In 2015, Tuks FM raised over R300 000 worth of goods and cash which were donated to various organisations in Tshwane and to the students of the University of Pretoria (UP) through the Student Nutrition and Progress Programme (SNAPP). This year, the focus of the drive will be on providing for students in need at the University of Pretoria.

Tuks FM has teamed up with the University of Pretoria’s Student Representative Council (SRC) to ensure that specific needs of students are addressed during the upcoming winter months. Tuks FM will be contributing its collections to the SRC’s R10 Million Game, the SRC’s Study Aid initiative, SNAPP and other organisations under the Department of Student Affairs which cater to the needs of students.

Tuks FM station manager, Dewald Noel van Niekerk, said that the station wants to focus on the needs within its own direct community. He added: “We hope that the campaign’s past success will continue as we focus on making a difference this winter for our students.”

Collection targets have been placed on Tuks FM’s website – contributors can track progress online and check in to see which goods are urgently needed by students. Tuks FM has also compiled a goals list for UP societies, departments and small external businesses to complete. As an incentive to local businesses and UP societies, Tuks FM offers free exposure on-air to those who deliver the goods on the list to Tuks FM before 27 May 2016.

All goods may be dropped off at the Tuks FM studios weekdays between 08:00 and 16:00. For more information on Woolly Winter 2016, and for a list of items the station aims to raise for students, visit tuksfm.co.za or email info@tuksfm.co.za.

Above: Various faculties and societies of the University of Pretoria contributed towards the success of 2015’s Woolly Winter campaign.