Pietermaritzburg Hero Prepares to Run 7th Comrades Marathon Barefoot to Raise Funds for Homeless Shelter

Graham Wells, a 46-year-old resident of Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, is taking on his 7th Comrades Marathon barefoot on June 11, 2023. The post Pietermaritzburg Hero Prepares to Run 7th Comrades Marathon Barefoot to Raise Funds for Homeless Shelter appeared first on The Home Of Great South African News.

Pietermaritzburg Hero Prepares to Run 7th Comrades Marathon Barefoot to Raise Funds for Homeless Shelter

Graham Wells, a 46-year-old resident of Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, is taking on his 7th Comrades Marathon barefoot on June 11, 2023. He’s running to raise funds for the “Run for a Roof” campaign, a cause that he has been a part of since its inception in 2021.

This initiative, started by One Life Foundation, has raised over R47,000 to help raise awareness of homelessness in the city. Graham’s fundraising goal is R250,000, which he hopes will help the newly-formed PMB Homeless Network to provide a safe, clean, and warm environment for homeless people in the city. While this won’t be the first homeless shelter in Pietermaritzburg, it will be the first of its kind, as individuals will have access to a range of services.

For Graham, who has worked in social housing in the UK, homelessness is a cause close to his heart. He understands that homelessness is a pandemic that affects people all over the world and that it’s a crisis that needs to be addressed.

His decision to run barefoot for the Comrades Marathon is an expression of his commitment to making a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness.

Graham Wells

“I firmly believe that running medals don’t mean anything unless you have made a difference for someone else,” says Graham.

Graham’s journey will begin at 5:30 am in Pietermaritzburg and end at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban. He’ll be running to raise funds for the PMB Homeless Network on crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, to help provide shelter for the homeless.

Graham Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RI6TfOsp2w

The PMB Homeless Network is a coalition of like-minded organizations that includes Msunduzi Municipality, Business Fighting Crime, local churches, charities, social service providers, activists, and volunteers from Pietermaritzburg.

Together, they are committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of people experiencing homelessness in the city.

Support this worthy cause on BackaBuddy:  https://www.backabuddy.co.za/graham-runs-for-a-roof

Alternatively, Donate Via Snapscan:

https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/Run_for_a_Roof_2023

Press release for immediate distribution: For more information, please contact Zane Groenewald- Zane@backabuddy.co.za

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