KFC bonds with town­ship kids

Daily Dispatch - - News - By SISIPHO ZAMXAKA

JOY filled the air at CATCH Projects in Gonu­bie on Wed­nes­day dur­ing a visit by the KFC East­ern Cape of­fice.

The Daily Dis­patch Lo­cal Hero fi­nal­ist and KFC Add Hope ben­e­fi­ciary CATCH Projects was vis­ited by KFC for an af­ter­noon of fun and games with the chil­dren.

KFC brought lunch for the chil­dren, and en­ter­tained them with songs and games.

CATCH Projects, which oper­ates on a farm in Gonu­bie, was founded by 71-yearold Sue Davies in 2002. Sue Davies was one of the top 12 fi­nal­ists in the 2016 Daily Dis­patch Lo­cal Hero awards for her in­volve­ment in com­mu­nity up­lift­ment.

The NGO caters for chil­dren and vul­ner­a­ble women within the com­mu­nity of Mzamomhle.

In 2016, CATCH Projects re­ceived R90 000 from KFC through its Add Hope ini­tia­tive to en­sure that it serves healthy, nu­tri­tious meals to more than 500 chil­dren from Mzamomhle town­ship ev­ery day.

Add Hope, an ini­tia­tive that sees KFC cus­tomers and staff unite to fight against hunger, has now reached the mile­stone of feed­ing 120 000 chil­dren around the coun­try with nu­tri­tious meals daily.

To feed all 120 000 daily, KFC raises the money through cus­tomer do­na­tions added at the till or on the Add Hope web­site, as well as do­nat­ing a per­cent­age of prof­its as its own Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity con­tri­bu­tion.

Davies said they were de­lighted by the visit from KFC.

“Their con­tri­bu­tion to the or­gan­i­sa­tion has made such an in­cred­i­ble im­pact,” she said.

KFC’s mar­ket­ing man­ager in the East­ern Cape, Aimee de la Harper, said they were well re­ceived by the chil­dren.

“We brought some hoola-hoops, balls and skip­ping ropes for them and they loved it,” said De la Harper.

Pic­ture: SINO MAJANGAZA

PAS­SION­ATE: The founder of CATCH Projects, Sue Davies, was thrilled when KFC vis­ited the Gonu­bie-based or­gan­i­sa­tion on Wed­nes­day

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