John Wesley to host fund-raising walk

2016-02-09 06:00
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JOHN Wesley Primary School wants to draw attention to the urgent need for the upper Highway community to register as blood donors.

John Wesley's marketing manager, Lilian Corden-Lloyd, said the Run-Walk For Life Cowies Hill and The Sunflower Fund will host a “big walk” from the school on Saturday, 13 February to also raise awareness on aplastic anemia (deficiency of all types of blood cell caused by the failure of bone marrow development).

This comes after the big walk that was part of activities at the John Wesley School Family Fun Day last year.

“The fun walk we had last year raised just over R9 000 with further donations still coming in. Funds raised are for a Grade 3 pupil, Samukeliso Dlamini (8), who has been diagnosed with severe life-threatening aplastic anemia and requires frequent hospitalisation for blood and platelet transfusions.”

Funds raised will go towards the cost of his treatment and donor screening.

“Unfortunately, Samukeliso’s parents are not a match as donors for a bone marrow transplant and a search activation has commenced. For more information on how to become a donor, go to call the toll free number 0800 12 10 82.

John Wesley School is a registered non-profit and non-government-funded school. For further information email or phone 031 701 5603.

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