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St Andrew’s College 24 4 Smiley

Sep 18, 2018
St Andrew’s College 24 4 Smiley

St Andrew’s College hosted the annual 24 4 Smiley fundraising project over the past weekend.

The project is organised by the St Andrew’s College Grade 11’s, and began at 10am on Saturday and went through the evening until 10am on Sunday.

The event was named in honour of Stuart “Smiley” van Oldenborgh who was tragically killed in an aircraft accident in his Grade 9 year (2011). 24 4 Smiley is also an event in which one celebrates the lives of those whom they have lost, and is aimed at raising awareness of orphans and vulnerable children.

About 500 Shirts were sold for the fundraiser. This year the funds will be directed towards exciting community engagement projects, one of these projects will be with Child Welfare. Both St Andrew’s College and Diocesan School for Girls pupils took a moment to celebrate Smiley’s life.

Bryce Putzier a Grade 8 learner at St Andrew’s walked almost 80km over the 24 hours. Richard Morris a Grade 10 pupils from Graham House, the same house Smiley was in, walked from Saturday morning at 10am through to Sunday morning at 10am, joined by Lulo Mfaba, Brad Barrow and Julian Walsh they braved the coldness of the night, wrapped in blankets they continued walking throughout the night.

“A huge thank you to the Grade 11 organising committee for their commitment and hard work as well as all the staff who braved the freezing cold to help supervise the 24 hours event,” said Ncumisa Mzaza, Community Engagement Officer at St Andrew’s.

There was a constant presence of walkers/runners from Saturday morning 10:00 all the way through to Sunday 10:00.

Over R85 000 was raised through the selling of T-shirts and the entrance fee for taking part in the 24 4 Smiley event.