Gogolympics coming up - be there

2016-01-19 06:00
 Photo: supplied Participants at last year’s Gogolympics.

Photo: supplied Participants at last year’s Gogolympics.

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THE Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (Hact) will host the sixth annual Gogolympics on Friday 22 April at the Molweni Sports Field from 8am until 3pm.

Hact has 36 gogo support groups operating across five communities, of which roughly 2 000 grandmothers are members.
The granny groups meet regularly to support each other in their plight as grandmothers affected by HIV/Aids and other issues facing the community.
The groups engage in stress-alleviation and skills-development activities including literacy, first aid, sewing and bereavement counselling training.

In recent years the gogos have started playing soccer and other sports, as a way of keeping fit and healthy and to promote healthy living to their grandchildren and the community.

In 2011 the first Gogolympics took place, attracting widespread media coverage and community interest. 2012 and 2013 saw even larger coverage, and they expecting 2016 to be the biggest Gogolympics yet, with over 1 000 gogo participants.

In order to make this day a success Hact is looking for volunteer sports trainers from the communities around Hillcrest.
They need young sports lovers who are prepared to give their time to help the gogos.

Hact is also looking for corporate sponsors and partners for the event.
In addition it is calling on the upper highway community to assist with donating sports drinks, bottled water and food for the gogos on the day.

To assist, phone the marketing department on
031 765 5866 or email marketing@hillaids.org.za.

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