Hyundai Automotive South Africa handed over two vehicles to community service organizations during the past week as part of the company’s corporate social investment.

Gift of the Givers received a Hyundai H100, the “Bakkie”, as a donation from Hyundai Automotive SA – fitted with a canopy supplied, also as a donation, from Beekman.

In its turn, the Bedfordview Community Police Forum (BCPF) received a Hyundai Venue compact SUV to use as part of an ongoing sponsorship of this important community organisation.

Gavin Henry, chairman of the BCPF, who took reception of the Venue’s keys from Stanley Anderson, Hyundai Automotive SA’s sales and operations director, said the forum plays an important role in fighting crime and keeping residents of Bedfordview and surrounding areas safe.

“We liaise between the South African Police Service, in particular the Bedfordview police station, and the community in the area. The Hyundai Venue will play an important role to patrol the area and to respond to incidences.

“This is the fourth Hyundai vehicle that the BCPF has had the use of as a result of the partnership between the BCPF and Hyundai Automotive South Africa,” said Henry.

Anderson said Hyundai Automotive SA is proud of the company’s involvement with the BCPF and the SA Police Service in Bedfordview. “We realise what a great service the forum delivers, often in dangerous and onerous conditions, and we trust that the use of the Hyundai Venue will make their task lighter,” said Anderson.

Last year Hyundai Automotive SA donated two H-100 Bakkies and a H-1 9-seater bus to Gift of the Givers as part of its Covid-19 social investment, and this was followed up in the past week with the donation of another H-100 Bakkie with a canopy from Beekman, which shares a holding company, Motus, with Hyundai Automotive South Africa.

The mission of Gift of the Givers, a non-governmental organization started by Dr Imtiaz Sooliman in 1992, is to provide nutritious food and other essential items to impoverished children and families who are suffering in South Africa, and whose circumstances have become even more dire due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Gift of the Givers has worked in many countries around the world and is the largest disaster relief group of African origin.