Walkers brave blisters for worthy cause

2019-08-29 06:00
Elaine (left) and Sadia Bocks from Mitchell’s Plain.

Elaine (left) and Sadia Bocks from Mitchell’s Plain.

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The 51st annual Peninsula School Feeding Association (PFSA) Blisters for Bread walk took place in Cape Town on Sunday 25 August.

This fundraising initiative has allowed for kids from impoverished schools in the greater Cape Town area to be fed two meals – breakfast and lunch – each day for an entire calendar year.

One entry of R60 allows the PFSA to feed 67 kids for an entire day, as a result, R630 000 was raised during this year’s event.

Charles Grey, fundraising manager for PFSA, is very happy with the turnout and believes that most of the work that was done in the build-up to the event by all stakeholders, sponsors and key partnerships have led to this event’s success.

“We are very delighted with the turnout and believe that it could not have been possible without any of the participants and all our main sponsors and key partners. There is so much that the PFSA can accomplish with the funds raised and with this year’s success we are able to feed at least 1 400 kids breakfast and lunch for an entire calendar year,” says Grey.

The participants were entertained by local musicians, SA Idols winner Paxton Fielies and Sama nominee Jarrad Ricketts. This was done in the form of a free concert after the walk. “In my opinion, I think that this year was the best entertainment we’ve had purely because these two artists were so young and could relate with the kids who are PFSA’s main focus. We have had some challenges with registration and the online entry forms, which we will hope to improve ahead of next year’s event,” adds Grey.

Sponsors and partners include City Vision’s sister papers People’s Post, TygerBurger, Lucky Star, Sasko and Heart FM. “There is so many organisations and stakeholders that we need to say thank you. The support PFSA has received is overwhelming and we are truly grateful for every contribution, in any form.”Here are a few memorable snaps from the day:


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