Big-hearted bikers

A pile of toys, just waiting to be united with happy children. Picture: Sedick Jappie Photography

A huge shout-out to the amazing Motorcycle Owners Cape Town (MOCT) – your hearts are as awesome as your bikes.

On Saturday July 13, 97 motorcycles and three cars, stacked with donations, made their way to Somerset West to support Helderberg Baby Saver (HBS), PATCH Child Abuse Centre, Pebbles Project, Masikhule and Kanga Moms.

The “Responder Team” for HBS comprises women who work for these other NPOs, and form this support network voluntarily – so when MOCT approached us as beneficiaries for this charity drive, we decided to share the love.

The sound of engines throbbing announced the arrival of the bikers, and the sun shone warmly as they gathered armfuls of goodies to give.

Patch sold coffee and toasted sarmies to keep the spirits up for the ride home.

Not only did each organisation benefit from the very generous donations, but funds were also raised for HBS to use to print leaflets and posters to help raise awareness – and hopefully save more precious lives.

Our sincere thanks to you all – we were blown away by your care and generosity… we hope to see you again.

And thanks too to Patch for kindly hosting the event – the venue was perfect.

Sandy Immelman is a regular contributor to Bolander, and does marketing and communication for Masikhule, in addition to her involvement in many other community organisations, and the founder of Helderberg Baby Saver, situated in the Choices Crisis Pregnancy Centre, off Schapenberg Road, Somerset West (see