NID DUSK & DAWN TRAIL RUN

SAVE THE DATE

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October 2019 we will be hosting the 4th annual NID Dusk & Dawn Trail Run at the Karoo Botanical Gardens, Worcester.

Distances 1.5km, 4 km, 8 km and 14 km to choose from. Medals for all, amazing prizes and lucky draws up for grabs, stalls and entertainment for the whole family. 

This event is a fundraising initiative to the benefit of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID. The funds raised will be utilised specifically for the care of residents in our elderly and multiple-disabled Deaf departments.

Contact Chriszelda on 023 342 5555 or email relations.fr@nid.org.za for more information.   

 

RUN FOR THE DEAF

RUN FOR THE DEAF

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. 

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, contact: fr.nid@nid.org.za

 

HARDLOOP VIR DOWES

NID se “Hardloop vir Dowes” projekte het vanjaar op ‘n hoogtepunt afgeskop met die vierde Rooi vs Blou wedloop wat op 14 Maart plaasgevind het. Dié 5km wedloop wat in 2016 die eerste keer aangebied is is reeds baie gewild en is anders as enige ander een: Die wenner(s) is nie wie eerste is nie, maar wie van mans of vroue die meeste is wat die wedloop voltooi! Die vroue is vanjaar gekroon as wenners en het die trofee verower!

Op 20 April het 25 atlete deelgeneem aan die Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon en altesaam R 49 447 ingesamel ten bate van Dowes en persone met gehoorverlies by NID.

Vanaf 02 – 17 April het 17 atlete ook deelgeneem aan die 9de NID Marathontoer na Europa waar hulle aan verskeie wedlope deelgeneem het en altesaam R 52 500 ingesamel het ten bate van bejaarde en meervoudig-gestremde Dowes by NID. 

Nog ‘n knoop in die oor om te maak is die NID Dusk & Dawn Trail Run wat weer vanjaar plaasvind op 25 en 26 Oktober 2019.  

Vir meer inligting oor enige van hierdie projekte of om ‘n bydrae te maak, kontak fr.nid@nid.org.za.

PLEDGE YOUR BIRTHDAY

Pledge your birthday, nominate NID as beneficiary and request your family and friends to rather give a “gift” in support of NID, in celebration of your special day and in celebration of our 138th year of helping the Deaf and people with hearing loss.

We once received a donation from a new friend of the Deaf on request of one of her friends who celebrated his birthday. He had told his family and friends that he had received enough gifts and blessings over the years, and that the money they would have spent on him for a birthday gift, should rather go to a worthy cause. Special gestures like these are one of the ways that has made it possible for NID to make a difference in the lives of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss for the last 138 years.

Please consider following this example and doing the same. Pledge your birthday, nominate NID as beneficiary and request your family and friends to give a “gift” in support of our good cause and in celebration of our 138th year of helping the Deaf and people with hearing loss.

To pledge your birthday, email fr.nid@nid.org.za.

NID Run for the Deaf – 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.

SCHOOLS PROJECT

Schools Project – pledge a fundraising project of your choice in support of NID.

The NID Schools Project involves schools taking on a fundraising project of their choice in support of NID. Projects may vary from a social day, coin laying, hosting a dance or anything easy that could easily slot into the school’s annual programme.

Schools can also get involved in the NID Change for Change project. The project involves the filling of small Change 4 Change money boxes with all the small and annoying change, which fill our wallets.

This project is however not limited to school participation. Colleges, universities, service organisations or any type of group can also get involved and donate the funds collected from their project to NID as a special gift.

For more information, contact fr.nid@nid.org.za

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