Hot 91.9FM celebrate their 6th birthday by raising over R6 million!
Tuesday, 24 November – Leading Johannesburg radio station, Hot 91.9FM, raised the bar today by racking up a staggering R6.113 million in donations for the Hot Cares initiative at their annual, 12 hour birthday Teddython fundraiser, held this year at Papachinos in Broadacres.
“In a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented financial strain on individuals and companies, the donations total came as a huge surprise and showed that Johannesburg is not only the City of Gold, but that Joburgers have hearts of gold,” said Lloyd Madurai, Hot 91.9 FM Managing Director.
Due to the financial impact of the pandemic and the lockdown, Hot Cares, a registered Public Benefit Organisation and the community initiative of Hot 91.9FM, has been overwhelmed by requests for assistance within the broader community. The need for community support has never been greater and Hot Cares is constantly receiving requests for assistance. Hot 91.9 FM has always put the community at the centre of the station’s activities and is overjoyed at the ability to be able to fulfil an increasing number of requests for assistance.
“All of our partners, listeners and friends, have blown us away this year with their generosity,” says Madurai. “We are humbled at how you opened your hearts and pockets in these extremely tough economic times to help change lives. Perhaps more than ever we see how humanity prevails and we are re-committed to effect positive change. Hot 91.9FM would like to say a heartfelt, sincere and resounding thank you! You have made the Hot 91.9FM Birthday wish come true”.