On Saturday 6th August 2016 at 6am the Up Kgale Charity Climb finally took place at Kgale Hill. Scores of people assembled at the foot of the hill, in support of the Charity Climb sponsored by Bomaid, Be Active Sports, Insynch Media.
The morning started off with Be Edge instructors conducting quite a vigorous warm-up and getting participants muscles stretched and ready for the ascend.
To date, kidney disease has affected 10 per cent of the general population in the Western world. In Botswana, while there may be no statistics on the rate and prevalence of kidney failure in Botswana, trends indicate that the condition is on the rise. Sometimes referred to as the “silent killer”, kidney disease is often diagnosed at a stage when the kidneys are damaged almost beyond repair and very little can be done. People still die from this disease as treatment does not always suffice.
It was for this reason that Be Active came up with this initiative and requested sponsors for their big idea to make a difference. The event was made possible by the following sponsors: John Smith, Zac Construction, Legal Wise, Abdulla & Associates, Bank Gaborone, Vivid Insight, Choppies, RCI and Bomaid. There was also a large crowd that supported this initiative through ticket sales and a pledge from Incepta communications.
The total funds collected in this fundraising and charity climb amounted to P20,000 which was handed over to the Botswana Kidney Society at the Bomaid premises on the 26th August 2016.