The FNB UKZN Impi squad was recently given a break from their examination and training schedule to spend a day gardening in the Garden of Hope at the Jes Foord Foundation’s Rape Crisis Centre in Mariannhill, KZN.
The Rape Crisis Centre was recently in the media spotlight when it was forced to close its doors after burglars ransacked the facility.
Rape survivor and foundation patron, Jes Foord was on hand to meet the UKZN lads, and outline the work done at the facility.
The Impi have supported the Jes Foord Foundation’s crisis centres as their charity for the past three years, and funds accumulated during the Varsity Shield’s “pink ball tries” initiative are donated to the foundation.
Trish Buchanan, project manager at the Jes Foord Foundation was appreciative of the help the students put in: “Thank you to the young who came to work in our Garden of Hope on Saturday, it was a huge help. We are looking forward to working with the team in 2015”.
By Mark Schulze