Kirstenhof pupils take a plunge for charity

Kirstenhof girls making a difference.

The water was cold, but the hearts of Kirstenhof Primary School girls were warm as they took the plunge on spring day to raise money for a good cause.

Eleven Grade 7s and one Grade 3 pupil jumped into the ice-cold Dalebrook tidal pool, in St James, on Saturday September 1.

Some swam to the other end; others jumped in and jumped right out again but they were there to raise money and support for Caring4Girls, which donates sanitary products for pupils who can’t afford to buy them.

Products were dropped off at the pool on the day and will be given to the Westlake Primary School.

Donations are still being collected until the end of the week. The pupils have also raised more than R11 000 for the cause.

Helouise Water, spokeswomen for Caring4Girls, said it’s estimated that girls who can’t afford to buy their own pads miss about 50 schools days of school a year.

Last year, Caring4Girls raised R22 000, and this year it teamed up with the Grade 7 girls at Kirstenhof Primary and the grade leader Helen Goodchild.

Some girls donated pocket money and asked their parents and families to donate. Others are donating sanitary products.

The products will go to Westlake Primary School and cash donations will go to Caring4Girls.