The South African Rugby Union’s #StrongerTogether for R32-12 campaign on Tuesday surpassed the R1-million mark with all proceeds to be donated to some of the country’s most affected communities under the Covid-19 pandemic.
For the past few weeks Bok supporters could get their hands on some of the best memorabilia or prizes, all donated by South Africa’s World Cup-winning heroes from last year’s edition in Japan.
And, with only three days left until the fundraiser closes on Friday, fans will have one last opportunity to buy a raffle ticket for R32.12 – a VIP Test-match experience including local flights and accommodation is up for grabs.
Victorious captain Siya Kolisi has thanked the much-appreciated Springbok fans for raising more than a R1m so far, encouraging them to keep supporting the campaign as the money will aid the hunger alleviation campaign, launched by Saru last month.
‘We’ve got three days to go to get your ticket for R32.12 – you can win a jersey I played in at the Rugby World Cup, some other players’ jerseys, breakfast with coach Rassie, we’ll even bring the Webb Ellis Cup to your own house.
‘Please support our campaign, every cent counts. Thank you for your support so far – we are definitely #StrongerTogether,’ said Kolisi.
‘I went hungry when I was a kid, but it was nothing as bad as some people are suffering right now. We might not raise millions, but you don’t know how much it means to each single person to have one proper meal a day – it could save their lives right now.’
The Springbok flank has been actively at work together with his foundation since the start of the nationwide lockdown to donate food parcels to vulnerable communities across the country.