Help Blisters to fight pollution

2019-08-06 06:01

The number of plastic water sachets to be handed out to walkers at this year’s Blisters for Bread will be substantially reduced.

Instead, participants are encouraged to bring along their own water bottles which they can fill up at various mobile water trailers along the route.

Petrina Pakoe, director of the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA), says this is one of their contributions to a more environmentally friendly community. “PSFA is extremely concerned about the increase of plastic pollution and this is our small contribution towards a global movement to becoming a plastic-free society.”

PSFA will also be partnering with Sasko and various private schools in the greater Cape Town area, where the learners at these schools will be encouraged to bring bread bags to school and place them in a special Sasko/Blisters for Bread box for recycling. The participating schools will be rewarded with books which will in turn be donated to schools in PSFA’s feeding programme.

Blisters for Bread, in association with Lucky Star, takes place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 25 August.

Walkers can take part in one of two routes along the Sea Point Promenade – a 10km that starts at 07:30 and a 5km that starts at 08:00.

Every person who enters will receive a medal.

South Africa’s pop sensations Paxton and Jarrad Ricketts will be performing live at the finish line. The entry fee is R60 per person. Each entry helps PSFA feed 24 school children with a nutritious cooked breakfast and lunch for an entire day.

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