During the World Cup in 2010, 150 self-funded soccer fans came from the UK to combine their passion for soccer with helping the community. During the two weeks they were in Durban they did four building projects in the Valley of 1000 Hills (changing rooms for a soccer pitch at a children’s home, a four bedroom house for a children’s home, two blocks of toilets at a school and two classrooms for a new school plus seven soccer academies).
After this finished it was decided that we wanted to form a South African arm of the charity so that we could continue our work. Lionsraw SA was formed officially in November 2010 and in November 2012 we obtained NPO status (106-984). A bank account was set up in March 2013. In 2014 we received PBO and Section 18a status.