13 peaks

Sabine Muller and Vuyo Spamla are planning to do the 13 peaks challenge in 48 hours to raise R100,000 for Friends of Child Protection.


Cape Town, South Africa (17 October 2022) – Sabine Muller and Vuyo Spamla are taking on the “13 Peaks” challenge to help protect children who have been abused.

Sabine, age 57, is a physiotherapist, athlete and mother of two, from Hout Bay and Vuyo age 47, is a domestic worker in Hout Bay and Camps Bay, an avid runner and mother of one. The pair are running partners and decided to take on the challenge so they could make a difference.

Sabine and Vuyo are looking forward to the 13 Peaks challenge, a 100km, 6000m ascent route tagging 13 peaks of the Cape Peninsula, which starts on 29 October 2022. They have been training long and hard to complete the challenge in under 48 hours.

In doing this, they hope to raise R100,000 for Friends of Child Protection (FCP). The organisation makes comfort packs which are given to child abuse victims in the Western Cape. Since the launch of their campaign, Sabine and Vuyo have raised almost R29 000 with kind contributions from 32 donors.

“FCP focuses on supporting these victims in the first few hours of trauma by giving each child a comfort pack. They rely entirely on donations.

All involved work voluntarily to keep costs down, which means they manage to give the children between 94% and 100% of their funds. The number of packs requested consistently exceeds the number they can supply. December sadly needs more packs packed than any other month.

Our 13 Peaks for Friends of Child Protection (13P4FCP) will hopefully generate funds to support the December pack, and Vuyo and I need your help to be able to reach every child in need this December.

An average of 1200 comfort packs are packed every two months at between R85 and R100 for each pack. All the funds for this campaign will go towards the December 2022 pack.” – Sabine Muller

The 13 Peaks route goes as follows – Start & finish at Signal Hill and tag peaks 1 -13 in that order.

  1. Signal Hill
  2. Lions Head
  3. Maclears Beacon
  4. Grootkop
  5. Judas Peak
  6. Klein Leeu Kop
  7. Suther Peak
  8. Chapmans Peak
  9. Noordhoek Peak
  10. Muizenberg Peak
  11. Constantiaberg
  12. Klassenkop
  13. Devils Peak

You can support Sabine and Vuyo via their BackaBuddy fund here.

Sources: BackaBuddy – Supplied
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