Celebrating World Sleep Day

2016-03-15 06:00
Photo: supplied Hirsch’s PRO Taryn Taylor, Hillcrest pupils and HHS principal Craig Girvin.

Photo: supplied Hirsch’s PRO Taryn Taylor, Hillcrest pupils and HHS principal Craig Girvin.

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WORLD Sleep Day fell on Friday, March 11, and as usual, Hirsch’s had some fun, community driven ideas up their sleeves to celebrate. Together with Cloud Nine and Rest Assured they came up with an activation to see how many pupils could fit onto one queen size bed for at least 30 seconds – raising money for a charitable project in doing so.

Hirsch’s Hillcrest’s activation took place at Hillcrest High school on the rugby fields at 1.15 pm on Friday, and classes from the High School came up with a strategy to squeeze (it was a tight fit) 62 pupils on one bed for 30 seconds. Could this be a record?

Commenting on the Activation, a Hirsch spokesperson said “Sleep is such an important part of our lives, particularly for young children. What we have found, when we visit underprivileged pre-schools in the areas in which we operate is that the children don’t have anywhere to sleep during their lunch break-time. Most stay on until the evening when their parents pick them up, and that midday sleep is vital for them. Cloud 9 and Rest Assured have come on board with us to donate 10 sponge mattresses in each region for a pre-school of their choice. If Hillcrest High School wins the choice of Charity, the beds will be given to Siyabu Sisiwa and Sithembakuye. The winning School will be announced soon.”

To find out more, please contact Hirsch’s PRO, Taryn Taylor on 031 761 7500 ortarynt@hirschs.co.za.

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