Hamisha Bramdaw, Sithokozile Representative, recently sent out an appeal for sports shoes for the Sithokozile Secondary netball side after she noticed that the team members had been playing barefoot. “The team are a strong side, having had an exceptionally good season, and recently won the Archie Gumede Cup,” she said.

Although BBF Safety Group (BBF) had already allocated their cash CSI budget for the year, they were determined to help. Bronwyn Owen, a BBF staff member’s wife, approached her daughter’s school, Maris Stella, who willingly agreed to purchase and donate the nineteen pairs of sports shoes. In return, BBF donated Bova safety boots to the estate staff at Maris Stella School.

“What a wonderful example of the power of working together to positively contribute towards making a difference within our community,” says Vanessa Ronald, BBF Senior Brand Manager.

Hamisha thanked BBF for their assistance and Maris Stella for their generous donation. “Our sincerest thanks to BBF for their support and Maris Stella for their donation. The netball team are completely overjoyed with their brand new sports shoes.”

Paige Owen, a grade 6 pupil, was the proud representative from Maris Stella who handed the donation over. “I wish the Sithokozile netball girls all the very best for their upcoming season.” Maris Stella Principal, Joan Schmidt, said they are delighted to have been able to assist. “It really is such a blessing to see the power of the ‘pay it forward’ ethos in action.”

Each Sithokozile recipient sent a personal thank you card to each Maris Stella pupil. “What a beautiful, sincere gesture of heartfelt appreciation,” concludes Vanessa.