In 2005 ex Springbok Garth Wright and Gary Stephenson took on the challenge to raise funds for the kids of the Eastern Cape.
The success of their participation in the first full IRONMAN in Port Elizabeth resulted in the formation and registration of the IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust.
After successfully raising R11 000 in 2005, they would never have thought that 15 years on, they would still be part of the yearly fund raising initiative, with the goal of raising over R2.2 Million to ensure that the Trust can continue to make difference to thousands of kids in South Africa.
Over the past 14 years, the Charity has managed to meet its yearly goals, build and grow the support to the various beneficiaries and successfully extend its reach to various regions in South Africa.
The 2019 charity objective is to once again present a “Win-Win” scenario for the sponsors, the organizers, the athletes and most importantly for the children we assist.
The Trust is appealing to athletes to secure a sponsorship or raise the funds independently to cover the cost of a charity slot and participate in "Lumo Orange" at one or more of these popular IRONMAN tri-events:
• Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo City: 27 January 2019
• Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship Nelson Mandela Bay: 7 April 2019
• Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban 3 June 2019
With the great support offered the charity has able to secure and distribute in excess of R15 million to assist those in need.
2005: R 11 000.00 2011: R1 350 000.00
2006: R 105 000.00 2012: R1 509 000.00
2007: R 175 000.00 2013: R1 600 000.00
2008: R 300 000.00 2014: R2 100 000.00
2009: R 500 000.00 2015: R2 000 000.00
2010: R 1 060 000.00 2016: R2 100 000.00
2017: R2 100 000.00
2018: R2 200 000.00
With the IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust being a registered non-profit organization and having a social responsibility to 19 children’s charties, we will ensure that your contributions are effectively and correctly use to directly improve the life and needs of the kids in the NPO's we support in South Africa.There is no limit to the amount of your donation.
All contributions received are, recorded, accumulated and added to goal, with distribution happening yearly.
Please open your hearts and budgets to support this worthy cause and make a difference to the kids of South Africa.
The IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity's aim is to raise funds yearly, ensuring that the Trust can continue to make a tangible difference in the lives of children in need.
The idea of the charity began when the founders realised that they could raise money for children by participating in the first full IRONMAN South Africa in 2005. Even though the:
does seem like a daunting task “raising funds for the children is a great motivator” says Stephenson and with so many loyal, generous sponsors, athletes and supporters who get behind us yearly, we continue and do believe "Anything is Possible" and our yearly goal will once again be achievable
With the IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust being a registered non-profit organization and having a social responsibilities to 19 Charities, sponsors can be assured that their contributions will be effectively and correctly used to improve the life and needs of the kids in the registered children’s NPO's we assist.
IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust is classified as an Exempt Micro Enterprise. The Charity’s current turnover is below the threshold of R10 000 000 and as such is automatically defined as being a level 4 BEE contributor.
All participating companies/donors are entitled to receive a Section 18A Tax certificate and all the necessary supporting docs for their contributions made to the Charity.
This support is deductible for tax purposes and may be used to support the company’s BBB-EE scorecard status, as all the beneficiaries the charities supports fall well within the requirements and percentages of the Socio- economic development category.