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MyPlayers Charity

The MyPlayers Charity is a first of its kind charitable initiative launched by the professional rugby players in South Africa. It is the official charity organisation of the players in South Africa.

The players realise that they are in a fortunate position to be able to do what they love and the main purpose of their Benevolent Fund to give back and help those who need it most throughout the country. The work of the MyPlayers Charity will focus on namely:

  • Development of Rugby in South by assisting those who are in less fortunate positions

  • Legal registered charities in South Africa

  • Potential, current and former rugby players who are experiencing any form of hardship

The players are fully involved in identifying charities and the subsequent relief distribution process.

 For more information on the above contact MyPlayers on 021 887 5786 or nyaniso@my-players.com

Benevolent Fund Donations 2013

MyPlayers Benevolent Fund - Chris Burger Petro Jackson Fund

Chris Burger Petro Jackson Fund
Selected by: Players in the national team
Donation made: R100 000

The charity funds established after the deaths of Chris Burger and Petro Jackson joined forces for greater impact 20 years ago and became known as the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund. When a game changes a life psychologically, physically or emotionally, the organisation offers help and hope, and ensures that injured players retain their dignity and lead fulfilled lives.

MyPlayers Benevolent Fund - J9 Foundation

J9 Foundation
Selected by: Players in the national team
Donation made: R50 000

The direct services offered through the J9 Foundation’s main program, the ALS Patient, Family, and Caregiver Quality of Life Program, include making home visits, answering basic requests for information and referral, guiding families through intimate dialogue about disease progression, dying and death, coping with a spouse’s death, and other issues related to ALS. They refer ALS patients to specialists such as counselors, attorneys and even contractors, depending on whether or not a family’s home requires construction for wheelchair access.

Benevolent Fund Donations 2014

Professional rugby players in Johannesburg

Abraham Kriel Childcare
Selected by: Professional rugby players in Johannesburg
Donation made: R20 000

The Abraham Kriel Childcare (AKC) is a registered NPO providing childcare in the greater Johannesburg and East Rand in Gauteng. Their passion is to ensure the optimal development of traumatised children in need of care. AKC provides both residential care and community services and focuses on providing shelter, care and rehabilitation for children between the ages of birth and 18 years old, who have been subjected to trauma, abuse, molestation, poverty and neglect.

Professional Rugby Players in Bloemfontein

ENGO Child and Youth Care
Selected by: Professional rugby players in Bloemfontein
Donation made: R20 000

Engo Child and Youth Care provides full-time care for children, who were removed from their parental homes as they were regarded to be in urgent need of care and protection by a Children’s Court. Approximately 800 children from the ages 0 to 18 years, in 34 child and youth care centres across the Free State are being cared for.

Sisters Incorp

Sisters Incorporated
Selected by: Professional rugby players in Cape Town
Donation made: R20 000

Sisters Incorporated is a private welfare organisation, founded in 1959. It was originally established as a refuge for single, pregnant women, but over time, it became a shelter for abused women and their children because of the growth of domestic violence in South Africa.

Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray Children’s Home
Selected by: Professional rugby players in Wellington
Donation made: R11 000

The Andrew Murray Childrens Home is a place of safety for children in Wellington. It provides shelter for children of 0-18 years, of all races and both sexes. These kids come from seriously poor social backgrounds, and struggle from emotional and physical difficulties and hardships.

LOH

Light of Hope
Selected by: Professional rugby players in East London
Donation made: R11 000

 The Light Of Hope Foundation in East London works on the prevention of HIV infection and/or the distribution of information relating to HIV/AIDS.

Love Story

Love Story
Selected by: ​Professional rugby players in Port Elizabeth
Donation made: R11 000

 The organisation was founded in October 2012. It started as a small group of people who shared the same vision – to see those who are destitute across our city be reconciled with the love of Christianity. The charity has grown from a little idea birthed out of the hearts of a few, to a multi-faceted organization that runs a great variety of community upliftment projects, education programmes and feeding schemes.

Nelspruit

Nelspruit Community Forum
Selected by: Professional rugby players in Nelspruit
Donation made: R11 000

The Nelspruit Community Forum was established in 2004 in response to the many people living on and from the streets of Mbombela, a geographical area in Mpumalanga (province of South Africa). Included are men and women, boys and girls, black and white, educated and not educated. Many faith communities and businesses were busy caring for these “jewels” in different ways. Knowing that a collective and central service point will benefit the society in broad; NCF started operations.

Professional Rugby Players in Pretoria

Be the Hero Foundation
Selected by: Professional rugby players in Pretoria
Donation made: R20 000

 The Be The Hero Foundation is charity drive in Pretoria that supports two projects: Pathways-Pretoria and Club21.Pathways-Pretoria focuses on children who struggle with moderate to severe disabilities, while Club21 assists children who suffer from down syndrome and provide an avenue for education and empowerment.

Professional Rugby Players in George

Options Care
Selected by: Professional rugby players in George
Donation made: R11 000

 Options Care Centre in George builds relationship with people in crisis, helping them to make informed decisions about crisis pregnancy and sexual health.

CANSA

Durban CANSA Care Centre
Selected by: Professional rugby players in Durban
Donation made: R20 000

The Durban CANSA Care Centre is part of the national CANSA programme, which fights against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.

MyPlayers Benevolent Fund - Chris Burger Petro Jackson Fund

Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund
Selected by: Players in the national team
Donation made: R50 000

The charity funds established after the deaths of Chris Burger and Petro Jackson joined forces for greater impact 20 years ago and became known as the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund. When a game changes a life physcologically, physically or emotionally, the organisation offers help and hope, and ensures that injured players retain their dignity and lead fulfilled lives.

Professional Rugby Players in Potchefstroom

The Tentmaker Trust
Selected by: Professional rugby players in Potchefstroom
Donation made: R11 000

The Tentmaker Trust serves impoverished and disadvantaged communities in South Africa by providing resources, training and assistance to individuals and community-based groups of people, who wish to establish community-based care and empowerment programs.

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