My Fundraising Appeal – Donate a Hippo!

As you likely know, I’ve been participating in extreme desert running challenges since 2010 to raise awareness and funds for social causes and campaigns making a difference in Africa.

Starting on 24 June 2017, I will be competing in one of my most challenging races yet – the Big Red Run in the Simpson Desert in Australia. This race involves running 250km over 6 stages. Essentially, a marathon a day…in the desert.

As in the past, running the Big Red Run is ultimately about more than just completing another desert race.

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I’m using my participation in the race to raise awareness and money to donate 50 Hippo Rollers to needy communities in South Africa.

South Africa is not only a water-scarce country, but many communities still lack adequate infrastructure to access clean running water. As a result, they have to spend countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and carrying heavy buckets.

Fortunately, a unique South African invention – the Hippo Water Roller – makes it extremely easy to collect water in tough rural conditions and informal settlements – up to 90 litres or 5 times more water than a single bucket, by simply rolling it along the ground. It is an appropriate technology, with immediate benefits, transforming water collection from a daily chore to a task performed only a few times a week.

My aim is to raise $6 250 – the cost of 50 Hippo Rollers – which will be distributed through Youthzones, a youth organisation working in needy communities throughout South Africa.

My appeal to you is very simple – please visit my fundraising page, make a donation, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same.

It’s easy to change lives with the Hippo Roller.

Together, we can make a difference!

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# Click here to follow my progress during the Big Red Run.

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