Two promising young rugby players got to meet their heroes this week at the Western Province/DHL Stormers practice grounds in Bellville.
Luca Liebenberg attends Sweet Valley Primary in Cape Town, a school that over the years has donated funds and time in supporting the work of the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) and its annual fundraising event – Blisters for Bread.
Luca plans to walk the 5km in aid of feeding hungry school learners. He understands he is very privileged and there are many young people that do not even have the luxury of a meal before and during school, a void the PSFA fills.
Luca has received a bursary to attend Bishops next year. He is busy with his Saxophone grade 6 exams among other interests, and he is a star rugby player.
Colwyn, who attends Kasselsvlei High as a beneficiary of the PSFA in the less privileged part of Bellville he states, is an overachiever too. He recently attended the Craven Week academy, the dream of all young players.
Although he is the smallest in the first team, he happens to be the captain.
“I have to work very hard because of my size, while respecting my opposition and my own players too, not to mention dealing with talks from the referee during the game,” he tells Warren Lodge from LIFE brand.
Colwyn says his dream is to attend the Western Province institute and play under-19 Currie Cup as the hooker of choice.Minister Debbie Schafer and her family are going to be participating in the Blisters for Bread 5km walk this August. Also, the spokespersons from the various ministry departments will also be taking part – hopefully all for the 10km.
Helen Zille will be firing the starter's gun at 08h00 to commence the 10km walk of the 47th PSFA Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk that will be taking place at the Green Point cricket club on the 24th August 2014. She has mentioned that she will walk as well.
The Ajax Football team recently announced that they will be participating once again as they have over the decades.
How to enter
Entries for the 5km or 10km walk can be made online or downloaded at www.psfa.org.za. Entry forms are also available at selected Super Spars and Sportsman’s Warehouse outlets in Cape Town and have to be handed in by the 9th August. The entry fee is R50, which will feed 25 hungry school children for an entire day.
Entries are limited to 12 000 walkers this year. Online entries close on the 17th August, but spaces are limited so enter asap.
This year, the school that submits the most combined entries will win a R5000 cash prize and the opportunity to select and feed an underprivileged school for a year, sponsored by PSFA and Lucky Star. We urge schools to include this drive as part of their civics campaigns/programmes. PSFA challenges all schools to join them in the fight against hunger.
PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation dedicated to feeding hungry learners while they are at school. PSFA was formed in 1958 and currently provide cooked meals to over 25 000 children in over 120 primary, secondary and special-needs schools throughout the Western Cape.
Contact details: Charles Grey; firstname.lastname@example.org; 021 447 6020
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