I have just completed my 6th Comrades Marathon in a time of 8:38, and a big part of the run has been geared towards raising much needed funds for the Issy Geshen Lamont Home for the Aged, which is based in Lamontville.

This is an exceptionally worthy campaign, which will enable the Home to continue with the invaluable work that they do in caring for the abused and neglected elderly people who reside there, and restoring their grace and dignity, as they have done for the past 54 years.

The funds that have been raised so far are now just over the R66 000 mark, and being “cursed” with the sportsman’s competitive and goal orientated streak, I’d dearly love to end the campaign off by topping the R70 000 mark. Consequently, I am making one last appeal to everyone that I know to give what they can to help me achieve this. No amount is too big or too small and I hope that, cumulatively, we’ll be able to raise the additional R3000 plus that is needed.

The Home is a registered PBO and , consequently, any contribution that you make is tax deductible.

Thanks so much for the interest that you have shown and if you, or any of your colleagues, do decide to make a contribution, I’d appreciate it if you could email me details of it at grantc@nsg.co.za so that we can account to the Home at the end of the campaign . Should you require a tax certificate in respect of your donation, please email me your request in this regard, and I’ll be happy to arrange for it to be sent to you.

For the sake of convenience, the Home’s bank details are:

Name: Issy Geshen Lamont Home
Bank: First National Bank
Account No: 62028136853
Account Type: Current or Cheque
Branch Code: Mobeni (221026)
Reference: Comrades + Cummings, alternatively, your name / your company name

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Yours sincerely
Grant Cummings

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