WITH the help of hundreds of South Africans, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has helped raise more than R500 000 for a Knysna/Garden Route fire relief initiative.
Nel-Peters, with the backing of Sun International and Cell C, this week launched the fund for those who have lost everything in the recent devastating fires along the Garden Route.
Nel-Peters, who grew up in Sedgefield which is part of the affected area, is delighted with the response.
“I thank all South Africans for giving so generously. Every bit helps and I am proud of how ordinary people have rallied around and assisted those who have been affected. I urge people to continue with donations, no matter how small,” she said.
All monies collected will be used by the Sedgefield Lions to buy much needed supplies, including items such as water, tinned food, baby food, bread, blankets, toiletries and pet food. These will be distributed across the Garden Route to those most in need.
To contribute to Demi’s donation appeal go to: