11-year-old Kyle Rees from Richards Bay - "A little boy with the gentlest eyes", according to Pick n Pay School Club Regional Manager Chantel Gregersen - has been named a School Club Hero this February.
On Friday 22 February, the School Club team, accompanied by Gail Serroti (who nominated Kyle), her husband Mario, Kyle's best friend Romano Serroti, Elizabeth Advilcan (Richards Bay Primary principal), Kyle's teacher Elora Quinn, and Pick n Pay Richards Bay's Customer Service manager Donny, drove to Kyle's home to surprise him.
Little Kyle suffers from cancer, and is forced to undergo chemo therapy in Durban regularly. Although he loves to visit the beach, he is often not able to, because being around too many people poses a health risk for him.
Kyle was awarded with a set of PlayStation games, as well as a Pick n Pay gift card and Hero certificate.
"Every now and again we meet incredibly inspiring people who make such a lasting impression, and Kyle Rees is most certainly one of these very special people," says Chantel.
The Customer Care representative from Pick n Pay - Pepina Khan - who also attended the small ceremony is a cancer survivor herself which makes this a cause close to her heart.
The Hero Awards programme was started in 2010 and recognises ordinary learners for extraordinary acts in Academic Excellence, Leadership, Community upliftment, Sport and Overcoming Hardship.
To nominate a young hero, or more information about the Pick n Pay School Club contact Nadine Visser at .
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