Protecting the vulnerable

2017-04-25 07:40
Founder and patron of the project Annelise de Jager. Photo: supplied

Founder and patron of the project Annelise de Jager. Photo: supplied

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NATIONAL Tekkie Tax Day is around the corner. This is the one day of the year that you can swop your high heels, work shoes and school shoes for your favourite comfy pair of tekkies.

The best part is that it’s all in support of a good cause: Protecting the vulnerable.

Participating means that you need to choose your sticker, get a pair of funky Tekkie Tax shoelaces and wear your tekkies on Friday, May 26.

A long list of famous people joined the project and includes celebrities such as Jack Parow, Sorina Erasmus a.k.a. The Flooze, Snotkop, Lloyd Cele, Anatii, Jak de Priester, Leon Schuster, Mr South Africa (John Owens), Mathys Roets, Jak de Priester and many others.

This year Tekkie Tax has 12 National Beneficiaries and together, they represent more than 1 000 local welfare organisations.

They are Epilepsy SA, Child Welfare SA, SOS Children’s Villages, Choc (Childhood Cancer Foundation), Special Olympics SA, CANSA, Imisebeyelanga Services, Meals on Wheels, VVA, NG Welfare, SAVF and Endurocad.

Annelise de Jager, founder and patron of the project, said: “It is amazing to think that we have raised more than R20 million since the inception of this project in 2013. We are full of fun and games but underneath it all are some very serious issues – all of them relate to protecting the vulnerable”

You can choose to support Animals, Bring hope, Children, Disability or Education. Get a sticker of your choice for a R10 donation from any of the participating welfare organisations. You can also get a packet of our funky shoelaces and a sticker for R35 at Clicks, ToysRUs or BabiesRUs. You can also order directly online at tekkie - Supplied.

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