KZN raises thousands for Toy Story

2017-12-19 06:00
PHOTOS: SuppliedComedian Carvin Goldstone and ECR’s Boni Mchunu.

PHOTOS: SuppliedComedian Carvin Goldstone and ECR’s Boni Mchunu.

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THE people of KwaZulu-Natal pledged R749 631 at this year’s Toy Story Corporate Challenge Day at Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

In the 12-hour drive to raise funds celebrities and radio personalities joined forces by taking calls for East Coast Radio Toy Story in partnership with Game

Celebrities that gave of their time include Kelly Khumalo, Khaya Dladla, Jessica Nkosi, Kyle Deutsch, the members of Gangs of Ballet and December Streets, Carvin Goldstone, Jem Atkins and Sharks players Kobus van Wyk and Jean Droste.

Nkosi, who stars in Isibaya says of her involvement in the day: “It’s been eye opening that people are so kind and I am amazed at how much money has been made in one day.”

Khumalo says she is glad to be a part of the Corporate Day.

“We are contributing to such a good cause and being able to be part of making a difference in children’s lives has been such a heart-warming experience.”

December Streets’ Dane Steinhobel says the spirit of giving throughout the day seemed catchy.

“Having such a good presence of happiness and of sharing on the radio is great because I believe this kind of positivity is definitely mimetic and just encourages people to do the same.”

All cash donations received during Toy Story Corporate Day will go towards the Game AmaLunchbox project which aims to curb the detrimental effects of hunger on education throughout the school year.

Currently the project assists with serving 45 million meals annually to children in disadvantaged schools nationwide through donating 232 kitchens to schools.

Donations towards Toy Story can still be made one of the following ways - drop off a new toy at any Game store or make a cash donation via the following means: East Coast Radio Charitable Association. Bank: FNB Commercial, branch: Gateway, branch number: 25 01 08, account number: 622 224 283 37, reference: Toy Story 2017. - Supplied.

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