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Lake Farm Centre has decided to host a hybrid fundraiser this year – a safe blend of virtual and physical events on the weekend of 12 & 13 March 2022 for a donation of R100 per person.

Friends of Lake Farm Centre are invited to join the virtual event, a 5km walk and/or ride of 5km | 10km | 25km | 50km | 75km | 100km over the fundraising weekend, from 8am on Saturday, 12 March, to 12 noon on Sunday, 13 March,  alternatively those friends living in the Nelson Mandela Bay area, are invited to join us at Lake Farm Centre for the 5km walk/run starting at 07h30 on Saturday, 12 March.

Great Prizes to be won! This year all entrants, virtual and physical, will be emailed a unique virtual race number confirming participation. So remember to keep your email confirming your virtual entry number to redeem your prize if you’re a winner.

Lake Farm Centre is looking forward to hosting a fantastic fun morning for Nelson Mandela Bay family & friends in the country with the official reopening of their Coffee Shop and to enjoy the 5km walk/run together.

We invite all participants both virtual and those joining us at Lake Farm Centre, to share photos to our gallery page of you, your friends and family walking, running or riding in support of Lake Farm Centre and you could win one of our fabulous prizes.

Please adhere to social distancing regulations and stay safe.

GALLERY

FAQS

Entries will open on Wednesday, 16 February at 08:00 for the 2022 Hybrid Lake Farm Centre Charity Run/Walk & Ride.

As much as we love the fun of the annual Charity Run & Ride at Lake Farm Centre, some supporters still feel more comfortable to walk, run or ride safely from their homes – wherever they are in the world – to continue to support Lake Farm Centre. So this virtual invitation applies to these Lake Farm Centre friends.

You walk/run at your own pace and route for five kilometres (or as far as you choose) and/or ride 5km |10km | 25km | 50km | 75km |100km from any location you choose – you can walk in your neighbourhood or in a safe, socially distanced space anytime between 08:00 on Saturday, 12 March and 12 noon on Sunday, 13 March 2022.

Friends of Lake Farm Centre can bring their family and friends to enjoy the fun 5km road walk/run, starting at 07.30 taking place at the Lake Farm Centre on Saturday, 12 March.

Simply enter online on the Lake Farm website, www.lakefarm.org.za

Lake Farm Centre (LFC) will celebrate the 62nd anniversary of their loving home and workplace for 90 intellectually challenged residents.  With your support we plan to celebrate our 27th annual Charity Run & Ride event VIRTUALLY & PHYSICALLY in 2022.

LFC employs 41 staff members of which 33 stay at our centre to make sure that we have the 24-hour support and care at our centre. We provide 10 separate work groups where residents can make valuable contributions to the running and upkeep of the centre. The occupational therapy workgroups and classes include the maintenance group, vegetable farming, home industries, pottery, bakery, embroidery, recycling/carpets, and other crafts. The centre runs a coffee and craft, 2nd handbook and charity shop over weekends. We have an extremely popular music band which is available for performances at functions. We welcome schools, students, and visitors from the community to benefit from volunteer and internship opportunities or to just visit our centre.

Our growing needs:  We have about 14-28 residents who are financially dependent on the centre and more becoming dependent on our charity. About 35 of our 90 residents are intellectually and physically challenged and frail and therefore require the centre to employs more caregivers in line with the statutory minimum standards to cope with frail care over the past few years. The centre has the challenge to make ends meet within the very tough fundraising industry, slow economy and requires maintenance and replacements of old machinery, vehicles, buildings, and equipment. We have started with the installations of solar electrical systems and other cost saving systems. Our home shows a growing operational deficit and would like to maintain our standards of care with the help of our quality staff, friends, and sponsors.

Your support will make a difference: We plan to expand our cost-saving and fundraising initiatives. Donations and sponsorships will help to expand our PV solar electrical and rainwater water saving systems to make us more independent from municipal supply. Donations for our orphaned residents will help to cover the shortfall of about R3500 p.m. for their comprehensive care not covered by state pensions and funding.

On behalf of each resident, the committee, and staff members of Lake Farm, we would like to extend a heart-warming thank you for your support of the first VIRTUAL Charity Run & Ride weekend.

Entries cost R100 per person.

Please visit www.lakefarm.org.za  and enter on their Charity Run & Ride event page.

Yes, if you choose to join the 5km walk/run you can register on Saturday morning, 12 March, from 06.00am. However we have made it easy for you to enter remotely, simply visit the Lake Farm Centre website www.lakefarm.org.za and enter online.

Lucky draw prizes will be drawn from the entrants’ virtual race numbers. Winners will be announced online and at Lake Farm Centre on Saturday, 12 March, and contacted telephonically to arrange prize collection.

RULES

  1. All entrants must register for the event, either online or on Saturday morning at Lake Farm Centre. The Virtual Lake Farm Centre Charity Run & Ride will take place from 08:00 on Saturday, 12 March until 12 noon on Sunday, 13 March 2022, whilst the 5km road event at Lake Farm Centre will take place on Saturday, 12 March.
  2. Online entries close at midnight on Friday, 11March 2022.
  3. Virtual race numbers will be provided this year.
  4. All entrants enter the event at their own risk and are required to follow Government regulations under the respective lockdown rules.
  5. Lake Farm Centre is the exclusive beneficiary of this fundraising virtual event.
  6. Should the event be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the organisers or sponsors control, NO REFUND of the entry fee will be issued.
  7. Spot prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the sponsors. Lucky draws will take place prior and throughout the weekend and announced online. Your Virtual race number is your entry into the lucky draw. Entrants will be contacted after this event to arrange prize collection.
  8. Enter online at: lakefarm.org.za
  9. Credit and select debit cards will be accepted for online entries.
  10. Please email admin@lakefarm.org.za for any further queries.

Event Details

Virtual Event

Date: 12 March to 13 March 2022
Time: 08:00 – 12:00 (Saturday to Sunday)
Cost: R100 donation per person

Lake Farm Event

Date: 5km Walk/Run at Lake Farm Centre: Saturday, 12 March 2022
Time: 07:30
Cost: R100 donation per person

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