Choc surprised by Toyota
The Childhood Cancer Foundation (Choc) South Africa has recently benefited from the generosity and goodwill of the Toyota Knights and Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), being the recipient of two Avanza people carriers.
Every year the North and Central regional Knights choose a charity to benefit from their fundraising efforts. This year, Choc – a non-profit organisation that supports communities in the treatment of children with cancer, and advocates complete and early diagnosis – was chosen as the charity of choice.
“We are so grateful to the Toyota Knights for this generous donation. This car will save lives. It allows us to transport cancer patients to and from the treatment facilities. We look forward to a lasting relationship with the Knights. We hope you continue to make a difference in your communities,” says Carl Queiros, CEO of Choc.
In a surprise turn of events, TSAM then donated a second vehicle to Choc.
“In support of the great work that the Knights have done, it is with great pleasure that we donate a second vehicle to Choc. We hope that the second vehicle will make an even bigger difference in the lives of the children supported by Choc,” says Calvyn Hamman, senior vice president of sales and marketing at TSAM. “The Knights have shown great commitment to the cause through relentless dedication and hard work. We salute the Toyota Knights!”
Martin Erwee, National Knights chairperson, concludes: “We are committed to the charities that we support. Giving back to the community is part of our nature. We held many fundraising events throughout the year to raise the profile of Choc and to raise funds. Our events were well supported by the Knights as well as their friends and families.”