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Care4Kings!

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"Imagine this: you are called into a meeting and the news is shared with you that you will not be paid this month. Neither will you be paid the next month. Or the next. As an extra bonus: your rugby career might be over."

This is the news the Southern Kings players and staff received on 19 September, 2020. All together 36 rugby players and 16 personnel are affected by this devastating news.

Since then we have been assisting the Southern Kings's team and staff members to raise emergency funds to meet their immediate basic needs after they received the news that the Southern Kings franchise rugby team has been liquidated.

Braam van Straaten, an assistant coach of the Southern Kings is working relentlessly to create awareness about this fundraising campaign and we are immensely grateful for all the donations that have already been made.  

The anonymous donation of R30 000 shows the generosity of the rugby-loving public and supporters. A big word of thanks to Springbok players like Lionel Mapoe, Eben Etzebeth and coach Swys de Bruin for their abundant donations. 

Eben Etzebeth, Springbok rugby player, has pledged his support for the Care 4 Kings initiative. Watch his video giving his support here: https://find-it.co.za/2020/10/13/eben-etzebeth-puts-his-weight-behind-care4kings/

Frans Malherbe, another Springbok rugby player, pledged his support to #care4kings in a personal video. https://find-it.co.za/2020/10/15/frans-malherbe-pledges-support-to-care4kings/

The first project of Care 4 Kings will kick off on Friday 16 October, where the online rugby memorabilia online auction will take place at www.care4kings.co.za.

All sports and rugby collectors / enthusiasts can bid on, amongst others, the Springbok rugby blazer of Braam van Straaten, the signed Sharks jersey from AJ Venter and the signed 2019 Rugby World Cup winning jersey of Mzwandile Wanky Stick.

Watch Braam van Straaten, former Springbok rugby player, pledging his own prized Springbok blazer in an effort to support the #care4kings initiative - https://find-it.co.za/.../braam-van-straaten-to-auction.../

Mzwandile Wanky Stick, backline coach of the Springboks, is showing his support by donating an original 2019 Rugby World Cup Springbok jersey signed by the winning team to Care4Kings.

“I am who I am today because of opportunities of the foundation that I was given to me by the Southern Kings. I know we are all going through times at the moment but what you guys are going through at the moment is really, really painful. To be in that position with your families.”

Read the full article here:https://find-it.co.za/2020/10/12/mzwandile-wanky-stick-making-history-by-donating-his-original-springbok-jersey-to-care-4-kings/ 

If you can not join the online auction you can still make a big difference by donating just R20. Every amount donated will greatly help to provide the players and staff with some form of relief and a means to survive! 

Donations will be distributed in equal parts among the players, coaches and staff to give them some money to buy food and meet their basic needs.

Please watch the following videos about our appeal.

https://youtu.be/nSeW4CC-bkU

 

Pay via Snapscan here.

Donations

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck" - ROBBIE

  • Oct 05, 2020 - USD $ 60.46
  • "Sterkte julle. Julle is in ons gebede." - Anonymous

  • Oct 05, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck. God will provide!!!" - Elvin1

  • Oct 04, 2020 - USD $ 60.46
  • "Hoe julle en die cheetahs behandel word is skokkend. Wanneer geld belangriker word as om die regte ding te doen word die wereld n slegter plek." - Erich Hugo

  • Oct 04, 2020 - R 264.38
  • "Sterkte julle! " - Danie Barnard

  • Oct 04, 2020 - USD $ 60.46
  • "Hope This Helps a Bit" - Hitoshi Ipponsugi

  • Oct 03, 2020 - R 52.88
  • "Good luck guys!" - Rudi Oosthuizen

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 2 115.00
  • "Keeping you in our prayers. Hang in there. God Bless! " - Anonymous

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 264.38
  • "Sterkte ou Broer!" - WP Esterhuyse

  • Oct 02, 2020 - USD $ 60.15
  • "Our thoughts are with the players and staff. " - Rocky Baisley

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    DJ Borchardt

    " - Snapscan

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Good luck" - anonymous

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "

    Sterkte.

    " - Ann

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "

    Terence Siebritz

    " - Snapscan

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "

    Good luck!!!

    " - Lizette

  • Sep 29, 2020 - USD $ 128.15
  • "Hello boys, the Southern Kings is close to my heart and I know what you guys are going through. We will keep praying that your situation will turn for the better. " - Adele & Johan Pretorius

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Blessings, guys. My prayer is that there will be provision for each and every one of you. " - Swys de Bruin

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Good luck team, hope you get back on your feet soon" - Jade Cloete

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 501.26
  • "

    Hierdie ontsaglike moeilike tyd het ek en baie ander al ervaar, en ek sê dit om julle te bemoedig. Dit sál verbygaan. Daar is beter dae om die draai. Bly glo. Bly in shape vir wanneer die tyd ryp is.

    " - Albert Maritz

  • Sep 28, 2020 - USD $ 292.31
  • "Sterkte manne! Dink aan jul!" - Eben

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Stay strong" - Anonymous

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Support the kings please

    " - John Bader

  • Sep 28, 2020 - USD $ 58.46
  • "A bit of support to those Rugga Bugga's in the EC" - MikeTechet

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 639.87
  • "You all are in my prayers .God will provide" - Lionel mapoe

  • Sep 27, 2020 - R 30 000.00
  • "God seën elkeen van julle en Hy sal altyd voorsien" - Anonymous

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 23.38
  • "All the best wishes to you all! " - Emlyn Vinson

  • Sep 27, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Dink aan elkeen wat geraak word!" - Reasons we RUN

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 70.30
  • "Have some fond memories from my time at the Southern Kings. An organization with good people. Wishing your all the best. Sterkte manne!!!" - Chris

  • Sep 27, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Good luck Kings!!! Every little bit will help. " - Gideon Hugo

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 58.59
  • "Sterkte Manne." - Bruce Jenkins

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Goid luck to all involved." - Anonymous

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 3 172.50
  • "Love" - Jp

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Good luck guys!" - Anon

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "God bless!!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 58.46
  • "In this difficult time, God will continue to provide. There is great beauty in being able to give when you actually want to receive. To my fellow team mates and coaches, I love you all. -JdT" - Jacques du Toit

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Staan sterk almal by die Kings " - Francois de Wet

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Hang in there everyone involved, you will get through this...God Bless" - Anonymous

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Thoughts are with you all during this time.. A franchise full of special people who shaped me as a person and coach.. Please accept this small donation.. " - David Williams

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Braam hoop die help" - Stephen Hoffman

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Hang tuff " - Whenna

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "We are all brothers in this game! " - Groot Morras

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 29.23
  • "Jammer om te hoor van likwidasie. Hoop dinge werk uit in die toekoms. " - Icamma

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 292.31
  • "Qondakele S - thanks for highlighting this. " - Rob

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Thank you all for your efforts." - Qondakele Sompondo

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "I hope SA Rugby intervenes and helps this incredible wellspring of talent get back on its feet." - Belinda Glenn

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I pray that the Kings will rise again" - Ronald Arendse

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Donations to date

R 79 207.45

Fundraising target

R 260 000.00
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Piet Heymans from Stellenbosch is raising funds for the 36 Southern Kings players and 16 coaches and staff members who did not get paid for the month of September due to the liquidation of their employer and are facing huge financial challenges.