IT IS said when you grow a girl child- you grow a nation!
True to that testament Laila Williams, a young biker from Roodepoort will do the unimaginable by donating her loot to a worthy organization Cancervive Awareness riders.
The seven year old (today) and her biking teammate such as Hunter Dryer, have managed to raise over R8 600 that will be donated to the organization, and guess what- as part of her 8 year old birthday present on Saturday 24 August. Talk of young ‘Mother Teresa’ in the making.
Laila, who is a learner at the La-Salle College Primary (grade 2), fell in love with racing at the age of 3, according to Farah Williams, her mom and has been racing for the past five-months, she confirmed upon our coincidental meeting at the Cancervive Awareness riders media launch at The Square in Pretoria.
It is said when the ‘bug has bitten there’s no turning back!’
“From then on
she has grown to love everything that has to do with motoring and today, she is
doing the unthinkable by donating her loot to a greater cause. I’m proud of
her, so is the entire family,” says Farah, a First Aid Course
Coordinator & Facilitator at the
South African School of First Aid Education.
Because of her intuitiveness Laila is also practising CPR and has been accredited the 1st Aid certificate as a result.
Although she has not participated internationally- the shy but resilient looking Laila has took part in other races countywide.
So, as we celebrate her birthday on Saturday the public has been urged to come and offer support at the Zwartkop Cart Circuit -Racing Track, Midrand, as she races off against her peers.
It races off from 8am.
It’s a FREE. GRATIS entrance!
But for donations you can visit Laila Williams #24 (ride for a purpose 2019) social media platform.
Image (‘The lady of the moment’ Laila Williams (left) and friend Hunter Dryer will be racing off this weekend and also celebrate her birthday).