Pretoria, 21 July 2014 – For the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund, Mandela Day 2014 proved to be quite overwhelming with no less than three different initiatives pledging their 67 minutes on July 18th to assist children living with leg amputations.

First up, The Innovation Hub made good on its promise to help renovate an old farmhouse on its premises to be transformed into a brand new head office and rehabilitation centre for Jumping Kids.

Hub CEO, McLean Sibanda, joined a group of precinct company employees in cleaning, planting and preparing the space for the pending renovation. The house presents Jumping Kids with a unique opportunity to realize its overall vision of setting up a prosthetic centre of excellence.

At The Grove Mall in Lynwood, GrootFM joined forces with Vlok Cilliers and Lindie Strydom in hosting its #CelebrateLife #67Min4JumpingKids obstacle course.

Various corporate and celebrity teams pledged their time to uphold Madiba’s legacy by stepping, cycling, jumping, rowing and crunching for 67 minutes to raise a target amount of R67 000 for Jumping Kids.

The obstacle course, sponsored and managed by Virgin Active, gave teams the chance to compete for top results and was a fun-filled event with great spectator value.

Participating celebrities included:

Breyton Paulse, Dewald Wasserfall, David Fourie, Willem Botha, Monique Steyn, Hykie Berg, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Pieter Koen, Vlok Cilliers, Liza Brönner, Lee Scott, Mareli Strydom & Marlon Roelfze.

Participating corporate teams included:

Ottobock, Café Bugatti, Nativa, Nedbank, Irene Running Club, Beeld, Ro3Oasis Water & Icexpress Progressive Prosthetics.

Last, but certainly not least, Avis pledged their 67 minutes by donating R30 000 to Jumping Kids.

A long-time supporter of the Jumping Kids cause, 2014 marks the 4th consecutive year that Avis has included Jumping Kids in its Mandela Day celebrations.

“I would like to thank all involved in contributing to make this Mandela Day an overwhelming one for the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund. We are humbled and deeply touched by everyone’s support and look forward to an even bigger, better 2015 event,” says Jumping Kids Operations Manager, Michael Stevens.

For more information contact michael@jumpingkids.org.za

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