Guest Contributor | Jul 25, 2017 | 0
Nine charities each got a slice from corporate golf day proceeds
A corporate golf day raised enough funds to help nine charities with a sizeable donation to each so that they can reach more people with their charitable work.
The money was raised at the recent Bank Windhoek Golf Day in Aid of Welfare. The fundraiser was organised in partnership with the Lubbe Motor Group and Shoprite Namibia.
At a ceremony earlier this week, Windhoek-based representatives of the various charities joined the three sponsors for the official transfer of the funds. Each organisation received just over N$21,000.
The charities comprise Multiple Sclerosis Namibia, Môreson Special School for the Cognitively Impaired, Namibia Association of Children with Disabilities, Henties Bay Lions Club, Mondesa Youth Opportunities in Swakopmund, Nurturing Ground Community Mobilisation Project in Osipita Village near Ondangwa, Charity, and the Care Foundation and SCORE Namibia, an NGO using sport for sustainable community development and individual empowerment.
The proceeds from the golf day are allocated to organisations that otherwise do not qualify for funding through the bank’s conventional sponsorship and corporate social investment programme.
“Our support to the organisations is an indication of our commitment to make a difference in the lives of our community,” said Jacquiline Pack, Bank Windhoek’s Executive Officer for Marketing and Corporate Communication Services. She described this as smart partnerships to optimise corporate social investment. With the support of sponsorship partners, Lubbe Holding Company and Shoprite, the effect is enhanced, making a bigger impact on needy communities.
In the picture, from the left: Etienne Lubbe, Managing Director of Lubbe Holding Company, Ezelle Kröhne of Multiple Sclerosis Namibia, Pamela Somses of the Association for Children with Disabilities, Jacquline Pack of Bank Windhoek, Fatima Husselman of Morêson, Hulda Goagoses and Friederike Kroner, both from SCORE Namibia and James Makuwa also of Morêson.