Running4pads make life easy

2018-05-24 06:00
Mbongeni Lunda, Natacia, Fezeka principal Mr Kevini Hockey, Ms Lungiswa Magadla, Amanda Smith and PJ.PHOTO: spindog M

Mbongeni Lunda, Natacia, Fezeka principal Mr Kevini Hockey, Ms Lungiswa Magadla, Amanda Smith and PJ.PHOTO: spindog M

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Township runners have been urged to support the Running4Pads initiative held towards helping young women across the province to receive free sanitary pads.

RCS Gugulethu Athletics Club’s Mbongeni Lunda and Khayelitsha AC’s Busiwe Nkoloza and other runners have joined the initiative and are now urging others to do the same.

“This initiatve was started by Amanda Smith, who, two years ago, decided to run her first marathon for a cause ,” said Mbongeni.

Last week Running4Pads visited six schools in Gugulethu and one in Uitsig, to donate sanitary pads. Special schools Thembalethu, Siviwe and Nompumelelo were also recipients, including I.D Mkize, Intshukumo Comprehensive and Fezeka High Schools.

Fezeka High School Principal Kevin Hockey said he was very pleased with the gesture shown by the runners.

“We thank them very much for thinking of our learners, because they come from homes that are struggling,” he said.

“I am so excited how Running4Pads has grown and has a life of its own now with people constantly donating where they can,” said Amanda Smith, who started the initiative.

Running4Pads now involves a team of women and men who are all running – and even cycling – to collect sanitary towels for girls who cannot afford them.

“ Why should girls miss a week of school every month for something they have no control over? Girls should not have to lose their dignity every month simply because they cannot afford a pack of pads, which are sold at an exorbitant price tag,” said Smith.

Now with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon fast approaching in September, the campaign is targeting more pads, and further hoping to have collected more pack by the end of the year,” she said.

People wanting to get in touch with Running4Pads in the townships can contact Mbongeni Lunda in Gugulethu: 0720450556 and Busiwe Nkoloza in Khayelitsha: 0834348440.

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