Faye gears up for charity ride

Forest View Primary School’s SPAR Star of the Month – September 2019.

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FOREST View Primary School selected its Grade 6 learner, Faye Verster, as its SPAR Star of the Month.

Faye is a naturally friendly, animated and an inspirational learner.

She has a passion for mountain biking and has pursued this as her sport of choice for the past two years.

In 2018 she took on the sport and was eager to participate in the Spur School Series and a race in Eston with a total of five races. Faye has competed again this year in the event and finished seventh overall in her age group.

She has been sponsored by a couple, Chantelle and Bruce Wilson, who she rides with. She was beyond delighted when she was given a bike by Kevin Sansom of Inchanga Park Country Village.

The talented rider has set her sights and heart on the Amashova this year in October.

“I love riding because it’s a good way to keep fit while enjoying nature and having fun. When I ride, I feel free,” she said.

Faye is passionate about animals and will be riding the Amashova this year in support of the the Sanctuary Project’s sterilisation projects.

With the help of her mom, Linda, she set up a donation fund site on BackaBuddy. To help her reach her target, visit www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/faye-s4s.

Running 4 Paws

Durban athletes put sterlisation project on track

Through their separate BackABuddy pages, the athletes were able to raise R67 000 towards Sanctuary Project’s ongoing sterilisation clinics.

A WHOPPING R67 000, raised by 12 dedicated Comrades Marathon athletes through Sanctuary Project’s #2025by2025 initiative, is expected to fund at least one sterilisation clinic.

The achievement comes hot on the heels of the successful #50Fifty fund-raising drive that saw the organisation reach its goal of sterilising 50 animals last year.

Not a group to rest on its laurels, Sanctuary Project continues to forge ahead and on 9 June 2019 was proud to announce that the group of 12 athletes, who had dedicated their Comrades Marathon to ‘Running 4 Paws’, raised R67 000 through their individual BackaBuddy links.

This has been a much-needed cash injection to boost the #2025by2025 initiative which forms part of Sanctuary Project’s mission to sterilise 2025 dogs and cats by 2025.

“You can follow the initiative on our Facebook and Instagram accounts by searching for #2025by2025,” said Sanctuary Project’s Bruce Wilson, a canine and parrot behaviourist and wildlife/animal rehabilitation specialist who oversees animal rescue, re-homing and rehabilitation.

“We have partnered with two well-established organisations, KZN Valley Dogs and Funda Nenja, to ensure that we are able to reach as many dogs in these community networks as possible.”

To date, Sanctuary Project has sterilised 57 animals since its first project (#50Fifty) kicked off.

The team soon realised it would be much more effective to go into the areas and sterilise dogs near their homes.

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