‘Everest for August’ campaign raises close to R500k for CT train attack hero

Darren August is currently undergoing rehabilitation after being stabbed & thrown from a moving train in CT.

Darren August (27) was stabbed multiple times and fractured his spine while trying to protect train passengers from being robbed in Cape Town. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - An 'everesting' campaign has raised close to half a million rand for train attack victim Darren August.

The Athlone resident was stabbed multiple times and fractured his spine after being thrown from a moving train while trying to protect train passengers from being robbed.

The 27-year-old is currently undergoing rehabilitation at Groote Schuur Hospital.

To help support August, Graeme Kuys yesterday cycled up and down Steenbras Viewpoint for a total distance of 8,848 metres - the height of Mount Everest.

August's cousin Edwin Brooks, who had a hand in organising the 'Everest for August' campaign says the money will go a long way in helping the so-called 'train hero'.

"The main use of the funds will be used to help Darren's recovery after he leaves hospital and whatever medical expenses he might have."