The Durbanville Children’s Home held its annual Rugby Day at the Backsberg Wine Estate on Saturday September 17, with the screening of the Springboks vs All Blacks match. Former Springboks and provincial players spoke about the game. The home only gets a third of its annual budget from the state and has to fund-raise an extra R7 million to stay afloat. “It is only through contributions by caring individuals and companies that we can break the continuing cycle of abuse and neglect, in the lives of the 144 vulnerable children presently in the care of Durbanville Children’s Home. Breaking this cycle can prevent them from ending up on the streets exposed to drug abuse, gang violence, poverty, and crime,” said Jana Cilliers, marketing and fund-raising assistant. All funds raised will be used for the home’s bridging house for young adults leaving their care.
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