Join the Gandhi Walk to help disabled children
Fundraiser will support the Canaan Care Centre
THE East London Hindu Society (ELHS) invites people from all walks of life to join them in making a difference at the ninth annual Gandhi Walk on October 4.
This year they have chosen to raise funds for the Canaan Care Centre in Southernwood.
The NPO caters for children with mental and profound physical disabilities, providing them with education, therapy and care, allowing the children to reach their full potential.
“We visited the centre and saw the good work they do and the children they take care of.
“Their kitchen is in need of repair. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’.
“We see these completely helpless children and want to make the lives of their caregivers better by getting the facilities working better,” East London Hindu Society spokesman Ashwin Soma said.
This walk is devised to unite people of all races, cultures and religions to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, which is in line with the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.
“The East London Hindu Society celebrates 91 years of existence this year,” Soma said.
“Part of our aim is to promote our culture, support the community and live in harmony, which is what Gandhi stood for.”
The ELHS has supported various charities through this event over the years including: SPCA, DJ Sobey Old Age Home, Masi- manyane Women’s Support Centre, Breast Cancer Association, The Haven Care Centre, Greensleeves Children’s Home, Cancer Association and the St Bernard’s Hospice.
Tickets for the event cost R40 each, which includes a free meal.
The race begins at 10am at Oxford Striders and entrants can walk either 5km or 10kms.
ELHS is thankful to Refreshhh!, which has sponsored T-shirts to the first 1 200 entrants.
Walkers can look forward to lucky-draw prizes and spot prizes for those wearing their Refreshhh! T-shirts.
Tickets are available from Sportsman’s Warehouse, Hair by Ginno, Total Sports (Vincent Park), Cinnamon Stick, Friesland Milk bar, Bilimoria Fishing Tackle, AV Supermarket and the Canaan Care Centre.
T-shirts can be collected from Oxford Striders on Friday October 2 from 5pm to 7pm and Saturday October 3 from 9am to 11am at the Mahila Mandal Hall in Braelyn Heights.
For more information about the event, contact Sam on 082-563-4985.
PROMOTING UNITY: The East London Hindu Society welcome the East London community to join them for the ninth annual Gandhi Walk on October 4. From left, priest Gopalbhai Vyas, holding a Gandhi poster, Bhanabhai Dullabh, Dallubhai Bhika, Manilalbhai Vallabh and Kassenbhai Ramjee, seen taking part in last year’s event