Qonce athletes going extra mile in Ironman for charity

Three Qonce athletes will be going the extra mile for charity at the Ironman 70.3 in East London on September 5.

Terry-Andre Eleftheriou and his wife Sam will be doing the event for African Angels, a Chinsta-based school for underprivileged children.

African Angels Independent School, located in Chintsa East, offers a high quality education to some of the most disadvantaged children in the area, at a very low cost to parents and carers.

The school provides an educational opportunity to orphaned and/or vulnerable children in the Chintsa East and Glen Eden townships.

Terry-Andre and Sam will be doing the event in the colours of Ironman 4 Kids, an awesome initiative by Ironman which enables participants to raise funds for designated charities.

The couple and their new clothing brand, Hera Clothing, are hoping to raise R20,000 with this initiative, and at the last look were on a little over R6,000.

Donations can be made online at https://hero.ironman4thekidz.co.za.

The third person doing a fundraiser is Mike Webb (aka the Pink Fairy), who will be doing the event in his traditional Pink Fairy outfit to once again raise funds for the Qonce SPCA.

Webb made a last-minute decision to do it as a charity drive when he heard how the SPCA is once again battling for funds and may even need consider retrenchments.

This SPCA is the hub of a huge area and cannot be allowed to lose staff as they are all integral to the running of the much-needed facility.

The society is battling with huge veterinary bills and constantly has to feed many animals.

Webb has set a moderate target of R7,300 (70.3) and is asking his wonderful supporters to once again dig deep to help reach and hopefully surpass this amount.

Donations can be made to the following account:

Name: M Webb

Bank: FNB

Cheque Account number: 62418456605

Reference: 70.3/your name

Not one who believes in idleness, Webb will also be organising a MTB race in Stutterheim the day before the Ironamn, with The Stutt Property Shoppe as the sponsor.

All proceeds of this event will go to the Stutterheim SPCA.

The theme of the fun MTB ride is Mystical Mountains/fairies/unicorns, and participants are encouraged to dress up accordingly.

There will be lots of fun prizes including for best dressed, as well as lucky draws. It is fun ride with no prize money for finishing first.

The distances are 5km, 30km and 45km.

Entries can be found on Facebook under Pink Fairy Multisport or call 084-597-8254. Please support these worthy charities.

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