SA Rugby has today launched its latest charity initiative to help Food Forward SA and Gift of the Givers. The 2019 World Cup winners are raffling off their World Cup memorabilia.
You can buy tickets for the raffle from R32-12, a significant amount as it was the final score in South Africa’s World Cup victory over England. There are 44 prizes, the sum of 32 and 12, up for grabs. Prizes such as Siya Kolisi’s match shirt or Bongi Mbonambi’s boots. In addition, you can win a personal Rugby World Cup trophy tour at your house.
“When I made the call for the squad to make donations, they were all in within a matter of hours – boots and all!” said Rassie Erasmus, SA’s Director of Rugby.
The competition will run for 44 days and if the Boks are able to sell 100 000 tickets, they will generate R3.212 (see that score once again) million for their chosen charities.
Managing Director of Food Forward SA, Andy du Plessis said, “We are honoured to be selected as one of SA Rugby’s two beneficiary partners at a time when there’s an estimated 30 million South Africans requiring food in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.
Food Forward SA feed over 1. 5 million people. Du Plessis stated that R50 can provide two meals a day for a month for an individual. They distribute around 250 000 food parcels a month.
Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of Gift of the Givers, said: “Hunger has become a greater challenge than Covid-19. Our teams witness the queues, the anxiety of uncertainty, of not knowing whether you are a fortunate recipient of this dignity restoring food aid, a R350 package that stands between you and starvation.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, launched the campaign by putting his World Cup playing shirt in the mix to be won.
“I really hope people get behind us for the main reason of the campaign – to feed the hungry – as well as having the chance of winning something special from one of the squad,” He added.
SA Rugby will announce a new prize every day on its website and social media pages. This will equate to 44 prizes in 44 days.