Charity Cup gives hope to children at Greensleeves

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VINCENT SUPERSPAR, together with the East London Golf Course, held this year’s Charity Cup recently.

The beneficiary of the charity golf day was Greensleeves Place of Safety for Children.

Greensleeves was founded by Di Lehy to provide care for abandoned, abused or orphaned children.

It currently houses and educates 36 children.

The event raised R50000 and the money will help educate, feed and take care of the children at Greensleeves.

WITH LOVE: Charné Pederson-Horn, left, head of marketing and fundraising at Greensleeves Place of Safety for Children received the funds raised at the 2017 Charity Cup from Frank McGlashan of Vincent SUPERSPAR

“The Charity Cup started in 2010 and it has become a very important event on our calendar as it is an opportunity for us to give back to the community,” East London Golf Club general manager Brenden Fourie said.

“Every event has been brilliantly supported by our members, suppliers and sponsors, which has allowed us to donate more than R400000 [to charity] over the last eight years.”

The event was supported by East London businesses, with each company sponsoring a hole as part of the fundraiser.

Among the sponsors were Drake Flemmer & Desmond Attorneys, Gray Burmeister and the Kempston group.

Greensleeves head of marketing and fundraising Charne Pedersen-Horn said. “It is such an honour and privilege being chosen as a beneficiary for such an event.

“It enables us to help give our children the right to a quality education and to look after their basic needs.

“The children feel so loved and appreciated being part of such an important event.”

Fourie added: “It is always humbling to see how much time and effort the staff and volunteers of the various charities dedicate to helping people who are less fortunate than us.

“It’s also sad to see how organisations struggle to raise funds to provide basic amenities for people.”

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