Thembalami to benefit from Christmas walk

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre, which incorporates the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA), has once again been chosen as a beneficiary of Balwin’s Charity Hat Walk.

The event takes place from 7am on Sunday, December 1, at Jeppe Quondam Sports Club in Bedfordview.

Balwin hosts this annual charity walk – now in its 12th year – to encourage an active lifestyle, social interaction and to highlight and support chosen charities.

As this is a Christmas walk, everyone is requested to wear some type of Christmas hat – and a prize for the most eye-catching is up for grabs.

Dogs are welcome and there will be a prize for the Best Dressed Dog. There will be a 5km and 8km route with water points along the way for both two-legged and four-legged walkers.

While food and beverages will be on sale, you are welcome to bring a picnic basket to enjoy after the walk. Entertainment will be provided.

Thembalami is home to financially and physically vulnerable elders, while MODA provides holistic services and accommodation to older deaf persons.

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Elize Raath (Thembalami deputy manager), MODA resident Barry Waldeck and Lara Hurwitz (Thembalami social worker) at the 2018 event, which raised R130 000 for Thembalami.


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