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TikTok group makes a difference among the needy in Bredell

The Kempton Park drive received a total sponsorship of R4 000 they used to purchase food and 200 blankets.

A popular TikTok family, Wildthings, held a food and blanket drive on Saturday to assist those less fortunate in Bredell.

Wildthings was started by Amanda van As and Clintin van der Berg.

Van As spoke to the Kempton Express.

“The family started about three months ago. We started very small, got to know one another and then grew to become a family.

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“We now have fifty members,” she said.

Wildthings donated food and blankets to the less fortunate.

Amanda added group members come from different parts of the country.

While Van As is from Bloemfontein, other members are from George and some are from Kempton Park.

She said they met on TikTok and just grew to love one another.

“We organised the event to give food and blankets to the less fortunate,” she said.

The group also served to those who arrived.

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“This was the first time we did such an initiative and it definitely won’t be the last.

“We will try to do this in different parts of the country,” Van As said.

The group hopes to raise sponsorship to help many more communities.

The Kempton Park drive received a total sponsorship of R4 000 they used to purchase food and 200 blankets.

High Road Butchery donated 5kg mince, and Engen Avonlea Motors hosted the food and blanket drive.

“I think we all must stand together and work together to assist those less fortunate.

“There are so many people in need, and we are fortunate to have what we need and not struggle. I think we can do more to assist those in need,” said Van As.

She hopes the initiative will grow big enough to break TikTok.

The TikTok family Wildthings.

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Director and founder of Mr Tail Lift, Donald Steenberg, also donated to the cause.

He spoke to the Kempton Express.

“We want to make a difference in the community and assist the less fortunate through this winter.

“It is quite amazing to be a part of this initiative with Wildthings,” he said.

Steenberg added the community should be encouraged to support one another through difficult times.

“Lending a helping hand can change people’s lives.”

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