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Date: 18 May 2020 Author Type: Press Release
Author: KIA South Africa
Source: KIA South Africa
  • Vehicle to be used as the grand prize in an annual fundraising raffle
  • More than R700,000 raised in 2019
(JOHANNESBURG) 15 May 2020 – KIA Motors South Africa this week reaffirmed its commitment to helping vulnerable South Africans by donating a KIA Picanto 1.0 START to the Beeld Children’s Fund. It is the third consecutive year that KIA Motors donates a vehicle, which the Fund will once again use as the grand prize in their annual fundraising raffle. The raffle is also supported by Afrikaans radio station, Radiosondergrense (RSG 100-104fm).

“As a proudly South African company, it is a privilege for us to once again support the Beeld Children’s Fund’s annual fundraising drive,” says Gary Scott, CEO, KIA Motors South Africa. “The youth represent the future of our beautiful country, and we are proud to help provide opportunities to thrive and prosper. We rely on organisations such as the Beeld Children’s Fund to be our hands.”

The Beeld Children’s Fund was founded in 1977, and strives to assist children in need by focusing on programmes that aid the development of body, soul and spirit. It is a registered Non-Profit Organisation and Public Benefit Organisation. Last year, the Fund’s annual fundraising raffle raised a total of R729,245 with the annual raffle, which allowed them to support five development programmes.

“These programmes serve the needs of a wide variety of vulnerable children,” explains Adrie van Staden, Executive Director of the Beeld Children’s Fund. “It allows us to assist traumatised children in obtaining therapy, and for children from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend kindergartens and pre-schools. It also allows us to help homeless youth to obtain care and accommodation at homes such as Echo Youthcare and to complete their schooling.”

Apart from the grand prize of a KIA Picanto START, there are also a number of other bonus prizes on offer. Winning is easy: for every donation of R30, donors receive one entry into the raffle. Should a donation of R100 be made every month via EFT, credit card or Snapscan, donors receive four entries and is automatically in the running for a monthly bonus prize. Likewise, a monthly donation of R200 secures eight entries, as well as automatic entry for all bonus prizes. Entries close at midnight on 4 November 2020.

Photo caption: KIA_BeeldChildrensFund_Winner_02.jpg
Angelique van der Westhuizen with the brand new KIA Picanto STREET she received as a gift from her mother, Estelle van der Westhuizen, after winning the main prize in the Beeld Children’s Fund’s annual fundraising raffle in 2019.
Photo credit: Beeld
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