19 April 2013 to 29 June 2013 

Ian and Leslie Hurst  are walking 1000 miles along the Appalachain Trail to raise funds to feed hungry school children.

We are paying for all our expenses. Every rand will go straight to feeding the children.

Ian and Leslie Hurst  support the incredible work that PSFA does. In April we will be walking 1000 miles (1650 km) along the world famous long distance Appalachian hiking trail in the USA, to raise funds for PSFA. . The trail starts at the top of Springer Mountain, Georgia and our walk ends at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (the trail ends at Mount Kathadin, Maine, another 1200 miles down the trail). It will take a minimum of 70 days, camping in the woods, braving the bears and the rattle snakes. This is an unsupported walk.
We will be buying provisions along the trail.

Why are we walking the trail.
  • Everyday school children go to school hungry
  • Every day the Peninsula School Feeding Association feeds over 330 000 children a healthy meal.
  • it costs R395.00 a year to feed one child.
  • we want to raise enough money to feed  2500 children for a whole year 

About Ian and Leslie Hurst
Ian is the owner of Paymaster Payroll Solutions and lives in Jamestown, Stellenbosch. Over the past few years he has become increasingly aware of the need to educate children and understands that learning on an empty stomach is impossible. He loves walking in the mountains and the idea of spending 3 months walking to feed the children will be an awesome privilege. Leslie is a qualified hairdresser who shares her husband’s passion for education and walking and is looking forward to facing the challenge of a 1000 mile (1650 km ) walk

You can Help

A) By donating R 395 to feed one child for one year.

B) You can sponsor Ian and Leslie for every mile they walk.

  1. R 1.00 per mile is a sponsorship of R 1000.00
  2. 50 cents a mile is a sponsorship of R 500.00
  3. 10 cents per mile which is a sponsorship of R 100.00

Every cent you donate will go directly to the peninsula school feeding association

To view the National Geographic slide show on the Appalachian Trial

 click here

A full stomach can be the difference between passing and failing

PSFA Fact Sheet


  • PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation, based in the Western Cape
  • PSFA was established in March 1958, by the Rotary Club of Paarden Eiland, now called Table Bay, in response to many approaches from school principals that their children were fainting or not coming to school because of hunger
  • PSFA is governed by a Voluntary management Committee
  • This year is PSFA’s 55th Anniversary
  • More than 1.5 billion meals have been prepared and served
  • We feed 330000 children daily in 752 primary schools, secondary schools and special-needs schools across the province.

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    Your partnrship with us is much appreciated.
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