Swallows fly with Sparrow
On Wednesday, December 5 Moroka Swallows' players and technical staff will take time off to assist the needy at Sparrow, a non-profit organisation situated on the borders of Florida and Maraisburg in Johannesburg.
Sparrow Ministries is a Hospice caring for over 300 children and adults who are destitute and affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. It functions as an in-patient facility, offering comprehensive medical, nursing, educational, spiritual and occupational care.
The 'Beautiful Birds' players will donate their time to hold soccer clinics for the Sparrow Soccer Team, as well as providing Mitre soccer equipment. The programme for the day will include a motivational session by the captain Goodman Mazibuko, to the Sparrow residents.
"Our kids do not need cash only; they also need love and appreciation," said Dawn Bell, a manager at Sparrow Ministries.
"We are glad that once Moroka Swallows and their title sponsor, Volkswagen South Africa, and Mitre heard of our plight, they offered help and pledged soccer balls and a much-needed soccer clinic to our soccer team," continued Bell.
Sipho Xulu, the 'Birds' General Manger, said: "We chose December because it is Christmas time and it's also World AIDS month. We are happy that we have put a smile on the faces of everyone at Sparrow and they are looking forward to our visit."
The coaching clinics will be continuous and the technical team will be available to offer advice to the Sparrow Soccer Team.
Sparrow children will be present at the stadium when Swallows take on Platinum Stars on Sunday, December 9 to cheer the 'Beautiful Birds' on.