Soweto school benefits from Macquarie warriors
Johannesburg, 30 September 2014
Underneath the hard-working demeanour of some Macquarie Johannesburg staff lies the fierce grimace of warriors – determined to raise as much money as they can for Soweto-based children enrolled at Inkwenkwezi School.
Together with Macquarie Group Foundation matching, four teams of warriors helped raise more than ZAR11,000 to support the disadvantaged school during a Warrior Challenge held at Hartebeespoort Dam in September.
Three teams chose to participate in the ‘Commando’ 10-kilometre, 20-obstacle challenge but a fourth team were inspired by the ‘Black-Ops’ 21-kilometre, 30-obstacle challenge. Wayne Hendricks, Gerhard van Rensburg and Kieran Daly completed this challenge in under 4.5 hours, and helped organise a Friday Braai (barbeque) to raise money as well.
Image caption: Helping raise awareness and funds for local Inkwenkwezi Primary School in Macquarie’s Johannesburg office are warriors (front from left) Leanne Player, Charles Russell and Martin Hughes, and (back from left) Boitumelo Mofikoe, Michele Davis and Maritsa Otto.