Press release

Spur Foundation continues to ‘Nourish, Nurture, Now’!

July 23, 2014

Furthering the journey to “Live the Legacy” of International Mandela Day on 18 July 2014, the Spur Foundation has extended its countrywide Spur Salutes You campaign. The Foundation organised an enthusiastic team of 260 individuals which included Spur Corporation staff members, franchisees and suppliers, who honoured commendable leaders in the communities it supports, by devoting time and effort to beneficiaries in five of our provinces.

According to the Chairperson of the Spur Foundation and Chief Financial Officer of Spur Corporation Limited, Ronel van Dijk, “This was a heart-warming and enriching experience for all involved. It was an honour to assist these ladies and the institutions they devote their time to. The Spur Foundation really pulled together to let them know that we are here for you and you are not alone in your mission to ensure a great future for the children of South Africa”.

Van Dijk added: “The Foundation would not have been able to benefit these little lives to the extent it has, had it not been for the generous Spur franchisees and employees who have joined hands with the Foundation to contribute towards the identified needs of selected charities in the major provinces. These include basic needs such as bedding, mattresses, baby milk, curtains, slippers, cutlery and crockery, toys, furniture and food”.

Spur Foundation’s activities included:

Western Cape 

Solomon’s Haven, Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town

The Foundation held a collection drive at Spur Corporation’s Century City office for blankets, baby necessities and kids’ clothing, which were handed over to Solomon’s Haven. The children all received new bedding from the Foundation, along with wall decorations to create a stunning cosy environment for the 17 kids aged between 0 and 18. These children each received a Spur goodie bag with a deodorant, body cream, sweets, toys and toothpaste and were then treated to Panarottis’ delicious pizzas. They also spent some quality time with the Spur staff volunteers in a day filled with a taste for life!

Watch the video here:

 KwaZulu-Natal

Durban Children’s Home, Durban

 The boys’ bedrooms at the Durban Children’s Home were refurbished by the enthusiastic Spur staff volunteers. The walls were painted, brand new lockers were installed and new dark blue curtains transformed the rooms into a dream come true for all. Each boy received a pair of slippers, a deodorant, bath products and a Spur mug. The 75 kids aged between 0 and 18 were also treated to a fabulous Spur lunch and received rugby balls to keep them entertained for hours to come.

Eastern Cape

Inn Safe Hands, Port Elizabeth

Spur Foundation, staff volunteers and generous franchisees arranged much needed burglar proofing and plumbing for this home. Children aged between 4 and 14 were also treated to a Spur lunch party and the volunteers spent some fun time with the children.

The Spur Foundation was founded on Mandela Day in 2012, with an initial R670 000 donation from the Spur Group. Spur’s value of generosity and focus on family will be carried through to the Foundation’s various initiatives throughout the year, aligned to its slogan Nourish, Nurture, Now!

Gauteng

ASHA Trust, Alexandra, Johannesburg

Spur Foundation in Gauteng requested sponsorship from their franchisees in the province to fulfil the individual needs of ten day care centres in Alexandra, namely Happy Hours Day Care, Mante Day Care, Owethu Day Care, Pure Day Care, Sunshine Day Care, Phila Day Care, Enjabulweni Day Care, Arethabeng Day Care, Siyakhula Day Care and Dreamers Day Care. The franchisees pulled together to raise a substantial amount of money to assist these day care centres. Toilet paper, soccer balls, toys, blankets, desks, pigeon holes, shelving and non-perishable foods were donated to the day care centres. The donation of flooring and mattresses made a huge difference to the children, most of whom slept on the floor. The volunteers laid the floor, astro-turfed certain areas and painted some of the buildings. Certain day care centres also received a modular play frame to ensure the children would have a place to play. Each child also received a goodie bag containing a Spur Secret Tribe Magazine, puzzles, sweet treats and other activities. The children were also treated to a delicious take-away lunch from either Spur, Panarottis, John Dory’s or Captain DoRegos.

Watch the video here:

Free State

Botshelo Centre, Rocklands, Bloemfontein

 Staff from Captain DoRegos ensured a great day in Mzansi by handing out lucky packets, food and other necessities such as blankets and non-perishable food to the 40 children aged between 2 and 10.

 


 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

NAME: Ronel van Dijk, Chairperson of the Spur Foundation and Chief Financial Officer of Spur Corporation Limited
TEL: +27 21 555 5100
E-MAIL: laurenp@spur.co.za
WEBSITE: http://www.spurfoundation.co.za
TWITTER: @SpurRestaurant #SpurSalutesYou
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SpurSteakRanches

 

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