ELEVEN gutsy schoolgirls from Ridge Park College took on their first aQuellé Midmar Mile at the weekend in the colours of The Cows to raise money for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.
They were accompanied by their school’s new sport co-ordinator Amber Kilfoil, who responded to an email from the local co-ordinator of The Cows Iris Varty looking to involve as many schools as possible in the Herd of The Cows taking part in the world’s biggest open water swim on the weekend.
“Our principal jumped at the idea! We are not a big swimming school, as we have traditionally focussed on netball and running, but we had a small group of girls that were willing to take on this challenge,” said Kilfoil.
Kilfoil said she was bowled over by the enthusiasm and commitment from the group of schoolgirls, particularly as funding is not easy for many of them.
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“It has been difficult for some of them with transport to our early morning training sessions. We have also committed as a group to raising the full amount of money asked by The Cows to be part of their Herd. We already have some money collected and will fund-raise the balance through cake sales, breyani sales and raffling an awesome beanbag at our inter-house swimming gala,” she said.
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