02 Jun 2020
The SA Rugby Legends Association helped to distribute food parcels and 20 tons of potatoes to needy communities in KwaZulu-Natal last Friday.
Tightline Fisheries provided Joint Aid Management with the potatoes, which were delivered to LIV Village just outside of Durban, in the Cottonlands community.
LIV Village has been actively supporting underprivileged local communities for several years and Sarla is a regular contributor to their efforts.
As poorer communities continue to struggle in the wake of Covid-19, Sarla, Richmark Holdings and Tightline Fisheries ramped up their efforts for a community that has been particularly hard-hit by lockdown measures, with many unable to support or feed their families.
Several well-known ex-players were on-hand, including Odwa Ndungane, AJ Venter, Butch James, Charl McLeod, Trevor Halstead, Justin Swart and John Slade.
However, instead of a rugby ball, they were passing heavy bags of potatoes and food parcels like a well-oiled backline.
'When we visit the poorer communities in our country, we see first-hand the desperation that the effects of our economic shutdown have caused,' said Sarla CEO Stefan Terblanche.
'We have to come together to try and ease that burden for our nation’s poor. There is strength in numbers, and if we keep coming together as a team, we can make an indelible impact.'