Thursday, June 9, 2011

Spinning for Matla A Bana

Police in the Honeydew precinct commemorated Child Protection Week by participating in a spin-a-thon to raise funds for charity.

About 380 police members participated in the five-hour event on a rotation basis where they also raised funds for the Matla-a-Bana charity project.

Honeydew police spokesman, Warrant Officer Karen Jacobs said, "The spin-a-thon was incorporated as part of our social responsibility in conjunction with the Fitness and Wellness programme initiated by General Bheki Cele.

"The main aim was to ensure our members' fitness while contributing towards making a difference to child protection. We collected boxes of donations which we handed to the charity."

Cluster commander, Major General Oswald Reddy thanked participating members and encouraged them to treat child victims with empathy and support. A minute of silence was observed in memory of children who have been or are victims of abuse.

-Ayanda Buthelezi

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