From a boxing champ to the prettiest Mrs of them all, celebrities unite behind the Charity Mile

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hekkie Budler means business! Known as “The Hexecutioner”, this 27 year old professional Johannesburg based boxer fights under none other than boxing promoter Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions. At the age of seventeen, Budler won the SA Title as the youngest ever boxer to win a senior title. Most recently he successfully defended his title at Emperors Palace when he boxed against Simphiwe Khonco, a fight which has been seen as one of the most memorable in recent years in South Africa.

Jen Su is no stranger to the world of celebrities! TV and Radio Presenter Jennifer Su is one of South Africa's most unique TV and radio personalities. She is a news presenter on Business Day TV and Sky News "The African Business Report", a radio presenter on CliffCentral for the Gareth Cliff Morning Show and The Buzz, a contributor to SABC3’s Expresso, and entertainment reporter for People Magazine's "Out and About with Jen Su". Su, who says her heart is and always will be South African, has a home and family in China and travels there frequently.

The breath-taking model, presenter, brand ambassador and social influencer K Naomi Noinyane is certain to add even more glitz and glamour to the races on 31 October. This 23 year old was a presenter for Top TV’s Lifestyle and Entertainment show, Top Entertainment before being afforded the opportunity of a lifetime to reach millions of viewers with her big break on Channel O’s I-Request entertainment show.

One of South Africa’s funniest men is most certainly SAFTA (South African Film & Television Awards) nominated actor and Stand-up comedian, Trevor Gumbi. Gumbi has hosted Mzansi Magic's magazine show ‘Headline’ and has also acted on Mzansi Magic’s critically acclaimed drama series Rockville and in SABC 1’s sitcom Ses'top la which was a spinoff of the hugely successful City Ses'la. This outspoken and sometimes controversial comedian is a favourite amongst corporates and comedy fans alike.

Fun, quirky and professional are all words that have been used to describe Alex Caige. Caige has been in the media and entertainment industry for only a few years and has already made a name for himself with his unique radio and DJing style, both locally and abroad. Caige can currently be heard on 94.7 alongside Anele Mdoda on the afternoon drive.

“I am excited to be here for the third year in a row. The Charity Mile is a great initiative put together by Peermont, Emperors Palace and Racing. It’s a Rush and hopefully it will make a difference for the charities and those they support,” says Caige.

Candice Abrahams was crowned as the 2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa at a glittering grand finale at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg last week. Abrahams describes herself as a mother of 2, wife, business woman, model, entrepreneur and interior design enthusiast and will bring even more beauty and glamour to an already extraordinary group of celebrities who will be making a difference to the lives of many less fortunate within the communities around us.

Carmel Fisher is the last, but by no means the least, of the 16 celebrities. Fisher is a South African actress, dancer, model and television presenter well known for her roles in the soapie Backstage, from 2005-2007, on Rhythm City in 2009 and for her role in the acclaimed drama series Highrollers in 2013. She was also a celebrity contestant on the M-Net reality competition Survivor South Africa: Maldives, in 2011.

With this calibre of local celebrities taking part, the 2015 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile is an event not to be missed!

There are various hospitality options available, including a fully inclusive package in the Aquanaut or Furious Room and Deck with a prime view of the race track for R 850.00 per person, as well as packages including a buffet lunch and cash bar for R 475.00 per person. For hospitality bookings contact (011) 681-1702.

To make attending this exciting and significant race day all the more appealing, the rugby final will be broadcast on screens in all the main hospitality areas from 17H00.

The race is on but the ultimate winner is charity - Come and support world class racing, charity and rugby! See you at the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile one of the most popular on the racing calendar, on 31 October 2015.

Emperors Palace is a Peermont resort. For further information visit or call +27 (0) 11 928 1000. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @emperorspalace.


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