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The principal of Harold Cressy, Mr Khalied Isaacs, said he was overwhelmed with the support the school was getting from its alumni.

“The money that has been raised will help us achieve the goal of finishing our ambitious new school hall project and will also go towards the bursary fund for our needy pupils,” Mr Isaacs said.

“I want to thank Play Sport4Life for helping us arrange this event.”

The head of Play Sport4Life, Miles October, said they welcomed the opportunity to provide organisational services for a worthy cause.

“Play Sport4Life already has a strong connection with Harold Cressy,” October said. “We organised the school’s first charity golf day at which R100,000 was raised.

“Aside from that, Play Sport4Life has a sport program in place at the school covering various sporting codes and nurturing students who show great potential.

Harold Cressy started the multi-purpose hall project seven years ago.  It hopes to raise a further three million rand to bring the project to conclusion.

The school has never had a school hall in its 67-year history and the hall project is being driven by the Harold Cressy Alumni Association. Ex- students are encouraged to support the project by participating in the Harold Cressy Wall of Honour Plaque Project an exciting fundraising initiative which is the brainchild of legendary former principal, Dr Victor Ritchie.

The school’s bursary fund has been in operation since the 1970s and has provided assistance for about hundreds of children since its inception.

“As an ex-Cressyite myself, there is more than just the normal degree of satisfaction in being able to assist the school, through Play Sport4Life, achieve its goals,” October said.

“Play Sport4Life, as a non-profit community body, will help any school that needs organisational expertise with events or needs to implement a sports program for its learners.

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