ADAM Lees (B1 2002-07) is taking on a mammoth charity run called MAD2Run in aid of the Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD), in South Africa where he currently lives.
The MAD Leadership Foundation was started by former South African rugby player, Francois Pienaar, in 2003, with the ambition to help transform his country – one scholar at a time. As an organization they are dedicated to identifying and offering scholarships to academically talented young leaders who may lack the opportunities to access education. The foundation focuses on helping these individuals through all tiers of education whilst supporting their leadership and life-skills development, so they in turn can help those around them.
Adam commented: “Coming from the UK and being fortunate enough to attend Marlborough is a million miles away from the opportunities available to many of South Africa’s youngsters.
“Through the work of the Foundation they provide life changing opportunities, see for yourself in Gaddaffi’s story here.”
MAD2Run is an annual fund raising event in support of the MAD Leadership Foundation. The event consists of a 24hr a day, 7-day long relay-style run from Johannesburg to Cape Town (1520km!) with 12 runners per crew. MAD2Run 2017 will be the fourth consecutive annual event, and will be taking place from the 7th – 14th April 2017. Each runner will aim to run a minimum of 150km over these seven days with shifts varying from the 3am desert chill to the roasting mid-day sun. It will be a tough yet amazing adventure, however the ultimate goal of raising awareness and funds for the Foundation is the priority.
If you would like to sponsor Adam, please do so here.