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Hot Cares – Healing Wings

Hot Cares – Healing Wings

This morning, Hot Cares on Mansfield in the Morning spoke to Megan Brewer from Healing Wings.

Megan wrote to tell us about the incredible work they’re doing and about the far-reaching effects that work has had. While Healing Wings itself is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, one of their projects the Siza’umphakathi outreach project, has taken on a life of its own.

Working with the Mankele Trust Community for many years now, every Christmas they host an all-day family event for members of the community. They provide a meal and fun activities like a game of soccer or horse rides; they also use this event to put together and distribute parcels to over 130 children. Similar to a “Santa’s Shoebox”; the box would typically contain a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, nappies, feminine hygiene products, clothing, underwear, baby formula, toys, school supplies and the like.

As Hot Cares, we’re greatly inspired by so successful an outreach project within a recovery centre, that we’d like to assist their efforts by donating R10 000 towards their Christmas parcels.

May every member of their community have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.

FIBO Africa Challenge

FIBO Africa Challenge

The official launch of the FIBO Africa Corporate Challenge on Hot 91.9FM happened this morning on Mansfield in the Morning, with the aim of raising R91 900 for Hot Cares. We’re challenging corporates to take part in fun fitness challenges to find the fittest corporate in Joburg!

As the continent’s leading health, wellness and fitness festival filled with movement, equipment, active wear, health food, fitness demonstrations and classes, FIBO Africa in partnership with Hot 91.9FM, have seen firsthand how health, wellness and fitness can change lives and we’ve decided to harness this power to make an impact in our community.

The teams will take part in three events: the Dis-Chem Trolley Dash, the MX-4 Challenge and the MOVE Studio Challenge. Teams will be awarded points per event and the team with the most points will win the Corporate Challenge and walk away with the grand prize of R91 900 worth of on-air advertising on Hot 91.9 FM and Matrix Fitness will set up a corporate gym for three months at the winning team’s office.

ENTER TODAY: FIBO Corporate Challenge

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.

These companies have taken up the challenge so far

Gogo’s 100th Birthday

Gogo’s 100th Birthday

Robinah contacted Hot Cares on behalf of her beloved grandmother who lives in the Lorraine area in Tzaneen. As we read her letter, we got a deep sense of Robinah’s love and gratitude as she described how through thick and thin, her grandmother has always been there; to love, guide and advise her. She attributes her granny’s impact on her life as the reason why Robinah has turned out as the happy, hardworking and positive person that she is today.

At nearly 100 years old, she is still so curious about life and is especially interested in aeroplanes and how they work; but she’s never had the opportunity to travel in one. With her 100th birthday on the 8th of October, Hot Cares decided to send Robinah and her Gogo on a trip of a lifetime!

We are flying Gogo Madyandlula, her daughter Jane and her granddaughter Robinah to PE with two nights’ accommodation courtesy of the Port Elizabeth Hotel Group; and of course, we’ve thrown in some spending money to ensure they have a weekend to remember!

Happy Birthday Gogo Madyandlula!

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.

Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist Fellow Presenter Neville Pillay

Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist Fellow Presenter Neville Pillay

On Thursday, 25 July, award winning Hot 91.9FM’s Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai was informed by Sheena Sewpersadh, a listener in Durban who streams Hot 91.9FM, about fellow radio presenter Neville Pillay critical medical situation and his desperate need of financial assistance to pay medical bills. Immediately Lloyd reached out to the station’s presenters and it was agreed that Hot 91.9FM would help a friend and fellow deejay.

Neville Pillay (48), a former ECR and Lotus FM presenter and comedian, recently suffered a heart attack and mild stroke. In addition, the blood vessels in his eyes burst, which has resulted in him being left with partial vision and his kidneys have started to fail.
Neville’s wife, Carol has said their lives have been turned upset down. “We do not have medical aid so are relying on the government hospitals which in itself has many challenges. We have used up all our savings and are now looking for financial assistance with medical costs”.
Neville and Carol have two girls, 17 and 8. Carol adds, “Neville is just surviving. Our kids are at their lowest, seeing their dad this way. Our youngest refuses to go to school because she is afraid something will happen to him and the older one, out of desperation, posted about our plight on her dad’s Facebook page”
Speaking on behalf of Hot 91.9FM, Lloyd Madurai said, “Hot Cares will cover their medical aid contributions for one year – up to the value of R50 000. We at Hot 91.9FM believe in the power of community, especially community coming together to help others. With this in mind, we would appreciate any assistance that our South African Community can give to Neville Pillay and his family – you can make a difference!”.

If you are able to assist the Pillay family, please email hotcares@hot919.co.za.

The Oosthuizen Family

The Oosthuizen Family

Adele contacted Hot Cares about her friend Madelein Oosthuizen and her family who’ve been having a tragic time.

Last month Madelein lost her 11-week old son Luandre who, after being born with cystic fibrosis, fought bravely for his little life in ICU. Madelein and Anton spent those 11 weeks in hospital everyday to support Luandre who’d only been able to be home for one or two nights to meet his two sisters Malia (8) and Aniel (6).

 

Adele wrote: “We would really like for this family to receive a well-deserved break where they can rest spend some quality time together and be there for each other after the loss of their very loved little brother who was so brave and such a little fighter

After this truly painful and emotional ordeal, Hot Cares agrees with Adele in saying that Madelein and Anton would benefit from some much-needed family time to restore the family spirit and to give the girls chance to reconnect with their parents after a harrowing 11 weeks. And certainly, to see a smile on their girls’ faces would be a welcomed sight after the loss of Luandre.

Gold Reef City have partnered with Hot Cares to give Anton, Madelein and the girls a weekend at Gold Reef City including all meals, spending money, Theme park entry and tenpin bowling, to get the girls’ minds off the pain and to start the healing process.

 

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us

Wings of Inspiration/Have A Heart Foundation – 27 05 2019

Wings of Inspiration/Have A Heart Foundation – 27 05 2019

Last winter, Hot Cares lent some Hot Cares help to the Have a Heart Foundation by replacing all the windows in their building which had been smashed in, making the shelter vulnerable to the cold.
Since then, they’ve had to move premises (for the better) and have now partnered with Wings of Inspiration – a great organisation that does a lot in the community – to renovate and retrofit the warehouse space they’ve found to make it fit for use as an old age home.
To help them get settled and make the place homely, Hot Cares has purchased 24 beds and mattresses. Thank you to Mattress Factory who’ve donated pillows for each bed. And in the heartwarming spirit of Ubuntu, a Hot 91.9 FM listener called in to donate her old kitchen to this very worthy cause.

Hot Cares – Making A Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.