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Bikers make donation to elderly centre

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The centre has a number of challenges, but we realised that the diapers were quite costly and that it is an immediate critical need

THE DIAMOND Knights Bikers Club in Kimberley once again reached out to the less privileged by donating adult diapers to Bophelong Care Centre in Chris Hani Park on Saturday.

The president of the club, Tebogo “Tee Kay” Kadinda, said that the handover was part of their annual memorial event that they host in honour of one of their fallen club members, Motlatsi Mogadile.

“The event is part of our annual charity drive, where we reach out and assist vulnerable children and the elderly. We chose Bophelong Care Centre as it takes care of and houses 43 elderly people. The occupants of the centre are elderly and 34 of them are wearing diapers. The centre has a number of challenges, but we realised that the diapers were quite costly and that it is an immediate critical need. We donated 50 packs of diapers. We know that that amount might not be enough, but it will make a difference,” said Kadinda.

He added that the event is to preserve the memory and legacy of their friend and fellow biker.

“In the past we as a club would lay a wreath at the grave of Mogadile and visit his family to commemorate his passing. However, we have now realised that having a charity drive will add to his legacy. Hence we have renamed the drive the Motlatsi Mogadile Memorial Run. We will be reaching out to many more organisations in an attempt to make a change in people’s lives, and in return also change the perception some people have about bikers,” said Kadinda.