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27 November 2014

Ragers head to the coast

As thousands of Matric Ragers head to the coastline cities of Umhlanga, Ballito, Margate, and Plett this Friday, the Red Frog volunteers are preparing to be a positive presence at these locations. Thanks to ABI we have 2000 bottles of water so we’ll be able to increase awareness around dehydration and hand out free water bottles on the streets and outside clubs. Our call centre volunteers are ready for the influx of calls, mainly relating to pancake bookings. Our volunteers are expecting to make over 100 000 pancakes at this year’s Matric Rage. In Ballito we’ll have our pancake trailer out on...
10 August 2014

Thanks for having us Oppikoppi

OppiKoppi is almost over but the Red Frogs haven’t finished yet. On our final day we have managed to make the most pancakes and hand out the most water of all three days! Today we have been overwhelmed with thankful festival goers returning and re-returning to our tents in response to our support on previous days. News from our team leaders reports today: Over 2000 Festival goers have come through our tents today. One team visited 8 different campsites in 3 hours on patrol. The teams have had a large number of festival goers asking for help in different situations. During the early morning...
9 August 2014

A Busy Day 2 at Oppikoppi

The second day of Oppikoppi has been a busy one! Between the two campsites the team have seen hundreds of grateful people coming to the tents for pancakes and water, and even more as we roam the campsite on our team patrols. Our teams have directed numerous lost festival goers back to their campsites today. Throughout the day our teams have been walking around the Oppikoppi campsite, traveling to the farthest edges – and even there the Red Frogs were already known! We have had such a fun day, with festival goers inviting us to hang out with them at their campsites and they in return visit out...
8 August 2014

Day 1 at Oppikoppi

The first day of Oppikoppi 2014 is nearly complete! What a day it has been. Oppi goers warmly welcomed the Red Frogs Crew – many didn’t want the free pancakes or sweets but just wanted to hang out with us! It was encouraging that so many festival goers recognised the Frogs from previous years and shared positive memories with our volunteers. It was a fun day as our Oppi Red Froggers caught up with friends they had met last year. Pancakes made: 604 Water handed out: 415 bottles Ping Pong games played: plenty Our crew were able to help a number of lost Oppi goers back to their tents, and o ne...
22 April 2014

A Positive Presence at Splashy Fen 2014

For the past 25 years festival goers have been reuniting in Underberg for the well known Splashy Fen Music Festival. This past Easter weekend 17 of our Red Frogs volunteers packed their camping gear and head up to be a positive presence at the festival for the second year running. WHAT WE DID Each day started out at 6am when we prepared the tent for a morning pancake and coffee run. Our volunteers flipped pancakes, served tea and coffee, while meeting and getting to know the festival goers. During the day our volunteers walked around the campsite where they handed out Red Frog sweets and...
22 April 2014

Kicking of 2014

The start of a new year is always exciting for the Red Frog crews around South Africa. School leavers that we met at Matric Rage are off to University and we are able to continue building those friendships made while safeguarding this generation. This year our volunteers will be present at 9 Universities around the country: UCT, Stellenbosch University, TUKS, WITS, Rhodes University, Varsity College Durban North, Varsity College Westville, and at NMMU and UJ throughout the year. Red Frogs aim to be a positive presence in party environments and during orientation week we provide support to...
16 April 2013

First year at Stellies Jool

February 2013, the Red Frog Crew hit Stellenbosch University Jool (O-week Parties). The Crew was out on the streets of Stellies every night, ensuring the students had a safe, fun and memorable Jool. The Frogs set up a pancake stand in a prime spot where students walked past every night. Each night the crew used about 12 liters of pancakes mix and over the entire Jool period made around 2000 pancakes! The pancakes stand was the place to be with the regulars returning night after night. It wasn’t uncommon to hear “You guys make the best pancakes EVER!” yelled through the streets of Stellies, as...