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Brrrrrringing a warmer winter to Cape Town

The Annual Good Hope FM Keep Cape Town Warm campaign is into its tenth consecutive year this year and asks the Cape Town community and corporates to donate tinned soup, blankets, shoes, raincoats, beanies, socks and scarves which will be given to needy communities this winter. Assisted by the Community Chest of the Western Cape who aid in the distribution of the items, the campaign has helped thousands of destitute families to face some very cold winter months over the years and there are only a few weeks left to be part of the initiative by donating any of the items on the wish list.

The Ozone team are calling on Cape Town to donate tinned soup for their Soup Heroes campaign, part of the annual Good Hope FM Keep Cape Town Warm initiative. Left-Right; Leigh-Anne Williams, Seano Loots, Geri Olwagen, Eugene Mpatheni
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This year, the station is taking the campaign up a notch by challenging each weekday show to collect a different item.

The Good Hope FM Breakfast with Guy McDonald show (weekdays from 6-9am) is focused on collecting raincoats, beanies and scarves. The team believes that these items can make a significant difference to a child's sense of confidence and maintain their health over winter.

The Nigel Pierce Show (weekdays from 9am-12pm) is once again collecting blankets and the "Nigel Pierce Makes a Blanket Statement" campaign has an end goal to collect a minimum of 2,500 blankets this year.

The Lunch on Mars team (weekdays from 12-3pm) is collecting as many pairs of shoes for the needy as possible, identifying various charities around Cape Town as the beneficiaries.

The Ozone team's (weekdays from 3-6pm) "Soup Heroes" initiative involves collecting tinned soup and hosting a soup-off, challenging listeners and celebrities to submit their winning soup recipes, which they will cook in a challenge to win the title of Soup Hero. Two soup-offs are scheduled during a live broadcast of The Ozone, the first was on the 12th and the second is on the 24th of June. Pick n Pay are kindly donating all the ingredients the 'chefs' will need.

The Ayanda Tini Show (Monday to Thursday from 6-8pm) is asking listeners to donate tights, stockings and socks for kids of all ages. All the donated items will be given to orphanages and children's homes across the Mother City.

The annual Good Hope FM Keep Cape Town Warm campaign runs until the end of June 2014.

Donations for the campaign can be dropped off at the SABC building at 209 Beach Road in Sea Point and Community Chest offices, 82 Bree Street.


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Good Hope FM
Good Hope FM is Cape Town's leading music focused interactive lifestyle radio station, music mix of R&B, Pop, Soft Rock, Hip Hop, Dance and South African Music.
Craig Rossouw
Hi Good Hope FM
How would you guys like a free SMS Donation line where people can send donations and then you can also use what you made to buy blankets and also food. well if you interested get in contact Lets show that Cape Town Cares.
Posted on 20 Jun 2014 10:59
Aliet Pelt-Ray
Is there no way people who do not come into town can donate or drop off their chosen items closer to home? Would love to hear of a drop of point in the Fish Hoek, Simon's Town area.
Posted on 20 Jun 2014 12:35
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