Running to ‘drive a smile’

2017-09-14 06:00
Pastor Daan van Niekerk. PHOTO: omega moagi

Pastor Daan van Niekerk. PHOTO: omega moagi

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MUSIC, jumping castles, pancakes and fun running were the order of the day at the Southcoast Mall parking lot as the Christ Church members raised awareness for their “Drive a Smile” initiative on Saturday.

Pastor Daan van Niekerk said the event was organised for an array of reasons.

“We initially wanted to raise funds to be able to buy a bus to transport the elderly and the community who were without their own transportation.

“However, we also decided to combine the drive with my run at the 100Capital Classic on September 22 where I would be given a flag with the name of a nation written on it for the church to pray for with every one-kilometre lap.

“So if I run 100 laps that day we would be praying for 100 nations,” said Van Niekerk.

He said people have also come forward with donations for every lap he runs towards the “Drive” initiative.

Marathon runner Van Niekerk has run the Comrades eight times and numerous other marathons, but said the 100Capital Classic where he would be running for 12 hours, would be his longest marathon.

“Having worked with so many people in the Port Shepstone community through the church I realised there was so much more needed in the community than just delivering services on a Sunday morning.”

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