Cableway Charity
Photo Credit: Katrien Heere

The Cableway Charity Challenge is in full swing and climbing to new epic heights after its R1 million donations goal was surpassed! Here’s a recap:

 

Cape Town (9 May, 2023)—The Cableway Charity Challenge has already smashed its goal to raise R1 million in donations… after day one!

Race Day (6 May) saw corporate and school teams tackle the beaten path up Table Mountain as many times as they could. By sunset, R969 000 had been coined for this year’s NPOs of choice.

In a move as surprising as just how many times people were able to conquer the challenge, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway hopped in and donated R40 000.

The climb to R1 million had been conquered with the figures sitting at R1009 001 at the Race Day count up.

Tracy Le Roux of JDI Trust (The Challenge’s organisers) shared that 2023’s start saw “an extremely successful Race Day with 18 Corporate teams vying for top place.”

She added that a record 555 laps were completed by 159 participants between sunrise and sunset, despite a shorter Race Day than usual because of the time of year it fell under.

The School Team Challenge saw Rondebosch Boys High School in the lead with laps, but as for donations, we’ll have to wait until the end of the event to find out which school will be crowned the top trekkers.

Not to mention, Florence Groener is hot on the scene for her 8th Cableway Challenge venture. This trailblazer has to date earned R150 000 over the years, and we have no doubt she’ll blaze even brighter in 2023.

Meet This Year’s Beneficiaries

  • Abalimi Bezekhaya, a non-profit urban-farming organization that helps disadvantaged communities and individuals with skills to produce their own food, which many can use as an income.
  • Funda Kunye, who equips caregivers of babies and little children with vital development and education skills necessary for growth.
  • Mother City Kitchen, a life force for non-profits that provides meals and soup for them.

Although corporate and school teams have completed their quest, the challenge is still on for individuals until 14 May.

You might not be able to help out by trekking Table Mountain, but you can get involved by sponsoring a trailblazer! 


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