Red Frogs are ‘flipping’ great

2015-12-03 06:00
PHOTO: supplied A Red Frogs volunteer greets matriculants as they leave a nightclub.

PHOTO: supplied A Red Frogs volunteer greets matriculants as they leave a nightclub.

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IT’S party time again for school leavers and Red Frogs volunteers are returning to Margate to make sure these young adults are taken care off.

Their backpacks are stocked with bottled water and Cartoon Candy Red Frogs sweets, ready to greet matriculants as they head back to their hotel after a party night out.

Volunteers will also be flipping pancakes to make sure teenagers have something to eat after drinking.

“The matric class of 2015 have come to the end of their 12-year journey. Many will be heading to coastal towns to celebrate at Matric Rage, and our volunteers will be there as a positive presence in the party environment,” said volunteer Pippa Rowney.

Volunteers came down to Margate on Wednesday and will leave next Tuesday.

“With over 200 volunteers around South Africa the Red Frogs are prepared to safeguard this generation of young South Africans,” she said.

Teams also go to hotel rooms to make pancakes if requested.

“The teams have been raising funds throughout the year to be at Ballito, Umhlanga, Margate, Plettenberg Bay and Jeffery’s Bay, and thanks to generous individuals and local businesses around South Africa, namely Jam Clothing, it was made possible,” she said.

The hotline number matrics can call is 060 RED FROG (733 3764) and is available in case of any situation.

“We are grateful to the community for their support, and especially to Halfway Toyota Shelly Beach for sponsoring Red Frogs cars,” said Rowney.

“These cars ensure that leaders can respond immediately to situations. This makes a big difference as our teams provide support for matrics in this transitional stage of their lives,” she added.

“We encourage matrics and parents to read our party-safe tips and tips for parents on our website,” said Rowney.

Information can be found under “Matric­ Holiday” at

For more information, contact Pippa on and keep an eye on their media handle @RedFrogsSA.

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