COMRADES 2020 ..... Let's go Viral !!

Following the amazing generosity of everyone who supported my fundraiser in celebration of my 20th consecutive Comrades Marathon in 2019, a number of people have asked me to provide this opportunity again in 2020. So here it is - supporting the orphans of our country through World Vision South Africa!
World Vision South Africa is one of the official Comrades Marathon charities, and one that we have personally supported for many years.
Organizations that care for children are always special!
As this will be my 21st consecutive Comrades Marathon, perhaps the goal needs to be R21,000 for World Vision?
So....I invite donations of R21, R210 (R2,100?!?) or really, just what you feel led to donate.... Thank-you so much!

Just as Comrades is achieved one step at a time - this goal will be achieved one donation at a time! Please spread the word to family, friends and work colleagues!

How to make your Donation

There are two ways :
1.On my Comrades fundraising page, by credit card :

My fundraising page will appear; click on MAKE A DONATION and follow the instructions. You may use [email protected] for the notification if you don't want to enter your email.
If you're not keen to use your credit card, you can do an EFT by using the second method below....

2. You may pay by EFT to the Buddy Adverts bank account. Buddy Adverts will transfer your donation to the fundraising account.
Banking Details (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW ACCOUNT NUMBER, the one used last year no longer exists) :
Buddy Adverts, Capitec Bank, Branch No: 470010, Account No: 169 336 2331 (Please put your name and Comrades as the beneficiary reference)
(NB: EFT only, bank deposits not accepted).
If you use this method but still wish to leave a message on the fundraising page, please email [email protected], giving your name, amount donated and message.

Comrades 2020 details

Comrades 2020, on 14 June 2020, is the 95th edition of the Ultimate Human Race.
It is a Down Run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, starting at 0530 with the final cut-off at 1730.
The distance is 90.2km.
The race is limited to 27,500 runners, an increase from the 25,000 of 2019.
Full details are available on the Comrades website :

Due to Covid-19, the official 2020 Comrades Marathon has been cancelled. However, it has been replaced with a virtual Comrades event, which invites everyone to run their chosen distance from 5km to 90km. Full details given on the Comrades website at
The charity fundraisers are therefore very much alive and open for donations, more so than ever before due to the reduced donations that have been received so far this year, due to the cancellation of the main race.
All donations for World Vision SA continue to be gratefully received!

World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.
Learn more at

Donations so far

Number of donations
Total amount raised R6155

The donations page is now open (see block on left...)


Buddy Adverts is partnering with us in this challenge, in particular providing the EFT banking opportunity for those who prefer to donate in this way. Please go to the Home page to read about the vision of Buddy Adverts and how you can place an advert. Please also spread the news about Buddy Adverts to your home church and invite them to become part of this ministry whereby we seek to help our buddies!


(The Comrades Marathon slogan for 2020...)