Round Tablers multiply ‘tope hope’
STAFF of NGOs will agree that the burden of fundraising is one not easily relieved, especially in tough economic times where corporate support is less freely distributed and not available as deemed.
As such, we endeavour to innovate and come up with practical solutions to engage supporters and bring in the necessary income to fund our work.
Sunflower Day 2017 has enjoyed overwhelming support from individuals across the country. The photos that were shared showed us how much fun people were having with their “topes” (Tubes of Hope).
We are truly grateful and would like to thank all South Africans for their support.
We would be remiss in our thanks though if we did not acknowledge the Border Area Round Table for their effort in taking our cause directly to their local community and just exceeding our expectations with their sale of Topes.
They collectively sold 850 topes, amounting to R21 250 raised.
Without you and the support of your local community, The Sunflower Fund would not have enjoyed the success we did with this campaign.
Your support means that we have additional funds to recruit blood stem cell donors from across the country to give individuals diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the hope of life.
You have truly given expression to our slogan that Hope Begins with You!
We are honoured that you would choose to partner with us in this way.
Anyone wanting to make a donation or register as a blood stem cell donor, can call The Sunflower Fund on 0800-121-082. — Kim Webster, head of communications, The Sunflower Fund manner that meets the requirements of being regarded as such.
Under no circumstances should it be allowed that comrades tear at each other in full view of the society. I wish that people imagine a situation wherein the same society starts losing confidence in the ANC and opts for other parties.
An ANC which is in battle with itself must rest assured that such a behaviour directly affects the society, as the society always expects provision of a better life for all from the ANC.
Again, once we are perceived to be fighting, confusion will erupt and a sense of mistrust emerge, leading to an unnecessary plague that will hit hard at the welfare of our people. A bleeding ANC will lead to a bleeding society. We surely do not want to face the wrath of the undying spirits of Dube, Luthuli, Tambo, Mandela and others who at all times ensured the sacrosanct nature of the unity of the ANC. Order, comrades! — Ndumiso M Sapepa, ANC BEC member, King Jonguhlanga Branch ward 19 O R Tambo region
DOING THEIR BIT: Verkenner Primary Grade R pupils supported the Sunflower Foundation by buying topes to raise awareness last month