DATE: Thursday 15 October 2020
RELEASED BY: Phumelela
In spite of the difficult economic times, the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity
Mile will go ahead at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 31 October.
Even better news is that the 16 selected charities will still be splitting R1
million between them with no charity going way from Turffontein with less
The Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile is a unique event in that each of
the 16 horses will run for a charity.
The organisation that draws the winning horse will go home with R150,000.
The second-placed horse will result in their charity receiving R100,000, R75,000
will be given to the charities represented by the third and fourth-placed
horses, and all the other participating charities will receive cheques for
To make the day a lot more fun, each charity will be represented by a celebrity.
This year eight celebrities will be involved, and each will support two charities.
The charities are: Lesedi Programme – Electrical; Lesedi Programme –
Carpentry; Lesedi Programme – Plumbing; Lesedi Programme – Air
Conditioning; Titans Sky Blues Trust; Star School – Vosloorus; Star Schools –
Springs; Emperors Palace Chambers of Commerce Trust (EPCoCT); EPCoCT – Mr
Masinga; Highveld Horse Care Unit; Soweto Animal Rescue & Advisory Centre;
Animal Anti Cruelty League; National Horse Trust; Animal Allies Rescue;
Peermont Education Trust.
The celebrities invited are IBO Cruiserweight champion Kevin Lerena; former
WBA Junior Lightweight champion Brian Mitchell, Platinum selling singer
Zahara, jazz and Afro-pop singer Judith Sephuma, actress Itumeleng Bokaba,
popular sport and racing presenter Neil Andrews and hilarious sports
Nominations for the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile and the other
races on the card close on Monday 19 October.
The final field and draw for the charities draw will take place on Tuesday 27
October and will be shown on TellyTrack.