Fedhealth IMPI Challenge supports local charities

Seen here:  The Prochorus team at the 2016 Fedhealth XTERRA.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg


The Fedhealth IMPI Challenge in Cape Town proudly supports five local charities including Prochorus Community Development Centre and the Woodside Special Care Centre.

Started in 1996, Prochorus is a community-based organisation that offers sustainable programs to ensure that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally.

“We are proud to be a charity of the IMPI Challenge,” says Jacomien Scannell, Prochorus Area Manager.  “The event is exhilarating.  By being a charity we are able to uplift and empower the poor, vulnerable and destitute. The donations received have enabled us to purchase school necessities for children in the Kayamandi Township outside of Stellenbosch.”

 For more information on Prochorus visit www.prochorus.org

 Founded in 1976 the Woodside Special Care Centre cares for 77 intellectually and physically disabled residents.

“I love the IMPI Challenge,” says Gregory Sirmongpong, PR and Marketing Officer at the Woodside Special Care Centre.  “I have completed one IMPI Challenge with a team from Woodside.  The team spirit and camaraderie is really awesome.  We are proud to be part of the event.   We appreciate the fact that in all the planning that it takes to organise such an event that the organisers have made a point of ensuring that they give back to those who are in need.  We have to provide for the daily needs of our 77 residents by feeding, clothing, caring and making sure that they have recreational activities to prevent boredom. Woodside utilises the money received for these daily operational costs.

 For more information on the Woodside Special Care Centre visit www.woodside.org.za


EVENT SCHEDULE:  2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge

Date: IMPI Challenge: Venues:
Saturday, 07 and Sunday, 08 April 2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #1 Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch (Cape Town)
Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 June 2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #2 Virginia Trails (KZN)
Saturday, 06 and Sunday, 07 October 2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Gauteng)
Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 November 2018 Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4 Wiesenhof Wildlife Park, Stellenbosch (Cape Town)


The five charities supported by the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge in Cape Town (IMPI #1 and IMPI #4) include:

  1. Prochorus Community Development
  2. Cape of Good Hope SPCA
  3. Woodside Special Care Centre
  4. CANSA
  5. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI).

IMPI Warriors have the chance to show their support by making a donation when entering online.

For more information on the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge email info@impichallenge.co.za or visit www.impichallenge.co.za


ISSUED BY:                                            NEWSPORT MEDIA

ON BEHALF OF:                                    IMPI Challenge

For further information contact Jacky McClean via email jacky@newsportmedia.tv













About Paiter Botha

Paiter’s running career started when he was 8. Since his early teens he’s been running cross coutry and road races and at the age of 12 ran his first full standard (42,2 km) marathon - the Voet of Africa Marathon - in a time of 3 hours and 20 minutes. At 18 he won the Junior section of the same marathon. Paiter was one of the top senior middle distance, cross coutry and road athletes in the Western Province in the 80’s and 90’s during his school and university careers running 4 min for the mile, 30 min for 10km and 66 min for 21km. Paiter stopped running competitively in 1994 to pursue his profession and later also started a family. Paiter started training seriously again and doing trail running after being invited by one of his old friends in January 2013 to team up with him in the 3 day AfricanX trail run that was held in Grabouw. Although his team mate had to pull out during the second leg of the race due to a calve injury, Paiter went on to finish as the third fastest Veteran in the competition in a combined time of 7 hours, 55 minutes for the three stages. On most weekends you will find Paiter in the mountains around his hometown of Paarl.

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