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Indulge your inner superhero with St Francis Hospice! + {Giveaway}

We all know the struggle of having kids when it comes to weekends. Yay…no homework and lunch boxes, but then I think: ‘What do we do with them this weekend?’. Well…this weekend I have the answer for you! And in entertaining the kids (well the whole family), you also support a really good cause.  St Francis Hospice (SFH) is excited to announce its inaugural Superhero Fun Run/ Walk and Carnival!! This will be held on 3rd March 2018 in Happy Valley! The Hospice really hopes to raise significant funding on the day via entrance fees, sponsorship and general donations, and with your help, it can happen! 

The event will be entered on Recordsetter.com to officially own the record for the Largest Superhero Fun-Run. All participants are encouraged to wear a superhero outfit (can you imagine how excited the kids will be???) or item. The run/walk, of about 3 km, will start at Happy Valley at 07:00 on Saturday. It then proceeds down Marine Drive and ends off in Happy Valley again. Entry, including access to the Carnival, is R60 per adult, R30 per child and R150 for a family of four. Corporate packages, from R900, allow branding on the roadside and entry for five staff members, who each receive branded capes and masks. If you’re not able to make the fun run, entry to the Carnival is R20 for adults and R10 per child.

The Carnival will be held in secure surroundings and there will be fun activities for the entire family. Performing artists, food stalls, jumping castle, face painting and various lawn games. For the competitive folks, there will be prizes for the best-dressed Superheroes announced on the day. So get your Superhero game on, enter online at Ticketpros.co.za or at Jet, Edgars & Postnet and see the magic come to life in the Bay’s beautiful Happy Valley. Tickets can also be purchased from Something Good, Virgin Active Humewood, Brian Bands and at St Francis Hospice.

Background

St Francis Hospice provides Home-Based Palliative Care monthly to some 200 terminally ill Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Motor Neurone Disease patients in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and Kouga region – at no cost to the patient. It believes that no one should be in pain or alone during their last days. Social Workers on the Hospice team not only provide comfort, but play a significant role in facilitating guardianship, fostering, grants and schooling for affected vulnerable children.  Hospice visits the families after the patient has passed on to make sure they are coping and healing.

SFH is a registered NPO, PBO and an exempt micro enterprise that lends 135% to the BBBEE scorecard for procurement recognition. They also provide Section 18A receipts enabling a tax rebate.  The Hospice has been providing quality care since 1986.

To book your spot to exhibit in their Health and Wellness tent, to sell food or other products, to volunteer your services, donate goods, enter the fun-run or enquire how Hospice can help you, contact Lynn van Vuuren on 041 360 7070, E-mail lynn@stfrancishospice.za.org, reach them on Facebook  or  check the website out.

I’ve got a set of family tickets, valued at R150 for one lucky PE family! I’m going to make it really simple. Just comment with your name on this post, or comment on this Facebook post. You can comment anything, or even just tag a friend who you think may support this wonderful cause. Also, go and show their Facebook page some love. The winner will be announced on Thursday, 1 March around 2pm. Hope to see you there 😉

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