Sports equipment drive by BMS

2016-11-09 06:00

BLUFF Meat Supply has started a sports equipment drive in an effort to kit underprivileged schools in Pietermaritzburg that cannot afford to purchase sports equipment and sports kits for their pupils.

Speaking to Maritzburg Fever­, Mark Lederle of BMS, said that through the years working with many of the poorer schools he has seen how excited the children get to be involved in a sporting activity but often do not have the money to by the necessary equipment.

“We are appealing to the community to contribute any sports equipment including soccer and rugby balls, hockey sticks, cricket bats or even soccer boots.

“It’s coming to the end of the year and often we, who are able to, change our children’s sports equipment and kits because it’s too small for them, this could be used by children who have nothing,” he said.

Lederle requested that all donations be in good working condition and suitable to be used by someone else. He said that people willing to make cash donations should rather buy the equipment and drop it off in the boxes that will be placed at Victoria and Market Road BMS stores.

“We will literally take anything that will keep the children busy. A fit body is a healthy mind,” said Lederle.

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