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Tafta's festive trail run is BACK – BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

Grab a pair of fun festive socks (or decorate your own) and head down to Virginia Bush Nature Reserve for our annual trail run in support of Durban's elderly.

Date: 20 November 2016
Time: 07h00 (registration from 05h45)
Distance: 4km or 8km

Enter now online at www.roag.co.za for just R40 (4km) or R80 (8km). Late entries on the day R20 extra. Online entries close midnight on 17 November 2016 so hurry and get yours in now.

For more information, contact Ateesha on 031 332 3721 or email ateesha@tafta.org.za

Last year's event was incredibly successful, supported by the local community, corporates and spirited trail runners. Suitable for all ages, both experienced and first time walkers and runners, the event aims to promote family fitness and encourage people to play an active role in helping to provide care for vulnerable elderly pensioners in our community.

Imagine if everyone in our community did just one small thing to make someone else happy – someone they don’t even know. We’d create a little bit of heaven on earth! Be that person! Your kindness will make all the difference.

Proceeds from the day will help provide festive meals and cheer boxes for our aged over the holidays.

Please bring along something that can be added to the cheer boxes – soap, toothpaste & toothbrush, deodorant, body lotion, vaseline, disposable razors, biscuits, teabags, puzzle books, adult colouring books and crayons – and help bring a little joy into their lives.

Alternatively, you can make a donation right here and now towards these items.

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The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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