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A birthday leg for Tshegofatso

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Pretoria, 7 August 2014 – Today, on the celebration of her ninth birthday, Tshegofatso Makola arrived at The Innovation Hub on crutches and then left again without them – instead walking unassisted on her new prosthetic leg. The grade two learner, accompanied by trail-running champ Thabang Madiba, believed this first visit to the Jumping Kids […]

67 minutes for Jumping Kids

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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 […]

Celebrate Life – 67 minutes for Jumping Kids

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Pretoria, 18 July 2014 – GrootFM 90.5, in collaboration with The Grove Mall in Lynwood, is celebrating Mandela Day in a unique fashion to raise funds for Jumping Kids. Corporate and celebrity teams, consisting of five members each, are invited to jump, climb, step, row and cycle during a 67 minute obstacle course in celebration […]

twenty-four medals for young ‘blade-athletes’

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Pretoria, 14 April 2014 – Gauteng dominated at the recent Nedbank National Championships for Physically Disabled in Stellenbosch. The province won a total of 283 medals across various sport codes at the 23rd staging of this event with Western Province in second-, and North West in third place. A number of young lower limb amputees, […]

warriors conquer rookie for jumping kids

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Midrand, 2 March 2014 – Today, under cold wet conditions a team of rookie competitors took on the second Jeep Warrior Race of 2014 to raise funds for Jumping Kids. The Warrior Race is sponsoring 50 entries per event, (8 events spanning 4 provinces), in aid of Tshegofatso Makola – a young girl from Madibeng […]

Amputee’s attempt to scale arch benefit for children’s charity

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Half a million rand – that’s what an amputee and SA Paralympic star hopes to raise when he climbs 500 steps up the Moses Mabhida Stadium arch. Tyrone Pillay, 33, confesses a fear of heights, but will be gritting his teeth on Saturday in his bid to reach the sky platform to improve the lot […]

Arnu Fourie / Jumping Kidz Media Launch

Friday, November 8th, 2013

RO3 Oasis’ Water4Good Foundation guest patrons announcing that Paralympic Star Arnu Fourie will be part of their team. Interviews with Arnu, Vlok Cilliers (Bulls Kicking Coach) as well as Morne Steyn (Bok Fly Half) , as well as a look at Jumping Kidz benefiting from the launch by receiving prosthetic blades and legs. A Wonderful […]