Checkout helps schools raise funds

2016-09-08 06:00
 Photo: supplied Pupils seen at the start of the fun run.

Photo: supplied Pupils seen at the start of the fun run.

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THE Checkout Family Fun Run hosted by Checkout Verulam Falcons on Saturday at the Verulam Secondary School saw more than a 1000 people, mostly pupils from various schools, participate in the fundraising 2km and 5km events.

The fun run is a partnership with the Checkout Group, participating schools and community organisations to assist them to raise much needed funds.

The race organisation, medals and marketing was all arranged for schools that used the opportunity to get pupils to participate in the race and raise money for the school. Whatever amount a school had collected was retained by the school.

Participating schools collectively raised in excess of R40 000 with no organisational effort required. The participating schools were Verulam Secondary, Verulam Primary, Lotusville Primary, Glenhaven Primary, Dianthus Primary, Daylee Independent, Verulam Independent, Waterloo Primary School, Sunrise Yoga Club and Verulam Athletic Club.

Verulam Secondary, Glenhaven Secondary and Verulam Primary schools received a R500 cash incentive for bringing in the largest number of participants to the event.

Participants were treated to cool drinks co-sponsored by Refresh Cooldrinks and a Checkout sponsored medal for their morning’s effort.

Falcons chairperson Joyce Moonsamy was thrilled with the level of participation. However, she said, the greater joy was seeing schools and participating organisation raise much need funds.

Checkout spokesman at the event pledged support once again and said the 2017 event will be bigger and better.

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