Selected from 1000's of nominations made by readers across South Africa, 8 heartwarming nominee stories were selected and featured on Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude Season. From these 8, two ultimately were chosen to walk away with the grand prize and the opportunity to pursue a passion project of their choice.
The winners were able to pay it forward through their passion project and chosen charity to the value of R25,000.
It is with great honour that Adcock Ingram OTC and Sponsors of Brave introduce to you the Readers' Choice Winner:
Chosen from nearly 9000 votes cast by readers across the country, the story of Anil Lalla and his team at Vitacare Pharmacy was a firm reader favourite. Their story showcasing and highlighting a sense of Ubuntu and deep care toward their fellow South Africans that resonated with many, and gained them the most reader votes this season.
Anil and Vitacare play a critical role in the Penlyn community, supporting many through their outreach and charity work. Aasia Fredericks, a regular customer says, "That's the kind of guy he is and it's how Vitacare Penlyn operates. It's all about the people and the community."
The Sponsors of Brave team joined Anil Lalla and the staff of Vitacare Penlyn Pharmacy as they paid it forward to the Active Bodies Sports Development.
Watch as Anil, Vitacare Penlyn Pharmacy, and their chosen charity spent the day distributing supplies and gifts to those most in need in their community: