School of Achievement welcomed 245 runners to the school grounds recently when it hosted a 4km Spring Fun Run.
Before the race began, Macsteel presented the school’s principal, Tinus du Preez, with a cheque for
R5 000 as a donation to the school.
Some runners charged past the starting line and managed to complete the route in just over 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, those who power-walked also enjoyed the event and all finished by 9.30am.
Edna Jones (84) attended the event to show her unwavering support for the school and also donated
R1 000 towards raising funds for the occupational therapy department.
Her late husband, Tom, was part of the school’s original committee who worked hard to fund the school.
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In total, the school managed to raise R26 585 on the day.
The funds will be used to fund occupational therapy equipment for the learners.
On behalf of the school, Retha van Lingen, the head of the department for occupational therapy, thanked all donors and participants for making their fun run a success.
She also extended a vote of thanks to Flyerz.co.za, Macsteel, BP Newmarket, Bavaria, CFR Freight SA, Houghton Hotel and Multi Plastics for sponsoring the event.
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Congratulations go to the following runners who accelerated past the finish line securing the first, second and third places:
• Pamela Winter came first in the women’s race with no record of second or third-placed runners.
• In the girl’s race, Nicka Retief came in first followed by Chidinma Onyeama in second place and Kateline Botha in third.
• Logan Cowly led the pack in the boy’s race, Timothy Nortman took second place and Ruan Coetzee grabbed third place.
• In the men’s race, Gerhard Joubert came in first, Grant Schuleman second and Renaldo Joubert third.
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