Every year we hold a beach walk as a fundraiser. It’s a 5km relaxed walk along our magnificent unspoiled beach or our local community and our kids. This year we decided to add a theme – Proudly South African and offered prizes for the best dressed.
It’s important to us that the kids are proud of themselves, their community, and of being South African. Building self and nation pride is one way to build a better future for us all. Building pride costs nothing, but gives our children a platform from which to face the many hurdles they have to face.
This year a number of our sponsors and supporters joined the walk. Local equipment hire company Talisman Hire was the main sponsor and the owners walked with their families. Whilst it’s meant to be a walk, there is always fierce competition between the kids to make it a race (of course) and the first boy in this year was a fine example of persistence and resilience. Anahko has always been in the top five, but this year he was determined to be the first boy in – and he was. For the first time we had one of our dads, Likke, who has two girls at African Angels, come in first.
Best friends Dominique and Neve ran in as co-first girls and shared their first prize goody bag. Temie, a mom of Sandisile who is in grade 4, was the first woman home.