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Running for endangered penguins
Staff members and learners at Rallim Preparatory r

Braving the humid weather and covering a distance of 9km on Friday 11 September, learners and staff members at Rallim Preparatory in Sunningdale dressed up as penguins in support of Sanccob.

This to create awareness on Sanccob’s virtual run on 24 September, to celebrate Heritage Day and support with funding endangered penguins. 

According to Nicky Stander from Sanccob, they have felt the financial negative effects of Covid-19 like many non-profit organisations globally. 

“A lot of people have joined these virtual runs and they have been really successful. So, we thought why not? Let’s do one for the penguins. The virtual run is officially taking place on 24 September to celebrate Heritage Day and African penguins are part of our heritage,” Stander said. 

Gareth Knott, the head of sport at Rallim, said the school decided to support the initiative and jumped on board. 

“We ran a promo for Sanccob to try and get awareness out to the public to get more sign ups for their event. This is one way a school can jump in from an outreach perspective and try and help the community. That was the whole idea - to go out there in penguin costumes and try and give back somehow,” Knott said. 

The learners and staff members headed from the school past the Table View beach front, as a Sanccob volunteer cheered them on and turning heads in the process. 

Stander said there are less than 18 000 African penguin breeding pairs left in the world.

She added, “This is not only a fundraising initiative. It is about raising awareness about the fact that the penguins are declining at an alarming rate. We want to gather as much support as possible for our feathered friends. I’m really grateful to Rallim and the enthusiasm was phenomenal. The actual event is virtual, which means that anyone can do it anywhere in the world, which is amazing. You choose your 5km route whether it’s from your house or from your block. There is no set route, which is really great. You can walk your dog for 5km which will then be your virtual run. It’s called a virtual run, but you can walk or jog or walk with your kids. You don’t have to run it.”

Sanccob is encouraging everyone who will be taking part in the virtual run to wear anything that represents penguins, take a selfie and post it onto their Facebook page

  • For more information, visit Sanccob’s website at www.sanccob.co.za 
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