Josh makes a splash for Toy Story

Josh Crocker with ECR DJ Darren Maule.
Josh Crocker with ECR DJ Darren Maule.

MORE than 500 toys were donated towards Toy Story on Monday, after Northlands Primary school learner, Josh Crocker challenged East Coast Radio Breakfast’s Darren Maule to a one kilometre relay swim. Crocker (12) issued the challenge to the popular radio presenter because he wanted to help as many disadvantaged children as possible over the festive season.

Crocker swam 1 500 metres in his school’s pool, which is 64 laps, to help support this year’s Game and East Coast Radio’s Toy Story campaign.

The ‘entrance fee’ for the learners at the Durban North school who wanted to watch Darren and the young swim star go head to head, was a new toy for Toy Story. Darren says it was an amazing morning with all the teachers and children behind the race and by the end of it they were surrounded by bags and bags of toys.

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“When Josh challenged me to a one kilometre swim I wasn’t too sure but then he said it was for Toy Story and he could have challenged me to tree felling and I would have agreed, because the campaign is so close to my heart. These kids are fit and strong and full of vitality and here comes this guy who was doing drowning avoidance. Luckily Josh was kind enough to have his friends do a couple of lengths for me. Josh was a trooper, he did the whole thing.”

If you’d like to get involved and help shape the course of a disadvantaged child’s life, you have until 15 December to donate a new toy at any Game store across KwaZulu-Natal.


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