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SOS helps Aaron McIlroy

SOS helps Aaron McIlroy

Personal message

It was devastating to hear that the home of Aaron McIlroy and his wife, Lisa Bobbert, burnt down in Durban while the couple were at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in July, performing in the hilarious comedy shows Bloopers and ADHD. Their daughter and two-family friends were in the house when the incident happened and thankfully nobody was hurt.

Technicians in the industry know Aaron as the face of Rusty Woods presenter of the funny Tech Talk videos by DWR, and who can forget his portrayal of the dad in the South African film Spud! He is also a good friend to Michael Taylor-Broderick (DWR Durban), and as Michael says, “Aaron is the best guy to go have coffee with because you end up solving the world’s problems.” 

Well, times are hard enough at the moment without having to deal with your house burning down. People are scrambling for money and work, but through all this, Aaron and Lisa have been surrounded by a huge amount of love.

DWR Distribution’s SOS was happy to give Aaron a dongle to assist him when he wanted to buy one and should there be anyone else who would want to assist the family in any way, a Back-A-Buddy link has been added.


  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Thank you for all the joy you bring, Aaron. Best of luck." - Pieter Botha

  • Sep 09, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you for making us smile. Hope you get back on your feet before you know it." - Sherryn

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Donations to date

R 5 300.00

Fundraising target

R 40 000.00

SOS Charity Fund

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The SOS Charity fund, which forms part of DWR Distribution, is a charity organization aimed
at freelancers in the entertainment and theatre industry and was born in December 2017.
The SOS aims to lend a heling hand, on a merit basis, with basic assistance should a
freelancer fall ill, injure themselves, or in the worst case-scenario, pass away, leaving their
family under immense pressure. The SOS has also been involved in projects that offer hope
and a touch of inspiration!

This charity assists with deeds like providing grocery hampers, helping with medical bills,
funeral costs, and helping with finances for motivational youth projects or as the need