Thank you for paying it forward

29 July 2016

To mark Mandela Day on 18 July 2016, we called on South Africans pay it forward – and they sure did!

Thank you to those who took the time to nominate someone they felt deserved a relaxing day out on the red bus. We received many, many heartfelt nominations for deserving recipients in Cape Town and Joburg. We’ll be sending 67 nominees a set of two tickets each.

Here are a few of the winning nominations:

Hunter Mitchell was nominated by Lynley Mitchell, who wrote: “Hunter has been raising money to help look after an abandoned baby rhino. He has raised over R50 000 and is still working very hard to make sure that baby rhino Osita has enough money for his carers to give him everything he needs to grow big and strong, and one day be released into the wild. Every single rhino counts and deserves a chance, so what you’re doing is amazing!”

Stephen Fitz-Patrick nominated Liam David Shirley because: “For the past three years Liam has been hosting a Mandela Day Soccer Event for 67 underprivileged children. This year they are supporting three amazing clubs with talented young players aged between 9 and 13 years old. These kids hail from Khayelitsha, Rocklands and Hout Bay.

“With the help of sponsors and friends each child at the tournament is gifted a full kit of boots, shin pads, socks, shorts, shirt, kit bag, peak cap, goalie gloves, jacket, football, a snug new beanie and lots more!”

Pamela Clynick received a nomination from her daughter, Ros Caboz: “My mother Pamela, does so much for her community. Playing the piano at concerts held at various old-age homes, organising events and making people happy with the joy of music.”

Viv Saints Elliott was nominated by Claudia Ferreira, who said: “She runs a charity shop called Saints, they raise funds for animals in shelters. She works hard and I think her and her son would enjoy this adventure.”

Thuli Mashabane nominated John Fred Chwibweyi because: “John is a hardworking, reliable, passionate young man who works in an NPO called PASCAP Trust, located in Cape Town. Even in blue days he always has a smile and a joke or two put aside to make you smile. John ensures the cleanliness of our office space and always expresses gratitude and appreciation for the role he plays in the organisation.”

We look forward to welcoming you all on the red bus!