There was an energetic and fun atmosphere at Papachinos, Broadacres on Thursday, November 25, where Hot102.7 FM – the station that broadcasts Joburg’s “hottest Old Skool and R&B hits”, was on a mission to raise 7 million rand for his Hot Cares. Foundation.
HOT CARE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Hot Cares is a non-profit organization that strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others in the community. The organization is dedicated to providing much needed assistance to those who find themselves in difficult circumstances.
Hot Cares often acts as an intermediary between those who can afford to support themselves and those who need it. The organization’s work revolves around its four pillars: humanitarian and welfare, health and medicine, education and animal welfare.
Businesses and individuals help Hot Cares by donating money and services to others in need. Hot Cares plays a vital role in bringing the community together with those who face difficulties and challenges.
HOT102.7FM: FUN ALL THE WAY
All of the station’s shows were broadcast live from Papachinos on Thursday where listeners had the chance to come and meet the station’s hosts and staff, as well as make donations.
The Hot102.7 FM presenters did their shows on location and occupied the phone lines, receiving donations from callers.
There were live performances by local artists Christian Heath, Pedro Barbosa and Daniel Baron.
Breakfast show host Simon Hill was immersed in ice water and Mark Pilgrim took on Jacky Scheckter in a Ferrari race… with Mark Pilgrim on a toddler push bike.
Ursula Chikane and Carolyn Steyn took part in a spoon and egg race. The resort’s breakfast and afternoon driving crews also competed against each other in a tug-of-war event.
DONATIONS AND COMMITMENTS
Hot Cares welcomed cash and in-kind donations. Individuals and businesses could pledge money and / or their services to Hot Cares. From food and catering to medical supplies and treatments, all donations were welcome.
There was no donation too big or too small in the resort’s efforts to increase R 7m for Hot Cares. Donations came from near and far.
Someone in Australia donated R57,000 and some children at the event even donated their pocket money. Sam Cowen, who left the station earlier this year to pursue his own life coaching business, donated R5000 that day.
A number of donations have been pledged by organizations including Sibanye Stillwater (R250,000), the Douw Steyn Foundation (R300,000), MacSteel (R250,000) and Horn and Phillips Catering (R240,000).
EXCEEDING THE INITIAL GOAL
The Teddython’s ride started at 6:00 a.m. and ended 12 and a half hours later, with the initial target of R7 million having been exceeded.
By 5:45 p.m., the value of all donations was R6.7 million. By 6:30 p.m., that amount had increased to R 7,321,793. Hot Cares will use the donations to improve the lives of beneficiaries in the community.
“In the last 12 and a half hours from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm Joburg you have collected a huge R 7 321 793. Here at Hot102.7 we are so proud today. We’re here to help those in need, so thank you, ”said Lloyd Madurai of Hot102.7 FM.
JOBURG TIRES TOGETHER TO HELP
The annual Hot Cares Teddython ended at 6.30 p.m. with much glee.
Hot102.7 FM General Manager Lloyd Madurai thanked the station’s loyal listeners and supporters for their valuable contributions, which allow Hot Cares to make a difference in the lives of others.
“A big thank you to everyone who participated. I see the heavens have opened, and certainly the hearts of Johannesburg have also opened. It was a colossal task to reach that number and I know when we said seven million, many said we couldn’t do this, but we live in the best city in the world, Johannesburg! Madurai said.
The festivities then switched to festive mode, with dance and groove on old-fashioned hits.
The first song played was that of MacFadden and Whitehead There’s nothing to stop us now, the station’s anthem and the first-ever track released at the launch of Hot102.7 FM on July 1 of this year.