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Updated 13 June 2016

'Blisters for Bread' set for 28 August 2016

The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) announced that this year's Blisters for Bread charity walk will be held on Sunday 28 August 2016.

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The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for their 48th popular annual fundraising event, the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk which will be taking place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday 28 August 2016.

Hungry school children

This year there will be two routes along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk that starts at 7:30am and a 5km walk that starts at 8am. 

PSFA calls everyone to join them in their battle against childhood hunger by entering this special family event at the cost of R50 per person. Each entry fee will enable PSFA to provide 25 underprivileged hungry school children with a nutritious cooked breakfast and lunch for an entire day. Entries are limited to 12 000 people.

Entries can be done online or can be downloaded from their website. Entry forms can also be collected at PSFA’s offices situated at 47 Trill Road, Observatory; Top Events offices situated at 7 Koeberg Road, Maitland; or at selected Pick n Pay and Sportsmans Warehouse branches in the greater Cape Town area. The closing date for groups and manual entries is August 7 and online entries, August 17.

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Image: Scholars that benefit from the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA)

If you are unable to walk Blisters for Bread this year, then PSFA encourages both Cape Town locals and the rest of South Africa’s public, businesses and schools to consider making a monetary contribution. This can be done by logging onto their website. 100% of all donations made to PSFA go towards school feeding and are tax-deductible.

A common goal

Blisters for Bread, which was started in 1968 by concerned staff and pupils at Savio College in Lansdowne and handed over to PSFA to manage, has grown from strength to strength and has become a highlight on the Cape Town events calendar. Last year, over 11 500 people entered Blisters for Bread and the event raised R579 700, enabling PSFA to provide 1 468 hungry children with meals for a period of one year.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people and organisations that have consistently supported this important event year after year,” said Charles Grey, Fundraising Manager at PSFA. “We are truly grateful to everybody for coming together with a common goal in mind, and that is to ensure that hungry children at school will continue to receive daily meals that assist with reducing their short term hunger, increasing their attendance and performance and building their immune systems”.

For enquiries, contact Karen or Andrea at Top Events on 021 511 7130 or email info@topevents.co.za

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