The Aberdeen Botter Ossies, who in March completed their second long walk for charity, were delighted to be able to hand over the amount of R9 000 to the Kamdebo Primary School’s Governing Body fund on Monday.
Hannelie van der Westhuisen, Umelda van Rensburg, Debbie Barnardt and Lizemari Jordaan walked a distance of 25km this year to Grootvlakte farm, raising a magnificent R37 000 for local charities and projects.
Debbie, who is in her second year of study towards a Bachelor of Education, spent the first term this year helping out at Kamdebo Primary, teaching grade 3 learners in a governing body post. The teachers were very supportive of her determination and commitment to the walk, and themselves contributed an amount of R3260 towards the fundraiser.
It is fitting then that Debbie was the representative of the Botter Ossies to hand over the donation to the school, and that Niel Pienaar, who acted as a second and general “encourager” to the ladies during the walk, was one of those to receive the gift. Principal Daniel Pieterse was delighted to accept the generous donation, and assured the ladies that it would be spent wisely.