Record haul at char­ity day

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Tam­lyn Jolly

THIS year’s Is­land View Ship­ping golf day to raise funds for NSRI Richards Bay was a huge suc­cess, bet­ter­ing the record of pre­vi­ous years.

The 12th an­nual event raised

R410 000, which was handed over by Is­land View Ship­ping’s Roelof Cam­minga to NSRI Sta­tion Com­man­der Bernard Min­nie on Tues­day

‘With in­cred­i­ble con­tri­bu­tions com­ing from ship­pers, ship­ping lines and re­lated sup­port in­dus­try play­ers in the South African ship­ping world and beyond, the sup­port this year has been un­prece­dented and records have been bet­tered for an­other suc­ces­sive year,’ said Cam­minga.

‘Thir­teen years ago it was de­cided that Is­land View Ship­ping should host a golf day at the Richards Bay Coun­try Club as a pri­mary fund-rais­ing event for the NSRI’s Sta­tion 19.

‘From very hum­ble be­gin­nings, ten­ta­tive sup­port from our lo­cal ser­vice providers and with Is­land View Ship­ping dou­bling the nett in­come re­alised af­ter the event, the fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions to­wards the run­ning of Sta­tion 19 started to steadily climb over the years, col­lec­tively reach­ing al­most

R1.7-mil­lion.

‘The suc­cess of this event would not be pos­si­ble with­out the un­wa­ver­ing sup­port from our spon­sors,’ Cam­minga said.

‘This sin­gle wind­fall will take care of all the civil up­grades re­quired at the base in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the ar­rival of our new ORC Res­cue 1 ves­sel due next year,’ said Min­nie.

Bernard Min­nie (NSRI Sta­tion Com­man­der) re­ceives the cheque from Roelof Cam­minga (Is­land View Ship­ping), with Manie le Roux (NSRI Deputy Sta­tion Com­man­der), Do­rian Robert­son, Charné Sk­iba, Brynn Ger­icke and Mike Pat­ter­son look­ing on Tam­lyn Jolly

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