False Bay players roll up their sleeves for Mandela Day

False Bay RFCs captain Thabo Ngcongo doing his bit to help those in need as part of the clubs Mandela Day efforts, on Saturday July 18.

As with all sports, club rugby has
been a non-entity this year, as the
country bravely battles the coronavirus. 

The players at False Bay RFC
have been showing a determination to band together and prepare
for this no-show season. 
Off the
field they have continued their
involvement in community projects
where possible. 
For Mandela Day, the lads
embarked on a three-prong project. 
Firstly, they got together on
Saturday to make sandwiches
which they then handed out to
homeless people in the vicinity. 
The players also collected
money among themselves to buy
groceries and some treats for the
children at Miracle Kidz in Constantia, their chosen charity of the
last number of years. 
Miracle Kidz provide a safe and
loving temporary home to abused,
abandoned and neglected children. It is here where the False
Bay boys have embarked on an
ambitious drive as phase three of
their Mandela Day commitment. 
The recent storms to hit the
Cape dealt a heavy blow when the
roof of the Miracle Kidz premises
was destroyed by heavy winds.
The best estimate for repairs is
R48 000 yet the repair would not
be as effective as a new replacement, which is expected to cost
R80 000. 
As if that was not sufficient
demotivation in these trying times,
their Hi-Ace, which was donated as
a sponsorship, has to be returned
as the sponsor enters liquidation. 
Phase three of the False Bay
RFC players funding drive to help
Miracle Kidz is ambitious and it
will take some effort to achieve this
goal. 
People are invited to donate a
minimum of R67 to the fund.
Visit www.falsebayrugby.co.za or
email jonharris@telkomsa.net to
make a contribution. 
Jon Harris is a member of
False Bay RFC.