Hundreds of people turned out at Lifestyle GOG Park in Lanseria for Buhle Health Club’s third annual sport and fun day event on 13 April 2019.
People at the event participated in sport activities like aerobics, tug of war and running races. Winners of competitions walked away with prizes.
“We want people to stay fit and strong,” said Buhle Health Club co-founder Vusi Maduna. “We are having fun through exercising, and at the same time we are promoting a healthy lifestyle.”
“The event is also very important,” he said,“because we are trying to raise funds as an NPO. I would like to thank all the sponsors who made the event a success.”
Cosmo City Chronicle, Cosmo Chicken Licken, Roots Butchery, Shaya I’faya, Cosmo Romans Pizza, Cosmo Shell Garage and Cosmo City Sasol Garage sponsored the event.
“I think the Buhle Health Club did very well with this event,” said Nobantu Zonke from Shaya I’faya. “I was so impressed to see some of the pensioners participating.”
“We as Shaya I’faya were motivated to support the event because Buhle Health Club is a Non-Profit Organisation,” she said,“and when they approached us with regards to sponsorship, we felt it was a great opportunity and a good start for Shaya I'faya to actually make a change in people's lives.”
Zonke said Shaya has already made changes in her life. Their goal, she said, is to help people control their own future by earning extra money to make their lives better.
“I personally want to teach my children and all other underprivileged individuals that they do not have to be limited by where they start in life,” she said. “They can dream big and if they work hard they can achieve their dreams.”
Fathima of Cosmo Chicken Licken said it was heartwarming to see the community enjoying in a safe environment.
“An economically affordable event like that, gives people an opportunity to participate & interact in a fun and healthy way, close to their homes. We were privileged to sponsor such an event.”
She concluded by encouraging other stakeholders and community members to be part of such an awareness programme which promotes the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’.