As they rally behind the challenge to raise R10 million to celebrate their tenth year of existence, The Cows in Gauteng turned to yoga for a day of relaxation and a new way to raise money for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Traditionally focused on major events like the upcoming Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, the upcountry Cows converged on the quiet pastures of the Jeppe Quondam cricket fields in Bedfordview for a morning of yoga aimed at anyone, from hardened expert yogis to total novices.
It produced an event of typical mirth, led by expert yogini Allison van Veijeren as over fifty women took part in the “Na-Moo-Ste” gathering, raising close to R10 000 in the process.
“We are trying to prove that we are not just about cycling,” said The Cows herdmistress Daisy, before packing up to lead the herd down to the Fish River Canoe Marathon in Cradock.
Each of the participants found novel ways to contribute to the fundraiser, over and above paying the fee to take part in the morning yoga session.
Michelle Cook added to the days fundraising success by baking novel Cow biscuits and then added an eye-catching Cow “Christmoo cake” that is currently being raffled.