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SEAT Sport Club and Fueltopia Toy Run

16 December 2010 6 Comments

SEAT Sport Owners Club and Fueltopia welcomed us and our overloaded (with toys and dogfood making the guys with dropped suspension groan) to their annual toy run on the 11 December. This event, organized by Fanie Lindeque, saw the likes of local newspapers and ETV News  and, of course, who else but “Yours Truly” from Automodified, tagging along and joining in this event. Now I know that a lot of us in our cars get scoffed at by people we pass in their standard rides, especially with the sound systems in most of our vehicles (yes, you, the one without the T Mat, you, I’m talking about you) but  I think these “standards” had to be there to witness the fellowship, caring and generosity of what I can only call this community.

We kicked off at a local parking lot, where else, in the East Rand at the “crack of 7 o’clock”, an early one for me coming from Pretoria. Fortunately there was coffee available and a loo before we loaded the already loaded bakkies available and proceeded to our first stop.

The first home we went to is the New Beginnings Care Centre which houses approximately 980 to 1000 homeless children between the ages of 1 month to 18 years. Here we met with Vee Shuttleworth, the principal and remedial teacher of the Little Lambs Nursery School at the centre. I was absolutely astonished at the standard of the premises here. It is an incredibly poor centre but the wooden hots that make up the place were incredibly homely inside, and the occupants looking extremely warm, happy and cosy. I think the people who are selflessly giving of themselves to administrate this place deserve our most heartfelt appreciation and financial support. Vee can be contacted on 071 5657908 or Pastor Steven on 073 1116864 should you wish to donate toys, books, clothing, bedding or any unused baby apparel.

One of our next stop, amongst others which included The Avril Elisabeth Childrens Home and House Talita, was the Germiston SPCA, did I come very close to taking a kitten home! I estimated that well over half a ton of dogfood was collected and donated but surprisingly, nobody brought catfood, ooops, my bad. But don’t let that stop you from buying a bag or two of dog or cat food and dropping it off at your local animal shelter of choice, ease a burden over the December break. Any donations for the Germiston SPCA can be deposited in their account: FNB Eastgate, cheque account number 51112716150, branch code 257705 and they can be contacted on 011 8255033.

I really would like to give a massive shout out to Fanie (somebody get this oke a Santa hat please) and the organizers of this event.

Having been a participant of this event and experiencing the camaraderie still warms my heart and makes me realize that, no matter how bad you think things are with yourself, there’s always room to give. That’s my thought for the season and I am sticking to it.

“Yours Truly”


  • Chris H said:

    Well done guys. Indeed an absolutely amazing effort. Something worthwhile supporting in future as well!


  • BlairH said:

    Stories like this go a long way! Its amazing in these times people are still struggling financially and yet we can still scrap a few pennies together for those less fortunate than ourselves :D

    Im sure these kiddies were a happy bunch!


  • Fanie Lindeque said:

    Hi all.

    Well it was an awsome to see all those happy little faces when we all arived at the diffrend Venues to drop of the Goodies. Man the feeling of acomplishment was amaizing, and to see all those smiling faces is priceles.

    I would like to thank everybody who made this toy run possible.

    Without all of u this run would not have happened.

    It was asome to see all thecar clubs and forums there .

    And it was awsome to meet all the guys.

    Thank u all again for all the support.

    Kind Regards

    Fanie Lindeque


  • joe4u2nv said:

    Why do I always misses out on the fun, your truly?


  • captian said:

    Good day

    A big THANK-YOU goes out to all those who attend the run and to those who made it possible on the organizing side aswell as the media showing an interrest in what we did on the day.
    Media coverage is all good and well but the main point was that little children who have nothing, recieved a gift of some-sort. Be it a toy truck for a 5yr boy or a bath soap package for a 16yr old Lady or even a packet of crips for a little one.
    To see a frowny face turn to a smiling sunshine glow is the ultimate experince.

    Thank you all and may you have a blessed festive season.
    Carl Thom
    Fueltopia SA


    Fanie Lindeque Reply:

    Hi Guys.

    Time for a run again. who’s with me.


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