We’re always proud to hear of MIWA members supporting their communities. This month, we’re applauding Steve’s Auto Clinic, which is once again hosting its annual dog food donation drive.
This is the third year the workshop has asked for donations of dog food from the public; a project which started after workshop owner Gareth Hudd adopted a pit bull, with another rescue pup joining the workshop family a year later. The dogs are now an integral part of the workshop team, spending every day there.
Gareth explains that the workshop matches every kilogram of food donated by the public, and distributes the food among needy dog shelters.
To find out how you can help, contact Gareth on 041 372 2301
Kudos also go to Craig Rosslee, Rui Alves and Tyrone McCarthy of RMH Service Centre, who established City Kings FC to teach underprivileged children football skills while getting them off the street.
Tyrone explains that the idea came about over lunch with Rui and Craig. All three have a great love of soccer, not to mention outstanding track records. Craig is a former professional player and coach, while Rui is also a former player and manager, and Tyrone plated at the highest level in the amateur division. “We saw this as an opportunity to bring a breath of fresh air to South African football,” Tyrone says.
The club, which was set up six months ago, is open to boys throughout the Western Cape, aged seven to 18, and has started gaining enormous momentum.
“City Kings is not just another football club. It is a business with a vision to feed, educate and guide today’s youth so that they can become successful in their future endeavours. Football is about discipline, focus and commitment – the fundamental tools you need to get ahead in today’s world,” Tyrone says.
The club is supported by major sponsors McCarthy’s Auto Trimmer, and PRTUMA, while Coca-Cola, and Renault SA have also stepped in. However, the team is always grateful for sponsors who can provide kits, on-the-ground signage, breakfast and feeding schemes. “This is especially important, as we ensure the kids have a meal at practices as well as on match days,” says Tyrone, adding that this is one of the aspects that makes City Kings FC unique. Transport is also required for children on match days and training days.
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