The annual Toy Run® in Port Elizabeth, started in 1992 by Midnight Motorcycle Club, will celebrate its 21st anniversary when the next event takes place on Sunday 25 November 2012.
“Reaching a milestone of 21 years is a significant achievement for an initiative that started out on a very small scale and which has grown from strength to strength over the years. Midnight Motorcycle Club would not have been able to grow and sustain this event in the Metro without the partnership of Zwartkops Round Table 195, AlgoaFM, generous sponsors, motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts, the media and the public who care for the underprivileged children of our city.” Says chairman, Tony Halket.
This year is very special for the organising committee and with the support of sponsors, motorcyclists and the public, the 2012 PE Toy Run® is aiming to raise R210 000 in celebration of its 21 years of helping underprivileged children. “We are looking to the public and metro businesses to open up their hearts and wallets between now and the weekend of the event to “help us help the children.” pleads Ivan van Schalkwyk, convenor of the children’s party to be held on Saturday 24th November.
Four main prizes valued at R48 000 are up for grabs in the 2012 Toy Run® Raffle. Schools can get involved by selling tickets and raising funds for their schools in the process. Ticket sales enquiries can be made by contacting Andre 082 770 9495 and Mary 082 276 3760. Tickets will go on sale, managed by the committee and participating club members, at selected Pick ‘n Pay stores in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage on weekends from September.
Generous sponsors already on board for the 2012 PE Toy Run® lucky draw are Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket offering a R21 000 shopping voucher; an XR 125 Honda from Automotorcycles valued at R16 000; a weekend away for 2 adults at Woodlands in Kenton and a weekend for 2 adults and 2 children at Blanco Holiday and Guest Farm.
Five beneficiaries across the metro have been identified to benefit from 2012 funds raised. All five projects are care takers of children, all of whom are in dire need of support in many different ways. The community projects selected by the motorcycle clubs active on the organising committee are Bethel Safe House (Swartkops), Zama SA (New Brighton), Victory Kids (special needs children) (Newton Park), Sunshine Pre School (Greenbushes) and Ncedanani Pre School (KwaNobuhle).
For enquiries by the public and interested sponsors contact, Tony Halket – 082 568 0682
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