RAISING FUNDS FOR JACO
Rustenburg – Jaco Fourie’s family and generous members of the Rustenburg community came together on Saturday 27 April for a fund-raising day to assist Jaco, a 21-year old student-teacher and avid rugby player.
Jaco’s life was forever changed when he suffered devastating injuries including a hip fracture and a C2 neck fracture in a car accident on 24 March 2018.
More than a year later and Jaco is safely back home with his family. He still has a long and expensive road to recovery ahead of him and the goal of this fundraiser was to help him raise funds for his aftercare.
Newrak Impala Rugby Club’s field was packed with players competing for the touch rugby champs title. It was touch and go for a while but the team ‘Try Time’ proved their spirit and emerged as the winners!
Michiel du Plessis also proved he has what it takes to make a dropkick and won first place for the dropkick contest.
Spectators took a moment away from the field to visit the variety of stalls that came to show their support. Everything from the classic chip stix to handbags was on sale while various artists and talented local performers entertained the crowd with some well-loved family favourites.
The singing contest proved that Rustenburg has talent to spare - not just on the field.
Ultimately, it was Elizma Schutte’s amazing cover of ‘Engel’ by Karen Ziod that stole the crowd’s hearts and a couple of tears. She dedicated this song to Jaco, graciously accepted the title and donated her prize back to the cause.
The winners of the lucky draw were also picked during this event. FH Cato won the impala-hunt and Wynand Burger won a Wildland Digital magazine subscription.
Jaco’s family, first and foremost, honours God that Jaco survived the accident.
They would also like to thank the following people and organisations who contributed to the success of the day:
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