RUN FOR THE DEAF 2019

Raise awareness and funds for NID through your participation in a running event of your choice. Events such as the NID Trail Run, Two Oceans Half Marathon and NID Marathon Tour have created the opportunity for sport enthusiasts with a passion for seeing the lives of others improved, to make a difference in the lives of persons with hearing loss at NID.

This year, NID’s “Run for the Deaf” projects kicked off with the fourth Red vs Blue run which took place on 14 March 2019. This 5km fun run that was held for the first time in 2016, is already highly popular and is unlike any other: The winners are not those who finish first, but are determined by whether male (Blue) or female (Red) participants finish in the majority! The ladies were crowned as the champs this year!

On 20 April 25 athletes took part in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon in support of the NID Run for the Deaf Campaign and raised R 49 447 to the benefit of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID. 

From 02 – 17 April 2019 a group of 17 athletes participated in the 9th NID Marathon Tour to Europe. They ran various races to raise awareness and financial support for elderly- and multiple-disabled Deaf adults at NID and raised a total amount of R 52 500. 

SAVE THE DATE: The NID Dusk & Dawn Trail Run will take place again on 25 and 26 October 2019.

 

For more information on any of these projects or to make a contribution, email to fr.nid@nid.org.za

NID MARATHON TOUR

From 19 September to 03 October 2018, 26 dedicated runners with compassionate hearts from Cape Town took part in a marathon tour through the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.

This year’s tour was the eighth one since 2012 and is an annual NID fundraising initiative. The group managed to raise R 100 000 to the benefit of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities as well as elderly Deaf at NID, as well as R 40 000 for the Gawie de la Bat Nursery School.

In April 2019 14 athletes will take part in the 9th NID Marathon Tour to Europe. They will compete in various races whilst raising awareness and funds to the benefit of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities as well as elderly Deaf at NID. To support this initiative, visit https://www.givengain.com/cc/marathontour2019/. 

 

CYCLE TELETHON 2018

On Friday 31 August and Saturday 01 September NID held our annual Cycle Telethon fundraising project in the Mountain Mill Shopping Centre, Worcester.

The project involves 4 teams of 9 Deaf cyclists each cycling for 24 hours from Friday 14:00 to Saturday 14:00 on exercise bicycles in the shopping centre. The teams compete against each other to cycle the furthest distance in the 24 hours. During the cycling we have a phoning program where tele-marketers (mostly staff with a few volunteers) phone donors, partners and friends and ask them to pledge a contribution towards the project. Previous donors are challenged on their previous gifts or to better the pledge and new donors (who are challenged by existing donors/pledgers) are asked to become involved through a contribution.

The aim of the project is to raise funds for multiple-disabled Deaf adults at NID and secondly to create awareness of NID and what we do for the Deaf and persons with hearing loss through our various departments.

This year the team from De la Bat School for the Deaf was crowned the winners. The total amount of R 200 000 has been pledged and received thus far.

You can still help make a difference: SMS / WhatsApp your donation pledge to 082 947 8846 or email to pa.deputy@nid.org.za for more information.

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