Kids joined hands with adults as they participated in a special run to create awareness about child abuse.
The International Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse on November 19, gave the members of Madras Hash House Harriers, a running club, an opportunity to contribute their bit for the cause. Dressed in red, either their own attire or sporting the red Tulir “Enough is Enough” t-shirts, the runners were all raring to go on a trail set from Wonderland Cafe through parts of Anna Nagar, the Tower Park and back again.
What made this run special was the fact that the members were joined by their children, who in Hash circles are lovingly referred to as ‘Horrors'. Though outnumbered by the adults, the few children who were present were all set to run as well. The rain kept most of the kids who had promised to turn up indoors!
“I think it's nice that we are doing this run. There are also plans to distribute flyers that talk about child abuse to people we meet along the run and spread awareness about this issue”, said Chloë, a VII grade student at the American International School, before the commencement of the run, though she didn't seem too pleased about being labelled a ‘horror'. The run was titled ‘Horror's Day Out' — made special this time by their contribution to the cause.