This past Saturday Land Rover Durban Hillcrest Villagers held a charity day up at Kearsney College to raise funds for 16 year old Alma van Heerden.
Alma has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoid Leukemia, through her medical condition the family has been in desperate need of financial assistance as a result of mounting medical bills, many of which are in arrears which resulted in delays of her necessary treatment/medication.
Alma dad Hannes Van Heerden has been a Toti stalwart, playing for the Toti terrors for over 15 years and accumulating in excess of 150 caps for Amanzimtoti and when the news broke out of his little angel Alma plight and predicament the family are in, it is his Rugby family that step in to assist in ensuring Alma gets all the medical treatment required and the emotional support to the family.
The Charity match saw Toti Old Crocks taking on Villagers old Boys , the game was played in a fantastic spirit but with a real edge as old rivalries was ignited again, it was amazing to see these old bodies a lot of them in their late thirties and early forties got stuck into each other at the break down , Toti got of the blocks quickest and led 14 nil at the half time break , Hillcrest Villagers with skipper Badenhorst at the Helm and the ever green Brian Lewis clawed their way back and the game ended 14 All .
Ultimately the real winner was little Alma, the young lass that epitomize the “Warrior Spirit “, the day racked up in excess of R 100 000, that will go towards Alma medical wellbeing.
Congratulations to Hillcrest Villagers and All those that made this day a success, the KZNRU supports such events.