Splash­ing some colour for a good cause

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Tam­lyn Jolly

MORE than R30 000 was raised at a re­cent fund-raiser held as a ben­e­fit for the Cancer Day Nite ini­tia­tive.

Or­gan­ised by Colour Splash

Hair De­sign in con­junc­tion with the North Coast Bik­ing Fed­er­a­tion, the Colour Splash Cancer Run was held at Stal­lions in Meerensee ear­lier this month.

It was a fun day out for the whole fam­ily where colour pow­der, hair shav­ing and braid­ing, as well as badges were sold to raise funds.

A total of R32 875 was raised. Of this amount, R18 808 was in cash, while the rest came in as pledges via EFT.

A por­tion of the funds raised will go to­wards Sis­ter Sani’s fuel and med­i­cal equip­ment costs, with­out which she can­not carry out her job of testing and screen­ing.

Cancer Day Nite’s ‘Boo­bieful’ project will be sup­ported as this ini­tia­tive pro­vides breast pros­thet­ics to women who have had mas­tec­tomies and can­not af­ford pros­thet­ics.

ITA sit­u­ated at the ZCBF grounds re­ceived sup­port as they of­fer free ac­com­mo­da­tion to fam­i­lies of ter­mi­nally ill pa­tients.

An al­lo­ca­tion will be made to fund toi­letry packs to pa­tients who can­not af­ford these ba­sics.

Fi­nally, a por­tion of the funds will go to­wards a tea day that Cancer Day Nite or­gan­ises for those pa­tients who can­not leave the on­col­ogy cen­tre.

‘We are so grate­ful to every­one in­volved in this suc­cess­ful fundraiser,’ said Cancer Day Nite’s Cylvia Broodryk.

‘There are far too many spon­sors to men­tion, but we cer­tainly ap­pre­ci­ate what ev­ery one of them did to help us help the ter­mi­nally ill.’

Tam­lyn Jolly

Apart from the or­gan­is­ers and hosts, nu­mer­ous spon­sors worked be­hind the scenes to make the Colour Splash Cancer Run the suc­cess it was

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