The Wanderers Stadium was a hive of activity on Tuesday as scores of good Samaritans and players from the Lions Cricket franchise flocked to the stadium in Illovo, Johannesburg, to do their bit for Mandela Day.
The Lions partnered with The Angel Network, Fingertips of Africa and Ashraful Aid to pack over 3 00o food parcels for the needy across the country.
Lions Chief Executive Officer, Jono Leaf-Wright, says: “The Lions family believes in One Team, One Stadium, One City of Gold – and as such we are reaching out to our city and fans, to join us in our dual partnership initiative with The Angel Network (together with Fingertips of Africa) as well as the Ashraful Aid Humanitarian Organisation.
We’ll build and pack from early morning to late evening, with our players, partners, friends and families – because there’s no better way to celebrate Mandela Day than the gift of giving. We at Lions Cricket continue to remain focused on not only producing great cricketers on the field but great people off it, people who are committed to impacting communities and lives positively, as we build our Province and Country together.”
The Emirates Lions (rugby) also joined in to help the crowds to pack parcels.
[WATCH] 🦁 @LionsCricketSA & @LionsRugbyCo players have gathered at the DP World Wanderers Stadium to pack food parcels for the less fortunate for #MandelaDay #MandelaDay2023 pic.twitter.com/FuRPbpGKaZ
— Ntsako Mkhari (@Ntsako_Mkhari_) July 18, 2023
Ashraful Aid was responsible for the sourcing of all the food and hygiene hampers, which will be donated to various families and other NGOs in the province, including Early Development Centres and child-headed homes.
Written by: Ntsako Mukhari