Crazy Store gets ducks in a row

2015-07-28 13:58
David Stephens, executive director of the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association, receives a donation of R100?000 from Kevin Lennett, managing director of the Crazy Store.

David Stephens, executive director of the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association, receives a donation of R100?000 from Kevin Lennett, managing director of the Crazy Store.

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The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association (FOCHA) works tirelessly to make sure that those who are hospitalised are not frustrated by a need for basic things.

The Friends look after those who are hospitalised and need toiletries, clothes, warm blankets or food when they are discharged. The society is largely dependent on donations to do this.

The FOCHA received a major cash injection from the Crazy Store last week, the result of the continuing popularity of a campaign launched by the retail chain last year.

Kevin Lennett, managing director of the Crazy Store, handed a cheque for R100 000 to David Stephens, executive director of the Friends, last week.

Lennett says Crazy Store customers helped to make a difference in the lives of the young patients of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch.

“We started by introducing collection tins in all our stores, which is still on-going, and then embarked on an exciting initiative to further support this organisation. 10% of all sales of our wildly popular range of collectable ducks go towards the FOCHA,” he says.

The two types of ducks are still on sale – a standard size for R22.99 each and a mini duck for R14.99 each.

“From pirates, to doctors and Halloween characters, our Crazy ducks have proved a hit with customers, with 34 310 ducks already sold to date. We hope that their continuing popularity will provide further much-needed funds to this very worthy cause,” says Lennett.

In addition to the cheque handover, Crazy Store staff also spent their 67 minutes for Mandela Day with some of the patients at the hospital reading, playing games and building puzzles

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