Spring has always been seen as nature’s way of putting a bounce in our step! And what better way to step into spring than the Walking on Sunshine Spring Walk, presented by Classic FM at Melrose Arch; all in an effort to raise funds for HospiceWits.
Held recently on Melrose Boulevard in Melrose Arch, the walk started at 8am. It continued through the leafy suburb, James and Ethel Gray Park and back to the Piazza. The walk ended with entertainment from Buskaid and plenty of kids’ activities on the Melrose Arch Piazza. Parents brought the little ones, grannies and grandpas and everybody was out to enjoy the sunshine and the miles of smiles.
Walking on Sunshine Spring Walk is a 5km walk celebrating the beauty of Johannesburg in Spring; powered by musical entertainment! This year’s edition was no different.
The Buskaid Soweto String Project was established by Rosemary Nalden in January 1997 in response to requests from the local Diepkloof community. Initially the BSSP consisted of fifteen members of the original Diepkloof Project and a few new beginners. Since then it has more than quadrupled in size, and currently comprises approximately 100 students ranging in age from four to thirty, all of whom are drawn from the less privileged local community. Sadly however hundreds of children have been turned away since Buskaid’s inception, owing to lack of resources.
HospiceWits provides palliative care and support to the communities within the Johannesburg Metropolitan District, primarily Johannesburg and Soweto. Palliative care is the holistic care of someone diagnosed with a life threatening illness. It includes pain management and symptom control, psychological, emotional and spiritual counselling and is offered to any and all whether or not they are able to pay.