Johannesburg – With an ever-increasing number of disadvantaged children across South Africa and a fast approaching festive season, Peugeot South Africa has donated a brand new competition car in an effort to spread some festive cheer.
The donation of the re-energised Peugeot 208 Pop Art as the main prize is part of its already seven-year strong tradition of giving back to the community by means of the very worthy Beeld Children’s Fund in association with Afrikaans radio station, RSG (Radio Sonder Grense).
The Fund which aims to give financial aid to charitable projects and focusses on both the protection and development of children in need has once again a phenomenal amount of money by raising a total income of just short of R1.3m. The proceeds of the competition entries will also benefit nearly 40 other charities in their effort by selling tickets to the public, and again benefiting those less fortunate.
The fund was established in 1997 and has consecutively taken an active role in improving the lives of under-privileged children throughout the years.
With over 50 000 entries into the competition, Felicia Hans, from Bloemhof, was the lucky winner of the Peugeot 208 Pop Art, worth over R170 000. This model is packed with a host of features that will ensure Felicia is safe, comfortable and happy to be on our roads.
A nursing sister, who already gives so much back to her community, Hans described winning a car as one of the most surreal feelings and has already placed this windfall into a much bigger picture.
“I am now able to commit fully to my calling and contribute and get more involved in various charity organisations, while at the same time being more effective with a new set of wheels”.
“I bought a book of tickets because I know that the money raised will automatically do a lot of good in the lives of these children. In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t imagine that I would be the winner. Winning the car was exceptional and even more special because I could pick the colour too…. a day that I will never forget,” Hans concluded.
“It is important that we nurture and protect the young people of South Africa, they are our future”, says Francis Harnie, managing director of Peugeot Citroën SA.
“We are proud of our long association with the Beeld Children’s Fund, and hope that our support of the competition will improve the lives of many children in need.”.