Now in it’s 32nd year, the well-known Toy Run will be taking place again this weekend:
- When? Sunday 30 November 2014 – gates open at 10am and the event will finish by 4pm
- Where? William Herbert Sports Ground, Rosmead Avenue, Wynberg
- Entry fee? A donation of at least one toy per person (if you’re a last minute supporter – they will also have a special entrance where you can either make a cash donation or purchase a toy)
Riders will actually be departing from the Grand West Casino at 10:30 after which they’ll travel through the streets of the Mother City to reach the William Herbert Sports Ground as their final stop.
For those who are not familiar with the Toy Run: It’s an annual motorcycling charity event that takes place across various cities in SA, usually on the last Sunday of November. The aim is to improve the image of bikers while distributing toys to underprivileged children via various homes, organisations and charities. An estimated 65000 riders turn out across about 18 cities & towns with their bikes decorated with teddies and all kinds of other toys which will be bringing some much needed light to children in need.
Whether you’re a rider or simply a supporter, you’re in for a fun day out. The end-point celebrations will include live music, food & beverage stalls, a beer garden, comedic entertainment from Toy Run Ambassador Kurt Schoonraad, a bike expo, and an opportunity to purchase various biking accessories and Toy Run memorabilia.
- Teddy bears & other soft toys are of course a popular choice BUT they also need toys/gifts for older children…
- Therefore consider the following:
– Sporting equipment – cricket bats, balls of any type, tennis racquets, etc
– Jewellery and craft kits, toiletries and make-up for older girls
– Puzzles & board games
– Drawing and art equipment and fun stationery
– Books are welcome although they will be distributed to the libraries at the children’s homes rather than to individual children.
(PLEASE just don’t bring toy guns of any sort as these will not be distributed)
So come on people, get involved! More toys equal more smiles this Christmas.