Toy Run organisers have big hopes for little kids this year

Yoliswa Sobuwa

THE annual PE Toy Run aims to raise R210000 for charity this year as it celebrates its coming of age.

The 21st run was launched at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium yesterday where this year’s beneficiaries were announced.

Event chairman Tony Halket said participating motorcycle clubs had teamed up with Swartkops Round Table 195 to identify the beneficiaries.

“There is a dire need to help these children as it is evident that for most their only meal in a day is the one that they enjoy at school. “This year we have identified five beneficiaries – Zama SA, Sunrise Preschool, Ncedanani Preschool, Victory Kids and Bethel Safe House,” he said.

“These beneficiaries will be actively involved in assisting the Toy Run committee in raising funds for their organisations at every possible opportunity.”

The Toy Run last year raised R158000 for three children’s feeding programmes managed by the POPS Foundation, the Missionvale Care Centre and Solidarity Helping Hand.

The Toy Run will follow the same route as last year.

Bikers will gather at the Pick n Pay Hypermarket parking lot from 8.30am on November 25 with the mass ride departing at 10am. The public is invited to support the bikers along the route.

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