The Players’ Charity made a R20 000 donation to the Love Story PE organisation, which produces over 40 000 meals for communities in Port Elizabeth every month.
The Players’ Charity is an initiative established by the professional players in South Africa aimed at contributing to charitable organisations in their communities.
The professional players in Port Elizabeth chose Love Story PE as their preferred beneficiary this year.
Love Story PE was founded in October 2012. They are a multi-faceted organisation that runs a great variety of community upliftment projects, education programmes and feeding schemes.
Southern King players Ricky Schroeder and Pieter-Steyn de Wet were present to do a formal handover, and also spent time in the kitchen to prepare meals for the weekend. Love Story PE were also invited to be part of the half-time ceremony during the team’s final Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs last weekend.
Schroeder said it was great donating to an organisation that makes a huge impact in the Port Elizabeth area.
“Port Elizabeth is really the friendly city. Love Story PE really epitomises that with all their outreach programmes, which positively impacts thousands of lives every month,” Schroeder told MyPlayers.
“It’s a real honour to be able to make a valuable donation to Love Story PE, thanks to the Players’ Charity. It’s heart-warming knowing that so many more people will receive much-needed assistance.”
Love Story PE co-founder Elaine Watson was delighted to receive support from the Players’ Charity.
“We have a great relationship with the professional rugby players in this region, who have helped us before. Their support will help us assist more people in Port Elizabeth,” said Watson. “We plan on using the money for more ingredients and new equipment in the kitchen, which will feed so many more people in our communities. Thank you MyPlayers and the Southern Kings!”