AviaDev Charity Run - Cape Town, South Africa
On the morning of 14th June, 45 hardy souls met before the dawn had broken in the hotel lobby. We came together to take part in the annual AviaDev morning run, sponsored by NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants).
The sponsors, NACO along with AviaDev pledged to donate ZAR 400 for each runner that participated with all of the funds raised being provided to the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA), which is a charity serving the Western Cape in South Africa providing school meals for underprivileged children. We were joined for the by Marius Joubert, a former Springbok centre (Rugby Union), who is one of only 2 men to have ever scored a hat-trick of tries against the All Blacks (New Zealand). No mean feat!
The run route started at the football World Cup stadium and as we set off, the heavens opened. Lashing rain, darkness, driving wind and flooded trainers dominated the next 30 minutes, but all participants finished in one piece knowing they had made a difference.
Later that day, we received 2 more donations from ATR Aircraft and ADB Safegate, taking the total to ZAR 31,000. We presented the cheque later that day to the charity and discovered the amount raised would feed 69 children for a whole year!
To complete the initiative, a group of delegates visited one of the local schools and helped to dish up lunch and even ran an impromptu paper aeroplane masterclass with the children.
Thanks to all participants and donors for your incredible support.