Jimmy Letsoalo’s favourite place is the Ebenezer Dam where he spends every December to find peace of mind and to celebrate his birthday. This is also where his idea for the Mountain Top to Waterfront Fun Walk/Run was born.
Letsoalo has been wheelchair bound since the age of 18 when a car accident left him a quadriplegic. He has been a permanent resident of Centenary House for 14 years where he is being taken care of by dedicated staff.
Letsoalo needs assistance from the public to make this year’s fun walk/run a reality as funding and organisation plays a major part in its success. The first Mountain Top to Waterfront Fun Walk/Run was hosted from Clearwater Cove to Ebenezer Dam on 27 December last year with 20 athletes participating. Although little interest was shown the event was successfully completed and this motivated Letsoalo to host it for a second time this year.
“But we need help with organising the event and the sponsoring of prizes. We have not yet determined a date for this year’s event. Because of bad timing last year we had only a few entries.
“It would be appreciated if we can get help from athletic clubs or any other organisations to assist us in hosting a bigger event this year. We are planning on hosting it in November but experts’ advice in this field would be highly appreciated,” his brother, Amos Letsoalo said.
Jimmy hopes for it to become an annual event for everybody with or without disability. The event has a well-defined theme which promotes changing your lifestyle by eating more healthy foods and exercising more to maintain a healthy body.
To become involved in the Mountain Top to Waterfront Fun Walk/Run contact Jimmy on 072 892 8895 or Amos on 072 222 4501.