Trolley dash winner grabs more than R6 000 in groceries
GRAAFF-REINET – In August, during the annual inter-schools competition in Graaff-reinet, Union High School launched a Trolleydash fundraiser in partnership with the local Pick n Pay.
Hundreds of tickets were sold over the following months and on Thursday afternoon, October 12, the three lucky winners were announced.
The Grade 6 learner that raised the most funds, David Kinghorn, was awarded a helicopter flight for four people, sponsored by Fly Karoo.
On Sunday afternoon at 17:00, the three winners, Lauren Waddelow, Norman Kroon and Anja Oelofsen and a very excited Grade 6G class and their parents, gathered at Pick n Pay to take part in the trolley-dash.
Positions were drawn, as there was a 1 minute, 2 minute and a 3-minute dash.
With the encouragement of the Grade 6 class, winners were running through the aisles of Pick n Pay, filling their trolleys with whatever their heart desired.
Cheryl Waddalow from Pick n Pay then also allowed Mrs Gerber, class teacher of the Grade 6Gs, with the very excited encouragement of her class, to have a 30 second dash for an end-of-year class party. Eats and drinks were also offered to all who attended.
What a fun-filled fundraiser this was for all involved.
Union High wishes to thank Pick n Pay and Fly Karoo Air Services for their generosity in sponsoring prizes and look forward to making this an annual event.
Anja Oelofsen, with the help of Ross Stanley, won the 1-minute dash, but had no problem in filling her trolley with goodies to the value of more than R6 000! Some for herself, some on mom Noeleen’s instruction, and some for charity.
Norman Kroon and his wife, Jenny, won the 2-minute dash and decided to donate the contents of their trolley to Vuyani Safe Haven.