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Taming the Mountain

  • 4 July 2023
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Future Growth staff at the finish line of a race

On Saturday 6 May, ten courageous (and slightly crazy) Futuregrowth employees, split into two teams (for the fifth time) to climb Table Mountain as many times as possible within a 10.5-hour window, all in the name of charity. The Cableway Charity Challenge is an annual event run by the JDI foundation in which participants complete summits of Table Mountain, raising funds through sponsorships for the number of laps they complete.

The challenge was a great success this year, with 18 corporate teams completing 555 laps between sunrise and sunset. Across the entire event a record of just under R1.2 million was raised for the chosen charities.

hikers walking up a mountain trail

The first 10% of proceeds is allocated to Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) who generously assist with emergency services, not only on challenge day but on a voluntary basis throughout the year. The remainder was allocated to this year’s beneficiaries:

  • Abalimi Bezekhaya is a non-profit urban-farming organization that supports disadvantaged communities in Cape Town, through providing facilitation and training on organic food production for nutrition, health, food security and income.

  • Funda Kunye aims to promote the holistic development and education of vulnerable, young babies and children in the Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg areas of Hout Bay.

  • Mother City Kitchen (MCK) supports non-profit organisations in specific impoverished community groups throughout Cape Town, by donating mass-produced nutritious soup and other meals.

Tags: Futuregrowth Staff Community Development

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