The Players’ Charity made a R12 000 donation to the House of Hope community project in Welkom, which focuses on uplifting women and children in difficult life circumstances.
The Players’ Charity is an initiative created by the professional players in South Africa aimed at contributing to charitable organisations in their communities.
Every year, professional rugby players in South Africa have the opportunity to make donations to worthy causes in their playing communities.
The professional players in Welkom decided to make a valuable donation to the House of Hope community project.
The organisation is doing great work in the community – providing shelter via three foster homes to children until they’re done with school, educating and supporting women and children with HIV/AIDS, assisting victims of rape or assault and many more crucial services.
Griffons players Tertius Maarman, Rudi Britz, Malcolm-Kerr Till and Kwezi Mkhafu visited one of the foster homes, where they also handed over the R12 000 donation.
Tertius Maarman said it was a great honour giving back to the Welkom community.
“The House of Hope plays an important role in the lives of those who need support and assistance,” said Maarman. “It’s great that we have an opportunity to help them make a bigger impact through the Players’ Charity.
“It was amazing meeting all the people behind this project and the kids, who are full of life, despite their difficult circumstances. Hopefully, they can be inspired to go on and make a bigger difference in the world one day.”