50/50/50 Penguin campaign

It all began with one man’s mission to run 50 marathons, over 50 days, for the 50th anniversary of the Two Oceans Marathon, but with a difference.

In collaboration with BirdLife South Africa, long-distance runner, Dave Chamberlain, will be running 50 consecutive ultramarathons to raise funds in aid of The African Penguin Relocation Project, culminating in the 50th Anniversary Two Oceans Marathon.

Quite a beakful, but it’s really quite simple. The more BirdLife South Africa
raises through Dave’s feat, the better the chance of survival our beloved African Penguin has. You can join BirdLife South Africa’s ambitious journey by pledging towards every run completed within the 50 days.

Donations

You can lend a helping flipper to The African Penguin Relocation Project by donating for each run that Dave completes. In keeping with the theme of the campaign, you can donate R50 per run, or more or less. For each tier of donations, we have some gifts to say thanks - or as we like to say - flipper five for your support. It really is a case of every little bit helps. 

  • R50 for every run Dave completes R50 x 50 = R2 500.00
    Each donor will receive a print of ‘Flying Penguins’ by Paula Breetzke
  • R10 for every run Dave completes R10 x 50 = R500.00
    Each donor will receive a set of 5 postcards of ‘Flying Penguins’ by Paula Breetzke
  • R5 for every run Dave completes R5 x 50 = R250.00
    Each donor will receive a digital copy of ‘Flying Penguins’ by Paula Breetzke
  • A once-off amount R1 000 or more
    Each donor will receive a print of ‘Flying Penguins’ by Paula Breetzke

The African Penguin Relocation Project
BirdLife South Africa also has a plan involving the “two oceans”. The project aims to create new African penguin colonies in the Indian Ocean, relocating penguins from the Atlantic Ocean where they are struggling to survive. 

Read more about the project here.

Visit the 50/50/50 campaign page to follow Dave along his runs

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Fundraisers

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    Dave Chamberlain

    R70,896 raised

1 Fundraiser project

Donations

  1. David Goldsworthy

    1 May

    R300
  2. Vivolicious Sonja Stafford-Northcote

    30 April

    R2,000
  3. Isaac Chalumbira

    30 April

    R1,000
136 Donations

Fundraiser projects

1 Fundraiser project

I am raising funds for BirdLife South Africa

By Dave Chamberlain

Hi! I’m taking part in 2019 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon to raise money for BirdLife Sout...

47.264% Completed
R70,896 raised
R150,000 Target
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