The Urban Run - Nelson Mandela Bay

Nominated Beneficiaries

The Beneficiaries for the 2017 Nelson Mandela Bay Urban Run hosted by the MBDA are Cleary Estate Cheshire Home and the Mug & Bean's charity Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer.

noun, plural phi·lan·thro·pies- altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.


Cleary Estate Cheshire Home

Urban Run supports Clear Estate Cheshire Home

Cleary Estate Cheshire Home accommodates residents with a variety of disabilities and some with multi-disabilities. Some engage in recreational activities and hobbies to create a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

 Cleary Estate Cheshire Home is situated in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth. The Home caters for 42 residents with a fusion of all races, the majority of residents being African. Several residents play key roles or positions in the home e.g. Mza is the switchboard operator, Beverly is responsible for access control to the premises, Brian does maintenance, Reginald helps in the kitchen, Clifford is the residing fireman, Martin is the security. Residents look after one another and care for one another’s needs.

The Home also has a beading and fabric painting project which gives the residents an income generating opportunity.

A Children’s programme that caters for 45 physically disabled children from the community is situated on their premises. Transport is provided daily from their homes to Cleary Estate Cheshire Home and back again. Each day children are provided with a cooked meal. Physical and educational stimulation is also provided in a programme designed to prepare these children for mainstream education. It is rewarding to see the children advance to regular schooling where they will be socially integrated into an equal opportunity environment.


Cupcakes of HOPE

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we felt it most fitting to include this cause in this year's Urban Run.

Urban Run supports Cupcakes of HopeCupcakes of HOPE, a non-profit company that focuses on creating awareness around children with cancer and the early warning signs associated with this devastating disease. Awareness and funds are raised for families in need of medical assistance. 

Whilst they have several fundraising events during the year, their main event is hosting South Africa's National Cupcake Day 4 Kids with Cancer in September. This is an entirely community-driven project and an amazing event that brings the whole community together for an awesome cause! Let's help boost this amazing cause this year with our Urban efforts.

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