Kearsney old boy rows from KZN to Robben Island
When three men with hearts of gold completed their 1460km Ingane Yami Mandela Challenge on Sunday (10 Nov), they had raised enough money to build another home for abandoned children in Shongweni. The distance they rowed non-stop over six days on stationary machines was the equivalent of from Shongweni to Robben Island.
Kearsney College old boy Mike Morris and Bruce Hughes started the challenge last Tuesday, rowing in one-hour shifts, with former Springbok Stefan Terblanche taking over at night, allowing them to sleep.
Ingane Yami Children’s Village in Shongweni is a home for orphaned children, consisting of individual houses each with a foster mother and six children. “Our goal is to build an additional home to accommodate another six orphaned children,” says Morris.
He and Hughes have undertaken several fund-raising events for the village. In 2013 they raised R450 000 after completing the Atacama Crossing, a 250km ultra-marathon run in 40-degree heat without support. In 2016 their Elements Everest Trail Race raised funds for a multi-purpose sports arena. It was around Mt Everest base at 4 500m above sea level, covering 160kms, including 25 000m accent.
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