Leading Springboks back 'One Cup of Pap' initiative

2020-05-14 13:33
John Smit (Supplied)
John Smit (Supplied)

A host of leading Springboks have thrown their support behind the 'One Cup of Pap' initiative.

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The initiative, which aims to donate food, clothes, toys and books to the less fortunate, is the brainchild of former Sharks and Stormers lock Wayne Boardman who, at the start of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown, decided - together with his father and domestic worker - to put some money together to feed at least one family in need.

After the first informal settlement drop, Boardman asked his friends, the local community and the rugby community to help raise awareness of the project, while reaching out to their networks to raise additional funds or offer donations.

The response was enormous.

What started out as one cup of pap and a sachet of soup has now exploded to over two tons of pap per week.

The 'One Cup of Pap' initiative has now fed over 6 000 people and in May is averaging an R80 000 a week drop (feeding approximately 2 000 hungry people).

This includes two tons of pap, between 500 and 1 000 loaves of bread, one ton of polony, soup and tinned food. 

Its team, which handle logistics and distribution, now includes former Springbok scrumhalf Dave von Hoesslin, 1995 Rugby World Cup winner Joel Stransky and 2007 Rugby World Cup winner - and captain - John Smit as well as current Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane.

One Cup of Pap (Supplied)

Should you wish to make a donation, please use the banking details below:

A Knowles

Nedbank - Rivonia


Ref: Cup Pap Donation

Should you wish to get involved, please contact Wayne Boardman on 084 545 1717

One Cup of Pap (Supplied)

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