Patterson, 38, who has already climbed every day since the beginning of the year, said the initiative was aimed at assisting a million South Africans “who through no fault of their own started on the back foot of life”.
“Instead of returning to corporate life, I decided some time ago to focus on honouring my idea, which I treated like a business, training both my body and my mind simultaneously,” he said.
Via the 67 Minutes for Nelson Mandela and various voluntary programmes in the past, he built a relationship with the three charities. They are Habitat for Humanity in Pinelands, One Heart For Kids in Stellenbosch and the Sunflower Fund in Claremont.
“Habitat for Humanity is an organisation I got my previous company involved with after Nelson Mandela passed away, where we hoped to build two homes a month for the less fortunate.