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Two incredible women are lacing up their takkies once again for a marathon mission, this time to help fund a community garden that will help people in need on their journey to independence!


Western Cape, South Africa (26 February 2024) — Two incredible women who are no strangers to giving their marathon missions even more meaning are lacing up their takkies once again—this time to fund a community garden!

Ruth Boshoff and Debbi De Waal have May marked on their calendars where they will tackle 42kms over 2 days. There, the journey will wind them through the Sonderend Mountains, which Greyton and Genadendal residents will know well. Aptly, their fundraising mission is called ‘Greyton to Gardens’!

Beyond the breathtaking scenery and the adrenaline of endurance, Ruth and Debbi’s May marathon serves a very important purpose, just like their Senecio run saw last year. Then, the powerhouse duo raised almost R20,000 for people with disabilities.

For their upcoming run the ladies will set their sights on R20,000 once again; this time for a food garden for community development organisation Taste+See—a mentorship that began as a feeding scheme but now prides itself as a ‘hand up’ organisation focused on equipping people in need with the skills for financial independence holistically.

Taste+See—who are based in Helderberg, Somerset West—hope to secure a small piece of land for their own food garden, which will provide not only nourishment and a sense of food security but also a purpose and a sense of responsibility for the community.

You can support Ruth and Debbi’s big run ‘Greyton for Gardens’ (and ultimately a patch of hope for members of the Helderberg community) by emailing here or donating to Taste + See using the details below.

  • Taste + See
  • First National Bank
  • Cheque Account
  • Acc: 63068512607
  • Branch Code: 25065
  • Ref: GFG
  • Email pop to:

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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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