Charities benefit from Algoa Cares

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The Algoa FM team rolling out the footprint to the Southern Cape. Seen at the introduction to the Mossel Bay community are (from left): MD Dave Tiltmann, Jo Olivier from Neo Hair in the Langeberg Mall (who walked off with a golf umbrella and a 2012 Diary), Mimi Finestone from Goji,Kevin Reed (Deputy MD/Financial Director) and Dennis Karantges, Sales Manager. Algoa FM will hit the airwaves to the Southern Cape on 1 December 2011. (PHOTO: Denise Lloyd)

Exceptionally good news  just before the festive season is that charities along the Garden Route are being  invited  to tell Algoa FM listeners about the work they are doing and the needs in the community.

Algoa FM is broadening their footprint and they will be broadcasting to the communities of the Southern Cape including Mossel Bay, George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay as from Thursday 1 December.

The Algoa Cares radio feature broadcasts info about charity organisations to give them the necessary exposure they need.

As part of their service to the Southern Cape, the radio station is “doubling up” the time it devotes to promoting community organisations, as well as charitable activities and events, says managing director Dave Tiltmann.

In addition to the Wednesday Algoa Cares interview with charities working in the Algoa FM listening area, the station will be broadcasting a community Info Slot.

This will cater for the charities in the Garden Route, to which Algoa FM starts broadcasting in December.

“We did not want to have to turn away the charities we have been supporting since 1997 in order to cater for our expanded reach down the Garden Route,” Tiltmann says.

Two of the well known charity drives that Algoa FM supports on an annual basis are the Winter Woolly Week and Bloodline Day. These causes are supported during the year, in addition to the weekly interviews with charity spokespeople, who are also free to ask for donations. 

The Winter Woolly Week, which took place from 13 – 17 June this year, focuses on the collection of clothes and blankets for those in need. The project is a crucial element in the Community Chest’s annual fundraising programme. The clothing collected brings warmth to so many needy out there. The Community Chest also does a cash collection in order to feed the many hungry people in the Port Elizabeth Metro. The Chest’s -pap project makes a huge difference in many lives in the Metro.

For the Bloodline Day Algoa FM teams up with the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) in hosting a drive where the aim is to collect 800 units of blood in one day. The project is conducted in different areas inPort Elizabeth and East London. 

 The inserts supplied by the Southern Cape charity organisations will be hosted by Roy Williams and will be broadcasted just after the 12:30 news headlines.

Charities can contact Algoa FM by e-mailing Roy Williams on, or fax to 041-5835555.

(Denise Lloyd)

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