Blanket run to keep kids warm

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East London motorcycle club BlackRock Rebels will host the Kids in Dire Straits (KiDS) Blanket Drive on Sunday at the Marques Sports Bar and Grill in Berea.

The initiative was started 10 years ago in Johannesburg by the Harley Owners Group (HOG).

BlackRock Rebels president Willie du Plessis said they were approached by HOG Africa as there is no HOG branch within the Eastern Cape.

“Our request is humble and simple: please donate a blanket or two or three so that we can donate it to children in that need.”

The club is also involved in other community projects, such as the Love In Action (LIA) Trust, together with the Rotary Club of Bonza Bay.

Motorcyclists will gather at the German Monument at the Esplanade on Sunday morning and ride together to Marques Sports Bar.

Prizes, such as a weekend for two at Trennery’s Hotel on the Wild Coast, ‘best supporting club’ and hamper prizes will be up for grabs.

Drop-off points include RocoMamas and Willie du Plessis Financial Services in Beacon Bay, Natural products in Arcadia, Debbie Lee SPAR in Greenfields, Mugg & Bean at Hemingways Mall, Maclear Stationers and Postnet in Vincent, Bella Aqua in Gonubie, and Marques Sports Bar and Grill in Berea.

Riders with traditional US American twin bikes, such as Harley-Davidson and Victory who who are interested to become members of the BlackRock Rebels, can contact Du Plessis on

BlackRock Rebels are the only private Harley Davidson club in SA to assist with the blanket run.


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