Durbanites walk for charity
By: Nompilo Mkhwanazi
“Having a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise is good for the body and mind”.
These were the words of eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo as he participated in the 11th Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk.
Nxumalo walked in the 10km category from uShaka Marine World to the Moses Mabhida stadium.
The walk had other distances including a 5km, 15km and a 20km.
“The event is a major charity driver in the city and one that has contributed in excess of R1m per annum to the upliftment and development of community projects,” said Chairman of The Big Walk ,John Burdes, in the Cape times.
Siviwe Jack, who was a participant, said she was glad she took part.
“I am glad that I was part of it, this was a great experience for me and I look forward to next year’s one,”said Jack.
The funds raised in each year’s Event are distributed to a range of local charities – some directly and others indirectly via the community projects of the Rotary Club of Claremont and the Spartan Harriers.
“The Big Walk has had a steady increase in participation from both local and international walkers in the last few years,” said Burdes.
Johannesburg resident Bongi Majozi said she traveled to Durban to take part in the event because it was “fun”.
“I came all the way from Johannesburg just for the walk because it’s one of the important dates in my diary, this is actually giving back to the community in a fun way,”Majozi said.