Cheers to them! Celebs who give back

2015-01-04 15:00


We love it when celebs use their fame for a good cause. Just seeing famous faces doing selfless deeds really does warm our hearts. We have a few celebs who've done amazing things for the public and we would like to salute them!

Zakes Bantwini

Zakes is not only passionate about music, he's also about creating cancer awareness. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, the singer and producer got a couple of his celeb friends to play soccer... for a good cause.

This was part of Zakes' initiative called 1GoalforCancerZakes, who lost his mom to cancer in 2007, has made it his mission to raise awareness about the disease. His team, which was up against AKA's team, lost the soccer match and Zakes shaved his hair.

The Expresso team

SABC 3 breakfast show, Expresso has raised R300 000 for Reach For Recovery, an international  cancer support group. This was after the show held a live telethon in October, where celebrities were on hand to take pledges, including Mark Haze whose mother-in-law survived cancer. The organisation lends financial and emotional support to women fighting breast cancer.


If he's not in the studio making hit tracks, the rapper is out there making dreams comes true. Last year we got to see the softer side of AKA when he spent some time with his young fans, took them for lunch and bought them pressies, through the Reach for a Dream Foundation.

DJ Fresh

The Little Pina Pina Educare Centre in Soweto got a face lift, all thanks to the support from the public. The response from the public came after DJ Fresh and Gumtree made an appeal to people to donate goods or volunteer their skills.

At the start of the project, DJ Fresh explained that the centre needed everything as it was falling apart. The centre finally got a new look and Fresh had this to say: "We knew it wouldn't be easy but we were determined. Who would've thought that we would be able to transform Little Pina Pina from run-down to totally transformed in four weeks."

*Picture: Instagram

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