As the festive season is tiptoeing closer day by day and Christmas gift wish lists gets longer by the minute, it might also be time to reflect and be reminded of those less privileged children that probably will not be able to join in the cheer of the festive season this year.
To support those in need Good Hope FM is yet again embarking on a campaign to collect toys for underprivileged children, to distribute to the less fortunate during the Christmas season in the Mother city.
For the seventh year running, Good Hope FM’s Toy Toy campaign is back, with ‘The Nigel Pierce Show’ broadcasting live from the offices of various corporates across Cape Town.
Good Hope FM’s Toy Toy campaign is encouraging employees from these companies to donate new or used, but well looked after and non-damaged second-hand toys, to help spread some joy during the festive season to some less fortunate kids.
“The fact that we’ve been on the road for seven years speaks volumes about the campaign and the generosity of Capetonians, both individuals and companies,” says Pierce.
“We’re doing something small, but in many households or other dwellings we make an impact and we also take the pressure off some parents who can’t afford to buy their child a toy. Thank you Cape Town.”
With the annual campaign raising over R1million and over a 1200 crates of toys during the past six years, Good Hope FM is hoping that people in the city will once again open their hearts and prove why the Mother City’s residents are all about generosity, caring and connecting with those less privileged in Cape Town.
During the first two weeks of November, Nigel Pierce and ‘The Nigel Pierce Show’ news reader, Sandra Rosenberg, will broadcast live from a number of Cape Town businesses every weekday from 9am to 12pm, encouraging employees of those businesses and members of the general public to bring toys to the various broadcast points.
The dates and broadcast locations for Good Hope FM’s Toy Toy 2012 campaign outside broadcasts are:
• Thursday, November 8 – Sanlam, 2 Strand Road, Bellville
• Friday, November 9 – Media 24, On the Dot, Sacks Circle, Bellville South
• Monday, November 12 – MTN Heron Place, Heron Crescent, Century City
• Tuesday, November 13 – Metropolitan, Corner of Parc du Cap and Mispel Roads;
• Wednesday, November 14 – Vodacom, 082 Century Drive, Century City;
• Thursday, November 15 – Caltex, Chevron House, 19 DF Malan Street, Cape Town;
• Friday, November 16 – Woolworths, Palmyra Store, Palmyra Road.
Capetonians who are keen to participate in this campaign can also drop toys off at the foyer of the SABC Building at 209 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town.
* Visit www.goodhopefm.co.za for more information.