Five decades of charity

2018-08-02 06:00
Savio College learners gather at the Simon’s Town Catholic Church, the venue for the start of the first Blisters for Bread on 2 June 1968. The walk ended at Savio College in Lansdowne.

Savio College learners gather at the Simon’s Town Catholic Church, the venue for the start of the first Blisters for Bread on 2 June 1968. The walk ended at Savio College in Lansdowne.

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Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PSFA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices in Philippi, the Top Events offices in Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores. The closing date for entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices in Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger­.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger­.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger­.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger­.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger­.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger­.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

Fifty years ago, around 150 learners and staff at Savio College in Lansdowne laced up their shoes as a way to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

When the boys from Savio College set off on their gruelling 30.5km walk, they had no idea that in five decades, the walk would transform into an annual event drawing more than 13 000 walkers.

The event was called Blisters for Bread and it took place on Sunday 2 June 1968, with learners walking from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church to their school grounds in Lansdowne.

“The Savio College learners managed to raise funds for PSFA by securing sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” explains PFSA fundraising manager Charles Grey. “Interestingly enough, this is still done by many learners at privileged schools in the Western Cape that organise their own mini Blisters for Bread events on behalf of PSFA. During 2017, over R250 000 was raised by these schools,” explains Grey.

“Heart transplant pioneer, Prof. Chris Barnard, and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor who officially fired the starter’s gun, were among the sponsors to contribute to the total sum of R3500 raised in the first walk.”

Many of the learners walked for over five hours in their school shoes, stopping for lunch in Muizenberg, says Grey.

“Due to the success of the event, Savio College kindly handed Blisters for Bread over to PSFA. Now called the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the event has since taken place on a Sunday morning every year, with the event only being cancelled once during August 2008 due to severe weather conditions.”

Established 60 years ago in 1958, PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and Further Education and Training (FET) centres in the Western Province. Nutritious cooked meals in the form of breakfast and lunch are currently being provided to over 29 572 young people at 201 educational institutions throughout the Western Cape. PSFA has to date served over 1.7 billion meals to needy youngsters in the Western Cape.

Last year’s event attracted 12 594 registered walkers and managed to raise a total of R629 700 from entry fees. This amount enabled PSFA to provide 1399 hungry learners with a nutritious breakfast and lunch while at school for an entire calendar year.

“Anybody can now enter Blisters for Bread. Many schools, clubs, churches and companies take group entries. The event consists of two walks along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk which starts at 07:30 and a 5km walk which starts at 08:00. Every walker receives a medal and is treated to live entertainment when crossing the finish line at the Green Point Cricket Club,” says Grey.

But the Blisters for Bread event has become about more than just fundraising, says Grey.

“Blisters for Bread has also provided PSFA with the outstanding platform to create awareness about childhood hunger in schools. The event has without a doubt united people from all over South Africa in the fight against childhood hunger.

“Since PSFA strictly adheres to its promise that 100% of all entry fees to Blisters for Bread are allocated to feeding the learners on its feeding programme, the event cannot take place without the support of financial sponsors.”

V To come on board as a sponsor of Blisters for Bread, contact Charles Grey at PSFA on 021 447 6020 or at charles@psfa.org.zaV This year’s event will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 26 August. The entry fee is only R60. Entries can be done online or the entry form can be downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park in Philippi, the Top Events offices situated at 6 Koeberg Road, Maitland, or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday 5 August and online entries Sunday 19 August.

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