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2014-06-04 09:01

RIDING FOR SMILES: Wheels24 reader JUDY SWILE tagged along with the Custom Cruisers car club for a charity run to Greyton in the Overberg. Image: JUDY SWILE.


Wheels24 reader JUDY SWILE tagged along on her first car club breakfast run and sent in some images of the Custom Cruisers charity drive to treat an orphanage out in Greyton in the Overberg area.

Old school is still cool, as Wheels24 reader Judy Swile recently found out. She spent the day with a car club and attended a charity breakfast run from Cape Town to Greyton, a two-hour drive into the Overberg, on Saturday May 30 2014.

Swile sent us images of the Custom Cruisers charity drive intended to put some smiles on the faces of the kids at the orphanage and sanctuary for abused children. She also told Wheels24 all about the car club. Here's what she had to report...

GALLERY: Custom Cruises ride for kids

These guys only specialise in vintage cars which they fix up and make look ‘real fierce’. The club’s charity run to the orphanage in Greyton was not the first time they've contributed to The Kruishuis Safe House.

According to the orphanage, on a plot with a beautiful view south-west to the Riviersonderend valley about 160km out of Cape Town, the facility is open to all abused children, serves as a daily feeding centre and doubles as a play/rest/educational/training facility.

It can house as many as 30 children and is run by a woman named Friedaleen who runs the 'Mustard Seed Project'.

Custom Cruisers contributes whenever they are able to do so. They're big guys with huge hearts.


What I gathered, hanging with these guys for a day, was that as much as they love their cars they love helping where they can. I stood there listening to the guys addressing the orphanage and talking about how they could contribute more to the woman running Kruishuis.

They handed over tinned food and toiletries as well as party packets filled with sweet treats for the youngsters. There were some goodie packs left over so we went and handed them to the rest in the community.

Custom Cruisers regularly have fun-raisers to aid what they do - giving back to less-privileged communities. For more information, check out their Custom Cruisers SA Facebook page.

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