Over the Lesotho mountains to raise funds for children's home
OVER THE LESOTHO MOUNTAINS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S HOME
On a mission to support the King's Children's Home, Martin Smith and his son, Joel Smith, went on to conquer the Lesotho mountains.The young Joel Smith pledged his support and instead of an 18th birthday party, he tackled the famous 100km Amatola Mountain trail in the picturesque Hogsback area together with his dad Martin. They completed the 100km trail in two days and raised R55 000 for King’s Children’s Home. Joel set his sights on a bigger adventure for 2023, which resulted in the father and son duo tackling the 252km Lesotho Border to Border challenge starting from Maseru on 16 December and finishing six days later at Quacha’s Nek.
King’s Children’s Home just outside East London is a safe house that provides a temporary home and place of safety for abused and abandoned babies and young children. Founded in 2008 by Tracy and Jonathan King, who run the local Crossways church in the area, King’s Children’s Home has positively impacted the lives of many children in the Eastern Cape.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Through this fundraising drive, Joel aims is to raise R100 000! Donations can be made to The Kings Children's Home Trust, Nedbank, Branch code 198765 and account number 1002487722 – using JOEL as your reference.
BORDER TO BORDER
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