Under leather and tough exterior of Dolphin Rally bikers lay compassion for poor

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will once again play host from 27 to 30 September to the exciting Dolphin Rally at the Beach view Resort allowing thousands of bikers to congregate for hair-raising competitions and a change to give back to the poor and needy.

Cllr Nomhle Mzilikazi, who represented Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile at a media launch yesterday, said the bikers are very welcome in the city since under the leather and the sunglasses and the tough exterior, there is warmth and compassion for the poor and needy.

“Last year, the proceeds of R200 000 were used to renovate the Ithemba Special School in Missionvale, making it a much more attractive and safe place for its learners. Bikers also assisted with fund-raising efforts at various schools,” she added.

Gona Puckreesamy, President of the Dolphin Rally Motorcycle Club, said they also donated approximately 250 hygiene packs to the elderly and pensioners.

“This year’s charity has not been identified as yet since it will be done in collaboration with the Executive Mayor to enhance and promote those projects that need the support most.

“Something that makes the rally unique is that the weekend is loaded with fun, prizes, lucky draws as five bikes are up for grabs with the top prize being almost R200 000,” he added.

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Chief Executive Mandlakazi Skefile said she is looking forward to the activities.

“I’ve seen the drags. It is a good vibey event and can definitely be considered as one of the adventure activities in the province.

“Let us all invite our friends to take part in the programme and encourage people to contribute money that will be used for a charitable cause,” Skefile added.

The gates open on Thursday, 27 September, at 2pm on the first day and activities end on Sunday, 30 September.