Julie Hay, the founder and director of local charity, Singakwenza, swam her fifth 8 Mile event at the aQuelle Midmar Mile this past weekend. As it is her 50th birthday this year, she set a goal of raising R50 000 for the Early Childhood Programmes that Singakwenza runs in economically disadvantaged communities. Thanks to the support of friends and family, she exceeded this goal by more than R10 000!
“This is just one example of the way in which Julie gives her absolute all to the vision and mission of Singakwenza, and it ignites a passion in us to do the same. She shows us what it means to really love the teachers and children that we work with, to care about our children’s futures and to make a change in our country,” said Claire Willows, Occupational Therapist at Singakwenza - a sentiment echoed by the Singakwenza team.
Julie was among 30 swimmers who swam for Singakwenza over the Midmar Mile weekend, as Singakwenza is one of the 6 official charities of the 8 Mile Event.
“I had lots of fun swimming across the dam 8 times, surrounded by wonderful people who were all there to do their bit for charity. I am incredibly humbled by the support and generosity of family and friends who donated towards my cause,” said Julie. “Our grateful thanks goes to Wayne Ridden, his team, and the amazing sponsors who enable this world class event to happen.”
To find out more about Singakwenza, please visit www.singakwenza.org
Pictured below: With fellow Singakwenza 8 Mile swimmers, John Wright, Julie Hay, Brad Ray, Abi Ray and Tracy Kerr.
News supplied by Singakwenza.