Quicket sales for Breakfast for beds has closed and we have our final number. We finished on 74 489 beds, totaling R893 873.
Thank you Cape Town for your generosity.
On Monday, 23 May 2016 Smile Breakfast presenters, Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard took on the challenge to raise 9040 beds for The Haven Night Shelter by Friday, 27 May 2016. To do this, they requested listener participation in the challenge to donate R12 to help a less fortunate person to participate in The Haven’s rehabilitation program which has 15 branches in the Western Cape.
The Smile 90.4FM team is overwhelmed by the support shown towards this charity drive, within 2 days listener donations broke 2 targets set, the original target of 9040 beds and the second of 20 000 beds. During Smile Breakfast on Wednesday, Bobby and Lindy asked listeners in their feature “Your call says it all” to decide whether the campaign should continue until Friday or not, listeners voted to increase the target to 50 000 beds and keep the charity drive going.
On Friday, 27 May 2016 Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard showed empathy in recognition for homeless people and started their broadcast from an outdoor location on the N1 Incoming at the coldest time of the day. During the final hour, Hassan Khan, Director from The Haven Night Shelter invited the team to the shelter in District Six in the run up to the on-air announcement of the final donation. Just before 9am, Smile Breakfast announced that listeners did not only break their original target of 50 000 beds but exceeded the original target of 9040 beds by more than 50 000 beds. Lois O’ Brien, Managing Director of Smile 90.4FM, together with Smile Breakfast presenters, Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard handed over a provisional cheque to The Haven Night Shelter Director, Hassan Khan for 59 040 beds equating to R 708 480. Due to the continued interest from listeners to participate, donations will remain open until Friday, 03 June 2016, whereby a final audited result will be announced.