A Souh African man has raised more than R120,000 for charity by spending 24 hours on his treadmill.
Battling mind and body, East Londoner Cillian Ryan, spent 24 gruelling hours taking thousands of steps inside his house.
“Initially it was just an idea to see if I could do it, but on the encouragement of a few friends I will use the run in order to raise money,” Ryan wrote on his Backabuddy page.
Ryan completed his 24-hour run during South Africa’s level 5 lockdown on his treadmill at home, with encouragemnt of his family, friends and many other South Africans rooting for him.
He posted regularly on social media while covering 143,5km on his treadmill. In the end he raised R 118848.86 for the Guardians Of Hope charity – way more than his R80,000 goal.
Guardians Of Hope is an NPO which provides a home, love and care to abandoned babies as well as babies given up at birth by their parents.
Wherever possible they seek and support family reunification. Where this is not possible, they support adoption processes.