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ToyZone paying it forward

Article via East Coast Radio.

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Angela is a timid and shy 12 year old girl who’s grown up in the Point area of Durban. Matthew and Dawn* who run the Christian Surfers Club that meet every Saturday morning and take kids from various background surfing for free got to know Angela a little better and realised that she was living in a difficult situation at home. Angela was found begging on the beachfront in shorts and a vest late at night exposing her to the very dark side of life. She’s never had new clothing, new toys or even proper meals…

She sleeps on a hard concrete floor and has had to endure more than most adults deal with in a lifetime. When I asked her if there was anything she wanted in life – she replied “A Barbie doll and a doll house” Battling themselves, Matthew and Dawn decided to foster Angela and give her a safe place to live and a chance at unconditional love. Dave (A surfer from Durban who told us about this story) wrote in to The Big Favour asking if we could make life a little easier for this new family, and spoil Angela, giving her ‘a childhood’ and making her feel like a true princess.

Thank you to our incredible sponsors who have changed this family’s life and brought an unbelievable amount of joy to Angela.
Peter Deeb, marketing executive for the SPAR group, has given the family a R1 500 grocery voucher every month for the next year.

The team at ToyZone Springfield Park also jumped on board and handed over a magnificent three-storey doll house, barbie dolls and other toys valued at over R5 000. Tim Spann, operations manager for Clothing Junction, has offered Angela and her foster parents a chance to shop after hours so that she has the store all to herself whilst choosing clothing and shoes to the value of R3 000.

Aron Daniel, operations manager for the Durban Ice Arena has offered Angela a free ice-skating session and she can take along her new-found family, and as many friends as she wants to…

*Names have been changed to protect the child’s identity.