"Hot Cares concentrates on four key pillars of aid, being animal welfare, humanitarian, medical and education," says Carmen Rocha, manager at Hot Cares.

"Over the past two years, we have been inundated with increasing requests for aid, some even coming from people who have previously contributed to Hot Cares," adds Rocha.

The initiative relies on the money and goods raised through the Teddython, as well as through ongoing donations from organisations and individuals, throughout the year.

Donations can be made by:
  • calling in a donation to the Teddython on 010 880 8351
  • coming to Papachinos on Thursday, 25 November
  • means of the Hot Cares website, and / or
  • monthly contributions.

As a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO Reference No. 930070149) and a Level 1 BBBEE contributor, Hot Cares can issue a Section 18A Certificate, making all donations (financial and goods in kind) tax-deductible. This applies to both individual and corporate donors. 

"Our target this year is to raise R7-million," says Lloyd Madurai, managing director of HOT 102.7FM. "This will be a remarkable achievement to accomplish within just over 12 hours, but I have faith that our huge signal footprint, together with the generous hearts of our wonderful listeners, will ensure that we achieve this."

The Teddython will commence on the Breakfast show at 06:00 and will continue throughout the day to the conclusion of The Big Joburg Drive at 18:30. There will additionally be activities and events at Papachinos. 

For more information, visit www.hot919.co.za. You can also visit HOT 102.7FM on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram