Schools join funky tekkie lace campaign in aid of SPCA

2017-05-11 06:03

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It is nearly time to put on your tekkies, stringed with the funky Tekkie Tax shoelaces, and wearing them proudly to work or school in support of protecting the vulnerable, whether it be people or animals.

Tekkie Tax will be held on Friday, May 26th and the Uitenhage & District SPCA is the only registered animal beneficiary in the Eastern Cape participating in the Tekkie Tax fund-raising campaign.

Local schools Laerskool Frans Conradie, Muir College and College Hill Preparatory have joined this campaign, helping to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.

“Funds raised on behalf of the local SPCA will be allocated to the sterilization programme, purchase of medication, food and cleaning material for the 97 kennels,” said Deirdre Swift of the Uitenhage & District SPCA.

This year the Uitenhage Lions Club is assisting with the Tekkie Tax drive in support of the local SPCA.

“I believe that the success of the overall campaign could very much double up on the campaign of 2016 with these influential schools,” said Denis Murphy from the Uitenhage Lions Club.

All you need to do is to buy a pair of funky shoelaces (R35 including a sticker) and wear them on Friday, May 26th.

“Tekkie Tax will provide much needed funding to the local SPCA for the prevention of animal cruelty in the greater Nelson Mandela Metropole,” said Swift.

  • Orders for funky shoelaces can be placed with Deirdre 083 415 5181, Denis 083 651 7870 or at the Vet Shop, Penford Centre.

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