Runners raise funds for PAWS

RUNNING FOR A CAUSE: The annual Rhino Run took place last Sunday in Nahoon, East London which scores of runners of all ages supporting the cause. Picture: AMANDA NANO

Scores of runners took part in the annual Rhino Run, which started and finished at the Oxford Striders club premises in Nahoon on Sunday.

This admirable cause, championed by non-profit organisation PAWS, is in its fifth year and is sponsored by Ashmel SuperSPAR in Berea.

PAWS founder Gavin DDe lLange said the African Wildlife Fund assists them to help fight the scourge of rhino and elephant poaching.

“We cover six reserves in the Eastern Cape and we need all the support we can get.

“Although we did not have as many runners this year, this crowd had the best vibe,” De Lange said.

More than 120 runners took part in the run which featured both a 5km and 8km routes. The event managed to raise more than R20,000.

Balekani Atheletics Club runner Sive Soka said more runners, especially those from athletics clubs, should participate.

“The cause pulled me and I thought I should lenday a hand to be part of this beautiful idea,” Soka said.

Ashmel SuperSPAR butchery manager Donovan Welgemoed said they would be part of the Rhino Run for as long as possible.

“We greatly appreciate the involvement of all our suppliers for all they have done,” Welgemoed said.

De Lange said their challenge to all runners for 2020 was to bring five of their friends to make the Rhino Run even bigger.

To assist PAWS, contact Gavin on 076-801-6888 or send an e-mail to paws4africa@gmail.com.

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