David Crush (Luxembourg, WK 70 - 74), a trustee of the WK Foundation of South Africa (WKFSA), writes:
"At Waterford in the early to mid-1970s, we seemed to spend a lot of our time running – to class, to the tuckshop, to the kitchen for “spares” of peri-peri chicken, up Tom and/or Kelly when we fell out with a teacher or prefect. Having shuffled through a number of marathons since I hit my forties I decided, once I hit my sixties (in 2018) to attempt to run a marathon a month for the year to help raise funds for WKFSA to sponsor a student from Swaziland (eSwatini) through the IB course at the school. Two marathons in South Africa, two in the Netherlands, two in Canada, two in Sweden, two in the United Ki….no..wait…one in Scotland, one in England, one in Italy and one, by far the toughest, on the remote island of St Helena. By tapping into the pockets of friends, relations, work colleagues it was possible in the end to raise enough for a scholarship which allowed an amazing young lady from eSwatini to complete her IB.
This got us thinking on the Committee and we are currently building a website to enable all ex-Kamhlabans to easily set up their own challenge – running, swimming, walking, chess-a-thons, litter-a-thons, sing-a-thons, whatever-a-thons and tap their networks for finance that would be channelled into a Kamhlaba Scholarship Fund. We plan to have the website up and running in the New Year and we will work with the Development Office at the school to roll out this new fundraising tool which we hope will allow people to hit the roads, rivers, chess boards with gusto once Covid lockdowns become a dim and distant memory."