Caption: M&E Officer for the Pietermaritzburg Community Chest, Christian Dlamini (front row centre) is seen distributing shoes to members of Buxton Workshop at the Pietermaritzburg Mental Health Society.

The Community Chest extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to all international and local Comrades Marathon runners for the donation of clothes and running shoes, including kiddies footwear. The lion’s share of running shoe donations came from athletes in Brazil, who went the extra mile to bring smiles to our local communities.

The items were distributed to members of Mental Health Society, residents of Ezinketheni location and disadvantaged runners within local running clubs. A further distribution of kiddies’ shoes will be donated on Mandela Day to the children attending Sphumelele Creche which is located in the heart of Taylors Halt in Pietermaritzburg.

Thank you to every donor who have made our community members smile, especially the Comrades Marathon runners from Brazil. We appreciate you so much!