Stellenbosch donate food parcels, assist healthcare workers

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Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) together with Absa Premiership side Stellenbosch FC are playing their part in assisting vulnerable communities in Stellenbosch and its surrounding areas amid the coronavirus crisis, ranging from food donations to helping healthcare workers with accommodation.

SAS and ‘Stellies’ CEO Rob Benadie says teamwork is needed to combat coronavirus.

“This pandemic is a collective challenge that requires collaborative efforts and a disciplined team approach to find solutions to our current circumstances,” said Benadie.

“It is encouraging to see how the government as well as so many corporates and individuals working together to assist the most vulnerable,” he added.

“It is imperative that we all do our part and assist where we can, in any way possible.” – Benadie. Picture courtesy of SAS.

During the course of the week, SAS and SFC donated food parcels to various communities in and around Stellenbosch.

“Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) and Stellenbosch FC are currently involved in a number of ways to assist vulnerable communities and individuals within the locality of Stellenbosch and its’ surrounding areas,” reads the statement.

“SFC staff members handed out food parcels to some families that are in desperate need of support, whilst our accommodation at SAS is currently provided to medical frontline workers who struggle to commute during lockdown,” reads the statement.

“Our SAS Wellness Ambassadors are continuously liaising with parents and youth on not only the importance of lockdown but how they can assist these families during this trying time. These Ambassadors also assist at school feeding stations within the area.”

Several South African famous footballers and clubs have also stepped up to the plate to lend a helping hand.

GladAfrica Championship side Real Kings last month donated sanitizers to the community of Umlazi township in KwaZulu-Natal.

On Wednesday Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and multichoice teamed up to donate 4 000 testing kits and protective gear to healthcare workers and law enforcement agencies on the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ayanda Patosi partnered with Mark Mayambela to offer help as they handed out food parcels in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on Friday.

While Cape Town City donated 1000 branded face masks on Wednesday to assist communities in the Western Cape to stay safe and challenged all the other clubs in the PSL to join their initiative.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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