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Home >> News >> #OMTOM2018 Beneficiary Feedback: Chaeli Campaign

#OMTOM2018 Beneficiary Feedback: Chaeli Campaign

Every year, the Two Oceans Marathon NPC identifies beneficiaries to be supported through donations made by runners when they enter the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. 

The Chaeli Campaign was one of the four official beneficiaries of the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, and received R40,000 at the OMTOM Expo.

Feedback from Zelda Mycroft, CEO of the Chaeli Campaign

"Thank you very much for the support received from the Two Oceans Marathon over the past years. We truly cherish the support The Chaeli Campaign/CSRC have received from you  – without partners like you we would not be able to impact the lives of children and their families in the way that we do.

Thank you for partnering with us in growing families and communities that celebrate difference and embrace similarities; each person has a role to play and each person is important!

We thought you may be interested to have an update of what’s been happening in our lives over the past year – a year of many challenges and many success stories. For many different reasons we have had to create sport and arts specific NPOs in order to fundraise more effectively. The stable of organisations through which we run our projects are:

  • The Chaeli Campaign (founded August 2004)
  • Chaeli Sports & Recreation Club – CSRC (founded February 2010)
  • Inclusive Arts Collective (founded January 2017)
  • Chaeli Foundation USA (founded July 2017)

Even though the past year has held many challenges, we are extremely proud of the work that has continued to happen through our various projects. 

Our work has impacted over 9 000 individuals - this is huge.

You’ll also be delighted to know that after 2 years of the CSRC advocating for inclusion and equity at the Comrades Marathon, the adaptive (wheelchair) athletes started at the front at the start line – 5 minutes ahead of the elite athletes! This follows in the footsteps of our participation in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Thank you for the role you have played in making this a reality."