Travel industry takes charity to heart
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carol Bayne (email@example.com) or Larry Smulowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).