The Players’ Charity made a R20 000 donation to the Angel’s Place Foster Care in Johannesburg, while the Lions treated the children from the home to a colourful experience at Art Jamming.
The Players’ Charity is an initiative established by the professional players in South Africa aimed at contributing to charitable organisations in their communities.
Players from Johannesburg decided to make a valuable donation to Angel’s Place Foster Care, which is a foster care home for a maximum of 12 orphaned and vulnerable children placed in alternative care in terms of the Children’s Act 38/2005. At Angel’s Place, children receive love, warmth, attention, guidance and security. Each child learns that they are special and have a purpose in life and are encouraged to grow and develop holistically in order to reach their full potential.
Lions players Warren Whiteley, Julian Redelinghuys and Robbie Coetzee were present to do the formal handover, while they also treated the children to an exciting painting experience at Art Jamming SA in Melrose Arch.
During the session, the Lions players were able to interact with the kids while they created their paintings. Julian Redelinghuys said this was an amazing experience.
“We had such a great fun at Art Jamming, which was an awesome experience as the players and kids got to show off their creativity,” said Redelinghuys. “We helped each other during our paintings, which came out very nicely. I ended up full of paint during the process, while Wazza (Warren Whiteley) was the more artistic one on the canvas.
“It was great being able to donate R20 000 to the home, which is a big boost to helping these children, who are going through some tough situations. Seeing the smiles on their faces made everything so worthwhile.”
Ereka Muller, who is a teacher who helps out with kids at the home, said the children will never forget this day.
“Before the event, the kids were literally counting down the sleeps to spend time with MyPlayers and their rugby heroes,” said Muller. “The children enjoyed the day at Art Jamming SA, while the generous donation will go a long way in helping the kids with their various needs. Thank you for all the love and care.”