Colour run set to raise funds for Ebenezer Trust

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Relationships/health/news - Nh­lal­wenhle Ng­wenya Sun­day Life Cor­re­spon­dent

IN a bid to raise funds for the Ebenezer Trust Home, the Ro­taract Club of Bu­l­awayo is host­ing a colour run event at the Heath Streak acad­emy on 23 Septem­ber.

The colour run is set to be a fam­ily fun day whereby sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties are go­ing to take place in­clud­ing the main colour run event.

One of the or­gan­is­ers of the Colour Run, Pauline Mkandhla, said they have been work­ing closely with Ebenezer Home Trust for the past two years, as a re­sult they have de­cided to raise funds for the Trust.

“Since 2015, we have been work­ing with the Ebenezer Trust Home in an ef­fort to main­tain it as a neigh­bour­hood wel­fare struc­ture. The Ebenezer Trust Home be­gan op­er­at­ing as a soup kitchen, which we would sup­port pri­mar­ily by buy­ing in­gre­di­ents for the bi-weekly soup dis­tri­bu­tion, but also by par­tic­i­pat­ing in mak­ing the soup.

“This event will be a great op­por­tu­nity for our com­mu­nity to come to­gether and en­joy some fam­ily fun while rais­ing money. A per­cent­age of the pro­ceeds will go to Ebenezer Trust,” said Mkandhla.

Be­sides Ebenezer Trust be­ing a soup kitchen, Mkandhla added that the in­sti­tu­tion was evolv­ing into an ed­u­ca­tional cen­tre there­fore the need to raise more funds to meet new de­mands.

“The home has since evolved into an ed­u­ca­tional and so­cial as­sis­tance cen­tre for chil­dren in Thorn­grove, Nguboyenja, and Burombo Flats. We have con­tin­ued to sup­port them with do­na­tions of cloth­ing, and a com­mit­ment to build a play cen­tre or the chil­dren on the premises.

“There­fore our vi­sion is to turn the Colour Run into an an­nual event to help de­velop many char­i­ties in and around Bu­l­awayo ev­ery year,” she said.

She added that tick­ets for the Colour Run are al­ready avail­able at $3 for kids un­der 12 years which come with a ham­per and $5 per adult ticket and 100g colour pow­der for free.

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