‘Paying it forward’ ethos in action

2016-07-12 06:05
With the shoes (from left) Hamisha Bramdaw, Vanessa Ronald and Paige Owen. Photo: supplied

With the shoes (from left) Hamisha Bramdaw, Vanessa Ronald and Paige Owen. Photo: supplied

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HAMISHA Bramdaw, Sithokozile Secondary­ representative, recently appealed for sports shoes for the netball side after she noticed the team had been playing barefoot.
“The team are a strong side, having had an exceptionally good season, and recently won the Archie Gumede Cup,” she said.

Although BBF Safety Group (BBF) had allocated cash for the CSI budget for the year, they were determined to help. Bronwyn Owen, a BBF staff member’s wife, approached her daughter’s school, Maris Stella, who agreed to buy and donate 19 pairs of sports shoes. In return, BBF donated Bova safety boots to the estate staff at Maris Stella School.

“What a wonderful example of the power of working together to positively contribute towards making a difference within our community,” says Vanessa­ Ronald, BBF senior brand manager.

Hamisha thanked BBF for their assistance and Maris Stella for their donation.
“Our thanks to BBF for their support and Maris Stella for their donation. The netball team are overjoyed with their new sports shoes.”

Paige Owen, a Grade 6 pupil, the Maris Stella representative, handed the donation over.
“I wish the Sithokozile netball girls all the best for their upcoming season.” Maris Stella principal, Joan Schmidt, said they are delighted to have been able to assist.
“It really is such a blessing to see the power of the ‘pay-it-forward’ ethos in action.”

Each Sithokozile recipient sent a thank you card to each Maris Stella pupil.
“What a beautiful, sincere gesture of heartfelt appreciation,” says Ronald.
- Supplied.

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