Toys R Us South Africa rallied together with Toy Run - South Africa’s largest charity motorcycle ride, to spread joy to the needy children of South Africa.

For just a toy as entry, riders get to show off their bikes in a mass charity ride beginning at the Pavilion Shopping Centre.

The convoy of motorcycles led by the Toys R Us vehicle, packed with toy donations, set off from the Pavilion shopping mall to Lords and Legends at the Amanzimtoti sports field.

According to Johan Boes, an organiser for the Durban Toy Run, more than four thousand bikers participated this year with an additional 15 000 supporters attending the event.

“This phenomenal response helped us raise around eight thousand toys for underprivileged children this Christmas.

“We are grateful that Toys R Us - a well-known toy company joined us this year. It was great to have them at the forefront of the event. We value their contribution,” said Boes who extended thanks to other corporates and individuals who supported the initiative.

These toys were distributed across various kids’ charities on the day, including CHOC, Dare to Dream, Bobbi  Bear, Queen of Peace, Ethelbert Children’s Home, Malvern Children’s Home, Thousand Hills Kids for Christ, Peacehaven Crisis Care and Durban South Lions on behalf of their special Projects for the Blind.

“Toys R Us is committed to giving back to the community, particularly children who are most in need. Where there is a need to assist our community, we certainly want to get involved,” says Nicole Annells, Marketing manager, Toys R Us & Babies R Us South Africa.