When the roaring engines of beastly fast motorcycles glide down the streets of Nelson Mandela Bay this weekend, the tough outer facade of the male and female riders might not show the immense impact the Dolphin Rally has made for charitable organizations over the years.
These men and women will descend on our shores to participate in the 14th Dolphin Rally Day tomorrow (Friday, 4 October), Saturday (5 October) and Sunday (6 October).
However wild and self-indulgent and dangerous the super fast drags, the smoke-filled burnouts and many other stunts might sound over the weekend, no incidents were recorded over the last four months since the event came back to its rightful place at the Beachview Resort.
The charity that will benefit this year is the Cansa TLC (Tough Living with Cansa) that specifically focuses on kids living with cancer. Mr Dean Martin, Public Relations Officer of the Dolphin Rally, said that they established a food bank at the Cancer Association premises.
“We are also going to renovate and furnish a trauma centre for them. During the visit of Deputy President Kgalema Mothlante, earlier this year, the Dolphin Motorcycle club donated audio visual equipment to a 94 year old man from Zwide as part of the 67 minutes campaign on Mandela Day.
“In the past we have donated to soup kitchens, assisted with the renovations at Ithemba Special School in Missionvale and many other beneficial projects to our community,” he added.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will once again contribute to this event in various ways such as the provision of professional traffic, disaster management, waste management, communication and emergency services and cash at a total value of R500 000. This will allow the organizers to give more money towards charity.
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