SAPS Women’s Network raise funds for Cansa

Cansa representative Fadwa Walker, third from right, receives a cheque for R10 000 from SAPS Women’s Network members, from left, clerks Amina Visser and Ronel Gouws, Captain Shinaaz Meyer, Sergeant Shandre Japhta and Captain Mary-Ann Naidoo.

The SAPS Women’s Network has donated R10 000 to the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) Eikenhof Care Home in Athlone.

The network raised the money from a fun walk and run on the Sea Point Promenade on Wednesday October 25. The event was organised by its central metro sub-district in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Captain Mary-Ann Naidoo, from the SAPS Women’s Network, said there are 19 police stations in the sub-district and 1 000 SAPS staff registered for the event.

SAPS Women’s Network representatives visited the Eikenhof home last Thursday to hand over the donation.

The home provides “home-away-from-home” accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment who live far from the hospital they need to attend. They stay for about six weeks and receive meals and transport to and from treatment centres.

Manenberg police spokesman Captain Ian Bennett said there were plans to hold the event annually.

Fadwa Walker, from Cansa, thanked the SAPS Women’s Network for the donation, saying the money would go towards its patient-care services, counselling and support groups, and educational campaigns.

The participants took part in an aerobics session before the start of the 5km fun walk and 10km fun run
About 1 000 SAPS staff helped to raise funds for Cansa.