There are many reasons why people participate in the MTN Walk the Talk with 702 event. Some do it for fun, others to foster camaraderie sprit within their teams and to raise awareness for different causes.
Benoni’s Amy-Lee Jones walked to raise funds for the TLC Children’s Home in 2018 and she is ready to do it again this year.
Having had participated in the walk when she was just 18 months old, Amy-Lee says there is nothing she enjoys more than the festive atmosphere of the event.
The 10-year-old raised R15,000 last year and was the youngest fundraiser on the platform. “I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children at TLC,” Amy-Lee said.
TLC Children’s Home provides refuge for children under the age of three. They currently accommodate 32 infants in need of care.
“I love to visit the children at TLC and try to go whenever I can, although I don’t get there as often as I’d like to. I love spending the day cuddling the tiny babies and playing with the toddlers and pre-schoolers,” Amy-Lee said.
Those who have participated in the event appreciate the impressive range of participants who come from far and wide to be part of this prestigious walk.
The grade 4 pupil message to her peers who would like to make a difference in other people’s lives is they must be motivated and do their best to help the cause that is meaningful to them.
For the past 18 years the MTN Walk the Talk with 702 has created opportunities for those who have taken part.
Several organisations use their own fundraising mechanisms and awareness tactics at the event. The event then supports these walkers with co-ordination of entries, walk packs, special requests and sharing their messaging on 702 and MTN social media platforms.
The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 event attracts thousands of people, with a cap at 50,000 walkers annually. It connects people, brings fun and promotes a healthier lifestyle and society.
Walkers take to the streets of the City of Joburg in vibrant costumes and matching outfits.
The event takes place on 28 July 2019 at the Marks Park Spots Club, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.
The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 is supported by the City of Joburg, who sees the event as a platform to showcase the city’s ability to host world-class events.