Running for warmth this winter

Irafaan Abrahams, right, and Ashraf Mia from a Thornton non-profit organisation, Lace Up For Change, took part in the Cape Town Festival of Running 100km race at the weekend to raise money for winter woolies for needy children at schools in Athlone, Manenberg, Ceres, Genadendal, Grabouw, and Mitchell’s Plain. The race at the Sea Point Promenade was organised by the Hewat Athletics Club. “We did 20 loops around the promenade,” said Mr Abrahams, the founder of Lace Up For Change. So far they’ve raised R7500 as the public donated money for each lap completed around the promenade. Donations can still be made until the end of the month, through the Lace Up For Change website: Each R70 pack of winter woolies includes a beanie, a pair of gloves and a pair of socks.