Assisted and encouraged by parkrunners Sue Wagner and Kirsty Brits, friends of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund parkrunners in Namibia donated running shoes to children from the local townships who are actively involved in parkrun.
The children who attend an after school programme for additional classes have been able to enjoy parkrun weekly. Kirsty and Sue were heartbroken when on a freezing cold morning, some youngsters arrived to run wearing socks and flip flops.
The original donor was Peter Fordham from Richmond parkrun in the UK.
Sue wrote; “I am now totally, 101% convinced of the wonderful community spirit engendered through parkrun.” There were lots of smiling faces.
Thank you Green Point parkrun and all your amazing volunteers! Some fantastic views of the lion and the sea!
Hermanus parkrun is a beautiful run through the forest! I was blown away with how friendly and welcoming everyone was! I’m looking forward to being able to do this run a few more time during my trips up to Hermanus!
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