A run for Mandela Day

A run for Mandela Day

2023 / 08 / 02

By Zingisa Mabangula
A chilly, rainy day in Nelson Mandela Bay did not young and old from flocking to Vulumzi Senior Secondary School in honour of Mandela Day to participate in a 5km run.

LOC and winners from 40+ Male category(1)

The 3rd edition of the annual run took place on Saturday July 29, and EnviroServ was once again a proud sponsor. The fun run is aimed at fundraising for a school hall, but it is also aimed at bringing people together. EnviroServ donated R10 000 and the money raised will be used towards the cost of building a new school hall.

Vulumzi Senior Secondary School Principal Mr Fina said the run was a way of connecting with new friends, seeing old friends and bringing the communities closer together for sport.

“A healthy community because of sport is a happy community. This event has a potential to create a safe community and fun for everyone,” said Ward 59 Councillor Bulelani Matenjwa.

EnviroServ’s Community Liaison Officer Zingisa Mabangula was proud to see youth and adults taking part in the fun run. “We are very proud of Vulumzi because they have grown from strength to strength”. Mabangula participated in the run and came 3rd is her category. The crowd cheered her on as she headed for the finish line.

Fina thanked EnviroServ for our support. “We look forward to making our fun run a major event next time. I would like to thank EnviroServ for making our annual programme an event of huge magnitude,” he said.

EnviroServ Operations Manager Sue Alcock commented that sport would help instil discipline for the learners.



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