Press release

A taste for life – and uplifting the lives of others (Johannesburg)

February 24, 2015

The Spur Foundation donates toys and food to various Day Care Centres in Alexandra.

Think of the Spur and you think of family. A firm favourite with South African children for decades, the Spur is where we take our families for great food and great fun. The Spur Foundation was established so that this winning recipe could also be delivered outside their restaurants. As part of this commitment to the welfare of South African children, the Spur Foundation organises an annual Toy Drive for underprivileged children. One of the beneficiaries this year is the Pure Day Care in Alexandra, Gauteng.

On 20 February, a collection of toys was handed over to the Day Care. Children remained centre-stage at the event, with Spur staff entertaining them.

Ipeleng Mohlala, Projects Manager at ASHA Trust emphasised the importance of donor partnerships to enhance early childhood development services in deprived communities: “It is encouraging to work with donors who see the value of our work with home based-crèches around Gauteng. SPUR Foundation made this a special day for the children by providing educational toys and food packs. In addition, SPUR Foundation’s contribution to ASHA Trust’s ECD skills development programme also benefits practitioners at 10 crèches in Alexandra, ensuring that preschool children have access to quality ECD in their community.”

For Ronel Van Dijk, Chairperson of the Spur Foundation, supporting the ASHA Trust an ideal way for the Foundation to achieve its aim of uplifting and improving the lives of South African families and children:

“The number of neglected and abused children in South Africa is growing at an alarming 29% per year. We have an estimated 5.2 million orphans in our country. We all need to work together to alleviate the suffering of these children and provide them with brighter futures. The Spur Foundation is committed to playing its part, and supporting the nationwide beneficiaries of our Toy Drive s just one of the ways we are fulfilling our core values of generosity and Ubuntu.”

If you would like to get involved with the Spur Foundation or any of its initiatives – by donating, becoming a volunteer or sponsoring a child- visit our website