Miss South Africa 2002, Cindy Nell, now model, TV presenter, author and dancer extraordinaire, is one of the celebrities who will attend Saturday’s Charity Mile at Turffomntein. Her charity runner in the race will be Mike de Kock’s Havasha.
Perhaps best known as a bubbly yet stylish presenter on popular SABC2 show “Pasella”, she has also presented Miss South Africa on SABC as well as judging hundreds of other pageants and competitions.
She was hugely popular on SuperSport’s “Woza Lunchtime” during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and has been a public favourite on shows like “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2008 with her professional dance partner Jonathan Broadway and showing herself barefaced and dirty on MNet’s “Celebrity Survivor Santa Carolina” in 2010.
Apart from her TV appearances, she has been the face of numerous advertising campaigns. Her effervescence will infect everyone at Charity Mile on 6 November.
The Charity Mile brings together famous people and top-class equine athletes in aid of charity.
Sixteen horses are set to line up in the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile. Each will be publically represented by a celebrity and will run for a charity, with the race sponsors giving away R550,000 to be split among 16 charities. The finishing positions of each runner in the 1600m Charity Mile will determine how much each charity wins.
The charity of the winning horse gets R100,000 and emotions will run high as the runners drive to the line. The joy, the excitement and the tears of the representatives of the winning charity are the most touching moments in horseracing annually.
Here’s the breakdown (should a runner be withdrawn, the relevant charity gets R20 000): 1st – R100,000; 2nd – R70,000; 3rd – R50,000; 4th – R40,000; 5th – R30,000; 6th – R29,000; 7th – R28,000; 8th – R27,000; 9th – R26,000; 10th – R25,000; 11th – R25,000; 12th – R20,000; 13th – R20,000; 14th – R20,000; 15th – R20,000; 16th – R20,000.