Teaming Up With Top Billing Presenter For Charity | Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile Is Back

On Wednesday I attended the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile Barrier draw. I was asked few weeks back to be one of the media partners for the charity event and I of course immediately agreed. Any opportunity to give back is something I am open to. 

At the draw function owners, trainers and a bevy of celebrities representing their charities mingled together.

The final field of 16 horses for the Gr 2 R600 000 event was announced at the function and this was followed by a ceremony to determine the barrier draws for the race as well as the celebrity and charity that each runner will be representing.

I am happy to announce that PHIL MPHELA BLOG was paired with Top Billing presenter Jonathan Boyton Lee. Our horse pick was number 15 called Brook's Club our charity benefactor is Star Schools.

Star Schools, started six years ago. The programme helps Grade 10 to 12 pupils with mathematics, science and English to ensure better Matric results and entry to post-school intervention programmes. 

A total of 250 pupils are currently engaged in the programme, that has already benefited 2,400 learners since its inception. 

The Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile race will run on November 1 at Turffontein and the finishing positions of the horses in the PEPCM will determine what portion of R550 000 will go to each of the 16 represented charities. A climax from the event was talk of increasing the charity total to R1 million in next year’s PEPCM.

The PEPCM is a very exciting occasion for both the representatives and benefactors of the charities involved. 

The charity represented by the winning horse will receive R100 000, but none of the charities will go home empty handed as even those represented respectively by the last five finishers will receive R20,000 each.
Celebrities involved; Carol Tshabalala, Paul Buckby, Alfred Mtombela, Clive Maistry, Neil Andrews and Fiona Nay

On the day each runner in the PEPCM will be publically represented by a celebrity and a media partner. The tradition not only adds a lot of glitz and glamour, but also gives the public a chance to rub shoulders with their favourite stars who they normally only see on TV screens. 

This eagerly anticipated race meeting also features the R3, 85 million Emperor’s Palace Ready To Run Cup, the Gr 3 Graham Beck Stakes, the Gr 3 HSH Princess Charlene Starling Stakes as well as the two richest Maiden Plates in South Africa worth R250 000 each. Racing. 

It’s A Rush will help drive this charitable cause right up until race day on November 1 at Turffontein Racecourse.

See you at the race!!

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