As the days turn grey and cold, bringing warmth and joy to kids in the community is a life-saver, especially when a small event brings sponsors on board and it turns out to be a day to remember.
This was the case last weekend in Eerste River. It started out when X-Men crew member Raqeep Vermaak reached out to the Cape Crews Movement for help to pull off an event. All good things start with an idea.
The upshot was Vinnie of CCM teaming up with X-Men Cape Town, Auris Club plus Northside Crew “to become one alliance” after a guy called Lenton, who needed help, called in.
The clubs decided that, seeing as they were coming together to help one family, they could spread the love wider and help more people in the Cape.
Vinnie, well-known across the Cape Flats for initiating and facilitating outreach projects, says: “Each crew planned to club together with donations, food parcels and clothing for the family, so we decided to do the whole community thing as well.
“We got Blue Ribbon on board and the bread maker became our sponsor. They came out on the day and brought live music entertainment and a jumping castle for the kids. Gift bags were sorted for the children.
The guys and girls brought kwaai rides, put them out on display for the kids to gawk at. Rev-offs and spinning got everyone thrilled, and music jamming and dancing turned a grey day into a joyful one.
Vinnie adds: “We had Velia's Covid-19 feeding scheme on board. We were very happy to invite her to be part of this event. It was a major success and the turnout was great. We all just wanted to put the smiles on those kids’ faces and warm up their hearts.
“I would like to thank God for making it possible for us to bless these kids and the community. I also would like to thank all the crews that helped to make this an amazing event and would like to thank the sponsors for their contributions towards this initiative. Special thanks to MA tyres and Blue Ribbon. We highly appreciated your effort.”