Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star raises R288 680.00 to feed hungry schoolchildren
Posted on September 5th, 2022 by Charles Grey
After a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce that our popular annual fundraising event, Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star took place along the Sea Point Promenade on Sunday 28 August 2022.
We had to limit entries this year to only 2 000 walkers because planning and budgeting for the event took place earlier this year during the COVID-19 pandemic and we could obviously not foresee the future.
Nevertheless, with a sunny day on our side, the event turned out to be a great success, attracting over 2 000 walkers and raising R288 680.00 from entry fees and online donations made by the generous public, who could not walk due to limited entries. The funds we received will enable PSFA to provide 506 learners on our feeding programme with daily breakfasts and lunches for an entire calendar year.
The deputy mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Eddie Andrews, Brian Benatar, chairman of PSFA’s volunteer general committee, Neville Brink, CEO of Oceana and Lourens De Waal, managing director of Lucky Star said a few words at the start of the 10km walk. Alderman Eddie Andrews officially started the walk and participated with his family in the 5km walk – Eddie and his family had a fantastic time mingling with all the walkers along the route, stopping many times to pose for selfies with the walkers. Another dignitary that graced us with her presence in our VIP hospitality area for breakfast was Western Cape Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais. Anroux has been a loyal supporter of Blisters for Bread since 2015.
There was a real feel-good atmosphere at this year’s Blisters for Bread with families and friends all uniting in the fight against childhood hunger. Everyone who entered received a medal, a cold Coca-Cola thanks to our hydration partner, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages and a 20% discount voucher from Hi-Tec.
Our main sponsor, Lucky Star created fantastic fun activities for the walkers as they crossed the finish line. The walkers were treated to a complimentary snack prepared by Lucky Star chef Kabelo Segone, goodie bags with samples of new products, party music mixed by celebrity influencer and DJ, Devdondidit, dancing competitions and the popular 360 spin videos.
PSFA hereby wishes to take this opportunity to thank the following people, companies and organisations that played a vital role in ensuring the success of our 52nd Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk:
- Everyone who entered the 10km and 5km walks
- Lucky Star – main sponsor
- Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages – official hydration partner
- Heart FM – official radio partner
- Lions Club International for providing volunteers to assist with the marshalling
- The Sportsmans Warehouse branches for entry registrations
- Banks R & L Hiring for providing a 50% discount on the hire cost of catering equipment for PSFA’s VIP hospitality area at the Green Point Cricket Club
- Top Events for organising the event on our behalf
Blisters for Bread 2023 will be taking place on Sunday 27 August – we look forward to seeing you all there!