Bruce Fordyce from ParkRunSA receives 400 pre loved running shoes

We were delighted to meet up with the #ParkRunSA guys this weekend at Mofolo Park in Soweto. Our latest shipment from Boots For Africa Australia included about 400 running shoes / trainers.

ParkRun identified 8 districts with runners that showed real potential but did not have the proper shoes. Although the highlight of the day should have been meeting ComradesMarathon winner and legend Bruce Fordyce and his wife Jill, a Grade 9 pupil Emma, who took her shoes off right there and then to donate to our cause, stole our hearts with her generosity. Special thanks to the parkrun South Africa team – Chris & Heidi, Diana (who was also kind enough to go home barefoot!), Kondwani, Thamsanqa, Massimo, Ebrahim and the teams). I know you’re all itching to get back on the road – we looking forward to that day!

Bolloré Transport & Logistics delivered the shoes to Mofolo Park for us and MD Koen – an avid runner himself – joined us with his team, Asgood, Vincent and Sinayo, for the handover.

Thanks to Mac Masina and Lucky Lekgwathi for joining us on the day, and as always, to Boots For Africa in Australia! None of this would be possible without your dedication and commitment, Sarah ❤️#sportunites#notjustfootball#parkrunfamily

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