AND PAYS IT FORWARD.
The Funky Folk Run is a super fun way of raising money and awareness for the Children’s Hospital Trust, while having loads of fun along the way. The run is hosted by the Just Breathe Trust and aims to raise money and awareness for a very special project for the Children’s Hospital Trust.
The run is one with a difference where our runners get dressed up by their supporters in crazy, funky, fun, and hilarious outfits, all for a good cause. We encourage everyone to be creative with their choices of attire for our runners.
8 October 2022
THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN
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On Monday 04 December 2017 the Weber family of Cape Town suffered an unthinkable tragedy. Their beautiful son, Connor, fell into a bin they were using to capture water due to a severe drought in and he drowned. Connor was a strong boy and although he had been in the water for a prolonged period, they managed to resuscitate him before he was taken to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. The next 5 days were a horrible rollercoaster of emotions, but one thing remained constant and that was the amazing medical treatment Connor received and the compassion and care the family received from the hospital staff. Connor sadly passed away on Saturday 09 December 2017. He would have turned six on 17 February 2022.
Following his passing, Connor’s dad could not stop thinking of some of the things the family experienced during that week in the hospital, and the knowledge gained from chatting to staff as well as fellow parents. The staff cried with the family, prayed with the family and treated Connor as if he was the only child in the ward. This was not only applicable to him though, they treated every child in that way. It takes special people too work under such stressful conditions, and to still do it with the passion and dedication they do is beyond belief.
He felt compelled to give back and to try help in any way he could. A seed had been planted. As a result of his desire to give back, Connor’s dad (with the help of some amazing people) set up the Just Breathe Trust, a social enterprise which aims to develop and implement different initiatives and programs to help others to take a deep breath and……“just breathe”