The first edition of the Stagger Trail, the trail running branch of the famous Sani Stagger, has joined forces with the local Clouds of Hope Children’s Care Centre to introduce the Clouds of Hope 5km Fun Run on 24 November.

The event is geared towards encouraging families that are in the area to take part in a short 5km run where all proceeds will go to the Clouds of Hope Children’s Care Centre which is situated in Underberg.

Clouds of Hope has been part of the Underberg and Himeville community for 18 years and serves as a centre for orphaned children who have lost parents or been abandoned. They provide these children with food, accommodation as well as education, and currently house 66 children between the ages of a few months to 21-years-old.

The fun run is scheduled to start after the main races have finished on the Saturday and people are encouraged to join in as a way to support the work that Clouds does for the children of the community.

The work that the staff and donors do at Clouds is crucial in the upliftment and empowerment of the children. The day that they leave the confines of the centre with a qualification to go out and find a job and support themselves is the ultimate goal.