Giving back to the less fortunate

2018-11-20 06:02
PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZIIkhethelo Children’s Village manager Tami Wright accepts the donation from the Kearsney Strider Athletic Club ladies captain Belinda Padbury.

PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZIIkhethelo Children’s Village manager Tami Wright accepts the donation from the Kearsney Strider Athletic Club ladies captain Belinda Padbury.

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THE Kearsney Strider Athletic Club has chosen the Ikhethelo Children’s Village as its non-profit organisation to donate to this year.

Athletic Club ladies captain Belinda Padbury explained that the ASICS Highway Ladies League is the oldest of its kind in the country and it has been running for 29 years.

“The league is made up of eight clubs and each club hosts the event almost every month, there is no charge.

“Six runners make a running team, with four walkers making a team. Points are scored on the sum of the team’s times, so there is a friendly rivalry between the clubs,” she explained.

She said that it is a wonderful gathering of women who run/walk 4 km and then enjoy a social afterwards with a pair of ASICS shoes and many other lucky draw prizes to win.

“At the end of the year we have this league and donate gifts, toys, and food to a charity and this year it was the Highway group to choose, and we chose Ikhethelo Children’s Village to be the beneficiaries,” said Padbury.

Ikhethelo Children’s Village is a non-profit organisation that rescues orphaned and vulnerable children from a place of danger and neglect, to give them a place of safety and unconditional love.

The Ikhethelo Children’s Village manager, Tami Wright, said that what the ladies had done for the children was amazing and they highly appreciate it. “This is going to help hugely with Christmas around the corner and the children will be so happy with the donations,” said Wright.

The ladies donated gifts, clothes, toys, and food for the children.

Padbury said “We thank all the Highway ladies for their generosity in donations for Ikhethelo Children’s Village. We love to spread the spirit of Ubuntu at Christmas,” she added.

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