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Blisters for Bread Fun Walk

Don your walking shoes for a good cause and help feed a hungry child

Blisters for Bread, one of Cape Town’s favourite charity events, is back on the social responsibility calendar for its 48th year. This annual fun walk calls on Mother City residents to take to the streets for a worthy cause on Sunday, 28 August 2016. 

As with previous events, the philanthropic happening supports the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA), a non-profit organisation that addresses the fact that three out of four children in the Western Cape go to school hungry every day. Established in 1958, PSFA endeavours to feed these hungry children at both primary and secondary school levels.

Started by the staff and students from Savio College in Lansdowne in 1968, the fun walk was initiated to raise much-needed financial support for the association’s school feeding scheme. With the first few walks being successful, PSFA took ownership of the yearly trot and thus started spearheading what is now known as Blisters for Bread.

PSFA believes that “you can’t teach a hungry child”, and today the organisation feeds up to 28 000 children in 155 schools every day – for most, it is the only meal they get.

This year, the event boasts a brand new initiative that calls on schools and learners to not only take part in the walk but also to consider other ways to support the cause such as on-going donations and assistance building kitchens. A donation of just R62 can feed a child for an entire month, while R395 gives a little one breakfast and lunch at school for a year.

HOW THE BLISTERS FOR BREAD FUN WALK WORKS

For only R50p/p (an amount that will feed 25 children), participants can take part in either a 10-km run or 5-km walk.

Walk numbers for participants must be collected from Sportsmans Warehouse branches in Rondebosch, Canal Walk, Tygervalley or Sea Point on Saturday, 22 August 2015 from 9am to 5pm.

On the day, all walkers are to meet inside the Green Point Cricket Club in front of the stage, prior to the designated start times: the 10-km walk starts at 7:30am and the 5-km walk starts at 8am.

For the safety of all participants, professional medical facilities will be present along the route and at the finish line. Additionally, if you’d like to stow away your tog bag, a lock-up area is offered – all items are stored at your own risk.

ROUTE DIRECTIONS FOR THE 2016 BLISTERS FOR BREAD FUN WALK

The two walks start at the same location at the Green Point Cricket Club in Vlei Road. The route then moves along the Mouille Point and Sea Point promenades towards Camps Bay; walkers return to the Green Point Cricket Club via the same route that they took. Refreshment stations are located along the way.

HOW TO ENTER THE 2016 BLISTERS FOR BREAD FUN WALK

Please note that this year’s walk is limited to 12, 000 entries.

ONLINE ENTRIES: Participants looking to enter online can do so via Psfa.org.za. The closing date for web-based entries is Sunday, 17 August 2016.

FAX OR EMAIL ENTRIES: Entry forms are available via Psfa.org.za. Complete the entry document, sign it and fax it along with your deposit slip to +27 (0) 21 510 7230 or email it to info@psfa.org.za. The closing date for fax and email entries is Sunday, 7August 2016.

GROUP ENTRIES: Top Events manages all group entries. Groups must have a typed list of all entrants along with the name of a contact person and contact details. Each entrant must complete an individual entry form and submit it by Sunday, 31 July 2016.

IN-STORE ENTRIES: Applicants can drop off their entries at various Sportsmans Warehouse stores. The closing date for manual entries is Sunday, 7 August 2016.

Online, fax, email and in-store entries will receive a confirmation email if an email address has been provided. Before the day the walk numbers need to be collected on Saturday, 27 August 2016, participants will receive an SMS (if a cell phone number has been provided) that indicates your walk number and where you have chosen to collect it. Be sure to bring along proof of entry, email or SMS confirmation on this day.

BANKING DETAILS FOR EFTS AND DIRECT DEPOSITS
Complete your entry form, sign it, and fax it along with your deposit slip to 021 510 7230. Closing date for fax entries is Sunday, 7 August 2016. 

Bank Details:

Beneficiary Name: Peninsula School Feeding Association
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Number: 070894159
Branch: Thibault Square 
Branch Code: 020909

RULES FOR THE 2016 BLISTERS FOR BREAD FUN WALK

• Dogs, skateboards, bicycles and wheelie shoes (Heelys) are not allowed.

• All participants must wear their walk number on the front of their clothing at all times.

• Marshals and traffic officers are there for the safety of participants and must be obeyed at all times.

• Medals are awarded only to registered finishers of the walk.

PARKING FOR THE 2016 BLISTERS FOR BREAD FUN WALK

Parking is available at the V&A Waterfront and this option is highly recommended to avoid congestion. However, participants can also park at the Green Point A Track (opposite McDonald’s), at the Green Point Flea Market, at Western Boulevard (at the designated parking areas), at the Granger Bay Boulevard and Fritz Sonnenberg parking section (P3), at the Western Boulevard and Vlei Road parking zone (P4) or at Vlei Road at the Green Point Track (P5).

For more info, visit the organiser’s website - Psfa.org.za, or contact them on +27 (0)21 447 6020 and info@psfa.org.za.

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