28 July 2019

Where DOES the money go?

"Run", they said. "Its cheap. All you need is a pair of shoes". What they don' know is that shoes, socks, shorts and tops, nutrition, training and more things all have a role to play in keeping gremlins at bay! Blisters, chafe, toenails, body warmth, hydration levels.

But this post is not about that... this post is about #RazeABar. Four charity beneficiaries. All very different, but sharing 3 key critical things.


1 - PASSION (not the fruit...)
When you're hungry for something, it helps to feed that hunger. This goes for your stomach as well as your soul. Each of these four charities are led by people passionate to make a difference. You know when you fell in love for the first time and the energy you put into that relationship? Well, these folks put that energy in to their work every single day. They "feel" it!

2 - INTEGRITY
They do what they say. Simples. Their books are audited and the bulk of the money goes to making that difference in their communities, animal, human and African (our Africa).

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3 - EFFECTIVENESS (not reflective...)
Why buy and eat food if it doesn't do what it should? Why buy a car for transport that doesn't have tires? Why buy petrol if all it does is sit in a can in your garage? Between these four charities, they reach about 100,000 beneficiaries every single year. Kids (both human and animal), calves, orphans, injured, sick, dying, families that support that need support. Your support enables lives to change.


Have you ever had to go to school or work hungry? Not because you've spent money on another pair of shoes, but because your family has nothing. Let alone having no Christmas... ever. ~ The Herald Christmas Cheer Fund

Have you ever sat with a child dying, too sick to move? Because sometimes there is nothing you can do, but be present for them... for their mother, or father, or siblings? ~ Rainbows and Smiles Foundation

Have you ever watched a clearly breastfeeding dog scouring and scavenging the streets and wondered how many pups she has? And how many of them will survive sickness and hunger? ~ South African Veterinary Association's Community Veterinary Clinics

Have you ever wondered if there will be rhino, or lion, or elephants for us to marvel at in the wild... in just 25 years time? A generation or two? ~ One Land Love It


#ImNotCryingYoureCrying



24 July 2019

Entry to Galaxy Bingo ONE12run

It will take you to My Active. You can donate at the same time
Thanks, #MyActive 👱
Or you can print the entry form below, and make a direct deposit to our bank account! Email the form and proof of payment to the address on the form.


18 July 2019

Rotary gets an earful

Rotary International is one of the most far reaching and effective charitable organizations in the world. People like Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, Bono and others all have either been members or distributed through and alongside Rotary projects... And I was humbled to be asked to speak at Port Elizabeth's oldest Rotary Club! Here's what they had to say:
Steven Lancaster (titled his talk) "#RazeABar" and spoke about running 100 miles, which is 160.934 kms! There are 4 100 mile races in South Africa (that have collaborated), and he and one other person are the only two who have done all 3 (to date and will) enter the 4th race. Steven raises money for Rainbows and Smiles, The Herald Christmas Cheer Fund, One Land Love It, and SAVA Community Vetenary Clinics. Incredible stuff!!
Thank you president S'bongile Tsiu
for the opportunity and Fr Roy Snyman for the invitation. The photo is of S'bongile, myself and Hlubi Hewitt-Coleman. It is always inspiring to talk with people who understand the power of perspective and giving back!

You can download their full newsletter here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3S6ZrJRIsJtR2FOdmllZko3X3hpbjl0WWRiN0NiTThiZ0pJ

16 July 2019

Dream. Run. Win!

You'll have saved the date: 28/29 September 2019. Its the Galaxy Bingo ONE12run!

You can win your entry... and 4 pairs of awesome Balega socks!


We have FOUR passionate, effective charities that will benefit from your efforts &entry fees.

How do you win?
1 - start raising money! Tag us on the 'Book & the 'Gram and we'll help spread your fun'raising initiatives.
2 - get your friends and family to help you... even cheer you on the day! 
3 - get in touch if you have initiatives to sell anything on the day...we might be able to assist ;) (you just can't sell anything folk can buy at Grass Roof, please 😉 )
4 - raise the most for our charities!

Of course, Balega is a South African brand who lives the "uBuntu" philosophy. And as a Balega Impi for 2019, one our our organizers has organized these four pairs of awesome socks for the winner (individual OR team)... be part of "us". Do One Thing to Make A Difference ... ... ...

PS: You can get folk to donate to the charities directly through our #BackABuddy campaign! That way, your donors KNOW everything is above board!
PPS: If you're a business and need certificates for your donation, please get in touch with us by email (info@getsteve.co.za) OR call Steven at 0760275280.

HAPPY FUNNING! #RunToWin

07 July 2019

Galaxy Bingo ONE12run


If you like testing your limits... or the limits of team mates, then this if for YOU! If you love fun, then this is ALSO for you 👆

Go for the 12 hour or 50km alone... if you dare. Or get involved with a 5km loop of the Grass Roof parkrun route (unlike the main events, we won't complain if you cut it short 😜).

WE EXPECT the TEAM EVENT to BE VERY COMPETITIVE and it will create an awesome vibe. So get your fast mate (or 3 of them) to team up to #RazeABar. Raise funds to support our 4 awesome charities and you could win your entry fee back and 4 pairs of socks. Teams of 2 or 4 people can enter our relay event.

Entry forms will be available shorty! Email, comment or call us now (0760275280) to book your spot.

Corporate and/or club teams will have prime space next to the course to set up their gazebo/branding! Book your spot NOW... click here.


WIN FREE ENTRY: 
  • Comment before 15 July here: Facebook.com/ONE12run
  • Raise the most money for our four awesome charities and win your entry fee back... and FOUR pairs of #BalegaBestSocksEver
  • Stay up to date by subscribing to this blog and following on Facebook!

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