THE Verulam Child and Family Welfare Society in partnership with Golden Gate Spar, Verulam Athletics Club and YAHIP hosted a successful fun run at the Verulam Sports Ground on Sunday, October 1. The event was an overwhelming success judging from the turnout of participants and well co-ordinated assistance from the Verulam Athletics Club and YAHIP. Participants chose between a 5km or a 2km run/walk. In a joint statement the Verulam Child Welfare, Golden Gate Spar and the Verulam Athletics Club said: “The community project was well supported and schools – the objective to maximise participation of our children was achieved.”All participants were presented with a medal and given a goodie bag. The first three males and the first three females past the finish line were given Golden Gate Spar shopping vouchers to the value of R250. Golden Gate Spar, the anchor sponsor of this event provided the medals, goodie bags and the vouchers. The president of the Verulam Child Welfare Society Dr. K. Naidoo said: “The society thanks Golden Gate Spar for embracing this project, thereby giving effect to social responsibility. We also express our thanks to our logistics partner, Verulam Athletics Club, and for the support provided by YAHIP. The society also expresses its special thanks to the CEO of Golden Gate Spar Ravi Jagadasan and his spouse Serena Jagadasan for gracing this event.”The society also thanked the community and schools that participated. The society would also like to thank Cooee for their sponsorship of cooldrinks and hampers and to Frimax for their sponsorship of chips. The support for the event made the fun run/walk bigger and better. The overwhelming community support for the fun run/walk helped the Verulam Child Welfare Society to operationalise its motto “Your care strengthens our care in child and family care.” - Supplied.