Travel in­dus­try takes char­ity to heart

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

LAST month Travel In­dus­try Char­ity Events (TICE) held its fifth din­ner dance in aid of char­ity, with 500 peo­ple from var­i­ous in­dus­tries at­tend­ing, and raised R340 000, tak­ing the to­tal to over R1 mil­lion since in­cep­tion.

TICE is a leader in the West­ern Cape field by se­lect­ing three char­ity ben­e­fi­cia­ries based on the prin­ci­ples of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

On Mon­day, Novem­ber 16, a func­tion was held at the Winch­ester Man­sions Ho­tel to hand over the funds to the char­i­ties.

Dyer Is­land Con­ser­va­tion Trust – a char­ity fo­cused on the con­ser­va­tion of all marine an­i­mals. Us­ing tourism as a pow­er­ful medium to part­ner with con­ser­va­tion, its projects in­clude the de­vel­op­ment of ar­ti­fi­cial nest­ing boxes or homes for the rapidly de­clin­ing African pen­guin pop­u­la­tion. See: www.dict.org.za Tourism Ed­u­ca­tion Trust. – more than 200 000 South African youngsters have al­ready en­joyed learn­ing about tourism, thanks to the Tourism Ed­u­ca­tion Trust. See: www.tourism-ed­u­ca­tion.co.za The evening was of­fi­cially opened by West­ern Cape Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment and Tourism Alan Winde, who com­mended the travel in­dus­try for tak­ing char­ity to heart and urged every­one at­tend­ing to dig deep in their pock­ets and sup­port the fundrais­ing ef­forts of the evening.

TICE is in the process of reg­is­ter­ing as a pub­lic ben­e­fit or­gan­i­sa­tion from Jan­uary 1.

Char­ity-minded peo­ple want­ing to par­tic­i­pate or con­trib­ute may con­tact Joy Stry­dom (joy@rovos.co.za) or Carol Bayne (carol@xlo­ceanair.co.za) or Larry Smu­lowitz (larry@mo­men­tum­travel.co.za).

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