SHARE THE COMRADES GOODWILL

OLD MUTUAL SPIRIT OF COMRADES ROLL OF HONOUR

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

The CMA officially handed over the funds raised from the 2018 Comrades Marathon to its six official charities recently. The officially recognised Comrades Amabeadibeadi charities are the Durban & Pietermaritzburg Community Chests, Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC), Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust, Hospice Palliative Care Association, Wildlands and World Vision SA, who through the Comrades Marathon’s fundraising platform and their own efforts, raised over R5-million.

This amount includes R490-thousand in direct voluntary donations from runners with their entries. R3,9-million was raised through the Race4Charity initiative whereby runners commit themselves to raising funds for the charity of their choice. A further R100-thousand was raised through Amabeadibeadi and other charitable product sales as well as R600-thousand as a result of the individual charities own initiatives.

The CMA’s two top Race4Charity fundraisers were Dean Wight and Grant Cummings who respectively raised more than R300-thousand each for the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust.

 

1

Dean Wight

Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust

      327,000.00

2

Grant Cummings

Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust

      323,190.42

3

Tracy Bamber

Wildlands Conservation Trust

      102,200.00

4

Axel Rittershaus

CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation)

        79,943.83

5

Roger Comish

World Vision South Africa

        79,565.00

6

Pat Freeman

CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation)

        65,350.00

7

Mervyn Shanmugam

CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation)

        48,880.00

8

Richard Alan Laskey

CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation)

        45,200.00

9

Grant Kalil

CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation)

        40,850.00

10

Darren Woods

CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation)

        36,705.00

 

Well done and a huge thank you to each and every one of our Race4Charity runners.  We salute you for combining your personal passion with a purpose.

CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn said, “The Comrades Marathon Charities handover is always a special occasion for us at the CMA. In as much as this marks the closing chapters of the 2018 Comrades Marathon, it is also an incredibly inspirational moment for all those who put their hearts into charitable giving. We salute each and every runner who has donated to our fundraising drive as well as all of the official charities who gave of their best to make the 2018 Comrades count.”

CMA Charities Convener, Mqondisi Ngcobo said, “The work that our official charities are involved with in bettering the social and environmental landscape of South Africa is nothing short of phenomenal. From small beginnings more than twenty years ago, the CMA’s charitable endeavours have gradually born fruit, to the extent that over the past 10 years we have enabled our designated official Comrades charities to benefit to the tune of R35-million through the generosity of our runners, sponsors, supporters and the general public. We are grateful to you all.”