Leos named best youth team at relay

2016-03-17 06:00
=The Uitenhage Leo Club was awarded the Best Youth Team during the Cansa Relay for Life event. From left are Shane Slabbert, Lauren Kroutz, Charnia Vlooh, Caitlin Tamboer, Leo President Aphiwe Zinto, Angelique Tee, Justin Lightfoot, Trent Burness and Dylan Mabee.       Photo: SUPPLIED

=The Uitenhage Leo Club was awarded the Best Youth Team during the Cansa Relay for Life event. From left are Shane Slabbert, Lauren Kroutz, Charnia Vlooh, Caitlin Tamboer, Leo President Aphiwe Zinto, Angelique Tee, Justin Lightfoot, Trent Burness and Dylan Mabee. Photo: SUPPLIED

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The Alpha Leo Club, consisting of learners from Uitenhage and Despatch, participated in the Cansa Relay for Life held in Port Elizabeth and managed to raise a total of R6 098.

The Leos joined hundreds of people at Victoria Park High to relay for 12 hours in celebration of cancer survivors and also to remember those who have lost the battle against cancer.

With the Leos fundraising prior the event, they raised the funds through the Muir College teacher bidding, Hoërskool Brandwag’s Pink Civvies day, Strelitzia’s Leap Year donations, Uitenhage High’s cake sales and the fundraising on the relay night which consisted of popcorn and cupcake sales and manning the gate.

Captains Aphiwe Zinto, Trent Burness and their team managed to complete 107 laps during the Night Relay for Life event. For this the Leos received the Best Youth Team award.

“As much as we put in - in all that we did, I just did not expect that our team from Uitenhage would win any award,” said Leo President Aphiwe Zinto.

The Leos theme was about Skin Cancer and being Sunsmart. They urge everyone to be sunsmart and to use the correct sunblock, (preferably with the Cansa logo) also to protect their pets from the sun.

The Alpha Leo Club would like to thank all their sponsors and the Cansa organisation for making the Relay For Life possible.

(-Heilie Combrinck)

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