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Golf day raises money for charity

 From left: Kiewiet le Roux (Namibia Hose), Jacques van Nieuwholtz (NCS) and Sakkie Schreuder (NCS).

From left: Kiewiet le Roux (Namibia Hose), Jacques van Nieuwholtz (NCS) and Sakkie Schreuder (NCS).

Namibia Custom Smelters hosted its annual Fun Golf Day on 18 August 2012 in Tsumeb. The aim of the event is to raise funds for the Dundee Precious Metals-Namibia Custom Smelters Tsumeb Community Trust.
This year more than N$100,000 was raised through donations from NCS service providers and suppliers who turned out in large numbers to support the event.
Sixty golfers competed over 18 holes at the Tsumeb Golf Course. The competition began on a high note as players headed down the fairways using the three-ball-alliance scoring format, and ended with a prizegiving and braai at the facility’s classy clubhouse.
Future social responsibility projects in the Tsumeb community will benefit from the day’s proceeds, which exceeded N$100,000 for the first time in the four-year history of the event.
NCS Vice President and General Manager, Hans Nolte said he was proud and humbled to see many people and sponsors being actively involved to support worthy charitable causes in the Tsumeb community.
He said: “Corporate executives as well as dedicated golfers came in numbers to contribute to the upliftment of our community and to have a good time in the process.
“We would like to thank all individuals and institutions who responded to our invitation to participate in the NCS Fun Golf Day.”
He said that without this joint effort NCS wouldn’t be in a position to support the community. “Generosity is not so much about the amounts given, but the spirit in which it is bestowed. This effort accentuates once again one of our corporate core values, namely ‘Community Involvement.’
“I would like to extend my gratitude to all the organisations in Namibia and abroad that are trying to uplift and empower the underprivileged and vulnerable members of our community. Your efforts are highly respected. We at NCS hope that our humble contribution will assist in bringing about positive changes.”
Since it was established in 2010, the DPM/NCS Community Trust has been funding projects and causes in Tsumeb which are aimed mainly at educational facilities and small and mediumbusiness enterprises. In 2011 the Trust distributed more than N$1.6 million to worthy endeavours.
The winners of the NCS Fun Golf Day 2012 were: First place, Crossroads Distributors; second place, Build-it Tsumeb and third place went to Etosha Apteek.

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