Animal lover to tackle Comrades
MICHAEL Webb, also known as The Pink Fairy, will once again share some magic with the King William’s Town SPCA.
After five years, Webb’s passion and commitment to animal welfare and the King William’s Town SPCA has not wavered, as he prepares to run the Comrades Marathon on Sunday once again in his bright pink outfit in aid of the SPCA.
Webb has worked tirelessly visiting schools and collecting donations around the town in an effort to create awareness and raise funds for the King William’s Town SPCA.
“This year I’ve focused more on the educational side, visiting schools and telling kids about the work and service the SPCA provides to our community,” Webb said.
For the past month, the devoted King William’s Town resident has visited various schools around the area on their “” or “pink day”.
Webb visits the schools as The Pink Fairy, giving animal welfare awareness talks encouraging children to become involved in and support the work of the SPCA.
The children, boys and girls are required to wear pink and Webb picks a best-dressed boy and girl for the day, making it an exciting event.
“The King Willam’s Town SPCA covers a massive area and they are constantly in need of support, donations and volunteers. I try to show kids the importance of the SPCA in our community,” Webb said.
“The kids have really been a highlight this year and the response and support I’ve received from them has been phenomenal.”
Webb has been collecting donations for his Comrades run, asking people to pledge anything from R1/km, as well as selling calendars and raffle tickets – all in aid of the King William’s Town SPCA.
The King William’s Town SPCA are in desperate need of support and donations. Webb’s constant support makes a huge difference, enabling the organisation to keep running.
“This means a lot to us. If it wasn’t for The Pink Fairy, our doors would’ve been shut. For medicine alone, we need more than R200000 to help us continue taking care of all the animals,” KWT SPCA receptionist Hazel Rademeyer said.
“Behind us is a vast rural area and people come here to seek help for their animals because they cannot afford to buy medicine. We are indeed grateful to Michael and his efforts for running the Comrades Marathon in aid of the KWT SPCA.”
The public are still able to donate towards Webb’s Comrades run and are encouraged to support the SPCA in any way they can.
If you would like to support the drive, their bank account details are as follows:
SPCA; First National Bank; account number 62018960709; branch code 210519.
Use comrades/your name as reference.