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A friend in need- Lisa and Marlin

A friend in need- Lisa and Marlin

Marlin Nagan got in touch with Hot Cares regarding her ex- colleague Lisa Theron. As an experienced recruiter, Lisa has fallen on hard times.

She last worked at Cash Converters as a buyer and has subsequently been retrenched. She lost everything – became homeless and moved into the bushes opposite the Bellair Spar with her two dogs.

A pastor then offered her accommodation in Cosmo City; however, they have recently been evicted.

A neighbour then offered Lisa a place to sleep in her shed, until she can get back on her feet. Lisa is desperate for assistance, especially for food and dog food.

Hot Cares will be assisting Lisa with storage unit costs, grocery vouchers and medication costs.

Jeremy Mansfield, anchor of HOT 91.9 FM’s breakfast show, “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast” will be leaving the station in order to focus on his health

Jeremy Mansfield, anchor of HOT 91.9 FM’s breakfast show, “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast” will be leaving the station in order to focus on his health

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Hot 91.9FM announced today that Jeremy Mansfield, anchor of HOT 91.9 FM’s breakfast show, “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast” will be leaving the station on Friday 26th February in order to focus on his health. Jeremy has been undergoing treatment for the past few months and has decided to take a break.

“I will also be spending more time on the Mansfield Family Trust and the charitable work it does in South Africa,” says Mansfield. “I have loved being a part of the HOT 91.9FM family, particularly because of the excellent, meaningful work they do within the community. It’s been a great privilege to be able to contribute to this, and I will cherish the memories of this time at HOT, and the time I have spent together with my colleagues on the Breakfast show”.

HOT 91.9’s Managing Director Lloyd Madurai said “Jeremy is a radio legend and has contributed immensely to the industry, and the station,  however our primary concern is his health at this time. We would like to thank Jeremy for his incredible contribution as the anchor of Joburg’s Hottest breakfast Show for the past 3 years. This is not a goodbye as Jeremy will continue to be part of the Hot 91.9FM family in his role as an ambassador for Hot Cares , the Christmas Wish and a contributor to the Hot 91.9FM Radio Academy. We wish him well and pray for his full- and speedy- recovery”.

Should you have any further queries, please email info@hot919.co.za

Issued on behalf of Jeremy Mansfield and Hot 91.9FM.

 

Heli Hero: Lawrence Masanabo

Heli Hero: Lawrence Masanabo

Bill Watt, a helicopter engineer got in touch with Hot Cares regarding a colleague of his, Lawrence Masando.  Bill has worked with Lawrence for the past five years at Grand Central Airport in Midrand, where Lawrence is an apprentice.  As the family breadwinner, Lawrence was educated near Maloto in Pretoria, has worked at KFC as a fryer and through dedication and determination, joined Grand Central Airport as an apprentice. He attended MATA for initial training and later returned to complete the trade test exams.

Lawrence has shown great potential and has passed his apprentice exams and now needs to take various Civil Aviation exams to obtain his engineers license on various types of helicopters. The experience Lawrence has gained over the past 5 years has been extensive on all the helicopters that Eskom use, as well as various emergency helicopters used locally and in the rest of Africa. Bill Watt has also personally mentored him where possible, including trips in RSA and in Zimbabwe.

Unfortunately, Lawrence cannot afford the various courses and exam fees to complete his training and it would be a pity to see such a hard-working talented young man not to complete his license.

Hot Cares has decided to help Lawrence achieve his aviation goals, by covering the license exam fees worth R13 350 at MATA – Mega Aero Training Academy.

Wings of Inspiration Women and Children’s Shelter

Wings of Inspiration Women and Children’s Shelter

Hot Cares recently received a phone call from Anthea – Kirsten Richardson’s sister telling us about a new Women and Children’s shelter they are opening in Krugersdorp. When Anthea asked if there was any way we could assist, Hot Cares knew we had to act swiftly because there is a massive need for shelters in our area.

The Wings of Inspiration Woman and Children’s Shelter is a new safe haven for women and their children and is due to open on the 1st of March 2021.

South Africa’s prevailing economic situation is leaving more and more people destitute. There are a number of women and children have nowhere to go and Wings of inspiration has become a real beacon of hope.

The shelter will take in homeless women (and their children) who have had to endure neglect, abuse, and trauma. There are a number of women who have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet. The Wings of Inspiration Woman and Children’s Shelter also assists young mothers who are homeless and those who are looking to kickstart their lives, for the sake of their children.

The shelter will provide life-skills training, assist them with creating / updating CV’s and aid with job seeking practices and referrals to possible workplaces of employment.

The women and children will receive 3 meals a day, basic toiletries, have a warm bed to sleep in and receive counselling and emotional support. The shelter will assist with rehabilitation and training so that they can adequately support themselves and their children. This project is to be funded by the local community with the assistance of generous business owners as the shelter does not receive any assistance or funding from the government.

Wings Of Inspiration Women and Children’s Shelter require the following:

 

  • Creating/Building of day-care centre with educational equipment
  • Building and Renovations of existing property to cater for our women & children
  • New installation of Health and Safety/Fire Equipment

 

Hot Cares will be purchasing beds for the Wings of Inspiration Women and Children’s Shelter, making sure the ladies and children sleep comfortably in new beds during their stay.

Hot Cares for Coach Butler and his family

Hot Cares for Coach Butler and his family

Butler Masango popularly known as “Coach Butler” has been developing young soccer players across Johannesburg over the past 15 years and, also coaches and mentors children from disadvantaged backgrounds in his free time.  Coach Butler’s main source of income comes from coaching at schools and private coaching to students who wanted to take their soccer skills to the next level.

 

Unfortunately, Coach Butler was recently diagnosed with heart failure and lung capacity issues affecting his coaching abilities and income. In going for treatment, Coach Butler was unable to attend to  his clients – but once he started feeling better the Covid-19 pandemic struck.  Students are still unable to come for personalised training and play sport, and this severely affected his income and ability to provide for his family.

 

Butler has a 6-year-old daughter who recently graduated from pre-school and is starting primary school next week. She is a very bright young girl, who loves school activities and Butler needs assistance in helping his young daughter’s dreams true.

 

In order to help Butler and his daughter achieve their dreams of an education, Hot Cares will be paying her school registration fee as well as the next 2 months school fees. Hot Cares will also be purchasing new school uniforms for her and Butler will receive a grocery store voucher to get items for school and their home.

 

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