FNB Rhodes’ FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International squad haven’t played a minute of Varsity Shield rugby yet, but they have already started making an impact in their community.
The team visited Home of Joy child and youth care centre in the Joza location on Saturday, where they interacted with the children and donated a cheque of R15 000.
As part of Varsity Sports social awareness program, the FNB Rhodes team are required to choose a charity organisation in their area which they will form a lengthy relationship with. Home of Joy founder, Margaret Ngcangca was delighted by the FNB Rhodes team visit and said that she is looking forward to forming a long and healthy relationship with FNB Rhodes.
“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, and today the Rhodes Rugby team has made these children very happy.”
Ngcangca (71) started Home of Joy in 1995 because she wanted to give orphaned children a place they could call home, and the home now houses 27 children ranging from the ages of two months to 21 years.
“I look after 27 children at Home of Joy, and this year two of the children will enrol for their first year of studies at Rhodes University,” said Ngcangca.“It is hard looking after these children, so any assistance is greatly appreciated, and I would like to thank Rhodes Rugby for this generous donation.”
Ngcangca also sent out a plea for anyone who would like to support her organisation. They can contact her at 071 303 6305 or email@example.com