Running for Pinocchio Crèche

The entrance to Pinocchio creche.

Robert Misplon from Vredehoek and Matthew Daniels from Claremont will tackle the Comrades Marathon on Sunday June 11 to raise funds for the Pinocchio Crèche in Green Point.

Pinocchio Crèche has teamed with the Semela Foundation, the Corporate Social Investment arm of Cometa, an import-export corporation situated in De Waterkant, in order to assist the crèche with educational materials, security fencing and maintaining the vegetable garden.

“The Semela Foundation approached us last year and it’s not just a once-off partnership, this is for the long term. They have supported us with the planter box for the vegetable garden and now we have Robert and Matthew who are aiming to raise R50 000 for the crèche,” said Pinocchio Crèche director Helen Shongwe-Phillips.

“This money will go towards our educational resources. As an ECD we need to stay abreast with the curriculum and technology that will help us to further empower the kids for their scholastic journey,” she said.

“It’s very easy to do nothing, fundraising is hard work and requires much pestering, but ultimately it is worthwhile pushing oneself to make a difference in people’s lives and the esteemed Comrades run is a great platform for this,” said Mr Daniels and Mr Misplon in a joint statement.

“We are looking at doing it in sub 10 hours, however, there can be so many nuances on the day that it’s difficult to be sure, but we will be very happy with sub 10,” they said.

“We’re appealing to all in our community and beyond to contribute towards our cause.”