Over 120 keen Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) motorcyclists, including their friends and families, rallied together at the weekend in aid of furry four-legged animals being cared for by the Uitenhage SPCA.
The bikers gathered at Volkswagen’s AutoPavilion on Saturday, 30 August for the SPCA’s Animal Run – an initiative to raise funds and collect pet food for the SPCA Uitenhage kennels.
After seeing the Animal Run advertised, a VWSA employee approached the SPCA to offer assistance. They also encouraged fellow VWSA employees and company suppliers to support the cause.
James Rishworth together with the VW Community Trust asked VWSA employees for donations of cash, pet food and blankets. They also rallied other VWSA bikers and their families to join in the procession from the AutoPavilion to the Uitenhage SPCA at Kruisriver, where the generous donations were handed over.
“We were overwhelmed with the support from our colleagues. We managed to raise a total of R17 000 and over 100kg of pet food,” said James Rishworth of VWSA’s Final Assembly.
Elinda Tonnesen (Chairperson of the Uitenhage SPCA management board) was ecstatic at the response to the call for donations.
“We are extremely grateful to VWSA’s employees for their involvement and support of our annual Animal Run. We look forward to many Animal Runs in the future and the continued support from VWSA,” she said.
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