The Players’ Fund would like to inform our loyal support squad that the decision has unfortunately been taken to cancel the annual fundraising event with the Springboks. The event was scheduled for 1 October 2018.

Due to sponsorship rights considerations and sensitivities we were not able to negotiate a favourable rights package for the event sponsor in time. So, the difficult decision was taken to cancel the event, rather than incur the risk to host a below-par tribute to our injured players.

Our men in the green and gold are showing growth and confidence on the rugby field and we know their support for our injured players remains unwavering. For this we will always be very grateful.

We extend our sincere thanks to the Springbok team and management who went the extra mile to help us and we wish them all the very best as they head into the final matches of the 2018 Castle Lager Rugby Championships.

Unfortunately, for us as a charity, there are repercussions due to this decision and pressure on our projected income for the year. It is extremely difficult for us as an organisation to say no to meeting the needs of our 108 fallen heroes.

With this in mind we would like to appeal to all our regular donors and event supporters to consider pledging their support in lieu of the event. Be it in the form of a once-off donation, a monthly contribution or value-in-kind eg: items that could be used for a raffle, auction or prizes at fundraising events that we host or that others host for us.

Below are some of the current projects/requests the Fund are working on.

Could you perhaps help us with:

  • Paying towards bed repairs for Dan Lombard from Pretoria: R3500,
  • A standing frame for Koben Hofmeyr from Louis Trichard: R10 000,
  • Transport costs for eight recipients in the Eastern Cape to attend the Springbok test in Port Elizabeth: R5000,
  • Sponsor one or a few recipients’ Christmas cash tithing to the value of R2700.00 each.

Should you as an individual or a larger organisation be in the position to support us, please contact us at events@playersfund.org.za