The Players’ Charity made a R20 000 donation to Sisters Incorporated home in Cape Town, which looks after abused women and children.
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 Cape Town chose Sisters Incorporated as their preferred charity.
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.
WP trio Scarra Ntubeni, Jean-Luc du Plessis and Leolin Zas dedicated time to handover the R20 000 Players’ Charity cheque, while they also spent some time making lunch for the women, children and carers.
“It was a special day with the ladies and kids at Sisters Incorporated. It was great seeing all the smiles on the many faces, while we took so many selfies too,” said du Plessis.
“The Players’ Charity is something we really care about. The donation is a portion of the players’ collective income and MyPlayers assists us with the handover and activities on the day, which we really enjoy.
“Domestic violence is a big social problem in our communities, so it’s great that we can give back to an organisation that looks after abused women and children.”
Sisters Incorporated’s manager Delene Hartnick-Roberts praised the players for their contribution.
“We’ve been running for almost 60 years and we help out over 112 women and children every year, so the donation will definitely help us. We’re in the process of renovating our rooms, so the money will serve us well to improve the accommodation at our home,” she said.
“The rugby players have been amazing in terms of support. We’ve had the likes of Scarra Ntubeni here before and he’s always a fan favourite among the women and kids. They love their rugby!
“Many of the public are always invited to lend a hand – whether it’s lending a hand to prepare the lunch or donating goods or money to support the home.”