Golfers give all for Choc

Go! & Express - - News - THANDEKA NTLONTI

CHILDHOOD Cancer Foun­da­tion (CHOC) hosted the XL Aloe Travel Choc Golf Day re­cently at the East Lon­don Golf Club.

A whop­ping R106 000 was raised from the event this year, which will be used to as­sist in the run­ning costs of the two Choc Houses in Bea­con Bay, and the or­gan­i­sa­tions var­i­ous pro­grammes.

“This year we did not re­ceive funding from the Lotto so the money raised will make up for the short­fall in our bud­get,” Choc re­gional man­ager Deb­bie Kleinen­berg said.

Aloe Travel gen­eral man­ager Juan Bedser en­cour­aged other com­pa­nies to take part in wor­thy ini­tia­tives such as this.

“As Aloe Travel, we were look­ing for a wor­thy ini­tia­tive, some­thing dif­fer­ent and mean­ing­ful that could make an im­pact in so­ci­ety,” Bedser said.

Kleinen­berg said that it was a priv­i­lege for Choc to be the ben­e­fi­ciary of such a pres­ti­gious an­nual golf day.

“The support that we re­ceive from the greater East Lon­don com­mu­nity, both cor­po­rate and in­di­vid­u­als are re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated and the funds raised will help to­wards the costs of the var­i­ous pro­grammes that we of­fer to chil­dren with cancer and their fam­i­lies,” she said.

PnA Sta­tion­ers do­nated R3 120 that was col­lected from golfers at the hole that they spon­sored at the Choc Golf Day.

Pic­ture: THANDEKA NTLONTI

WOR­THY SUP­PORT­ERS: The win­ners of the XL Aloe Travel CHOC Golf Day are, from left, Franscoiz de Ridder, Peter Mon­aghan, Choc re­gional man­ager Deb­bie Kleinen­berg, Carolyn Nel (XL Aloe Travel), Ian My­burgh, Wayne Che­maly and Lau­retta Haynes

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