Camdeboo Hospice Fly Karoo Tries for Hospice
27th July 2017
The Camdeboo Hospice in Graaff-Reinet was the recent recipient of R10 000 sponsored by Fly Karoo Air Services and Mica Graaff-Reinet.
This donation follows the successful Tries for Hospice fundraising initiative held during the Union High School Senior Rugby and Hockey Festival held earlier this year.
The Tries for Hospice campaign - which is planned to be an annual event - saw the two sponsors, Fly Karoo and Mica, commit R100 for each try scored throughout the festival by all the rugby teams involved up until the amount of R10 000 is reached.
All the teams delivered sterling performances ensuring that the R10 000 was reached before the end of the festival.
Upon receiving the donation, Susan van der Linde, manager at Camdeboo Hospice, expressed her immense gratitude for the generous donation stating that this will go a long way in benefitting all those in their care.
Tries for Hospice follows in the wake of the annual Goals for Cancer fundraising drive benefitting the local Cancer Association which is held by Union High School Hockey in partnership with loyal sponsors College Motors/Caltex Fresh Stop.
Every goal scored by the Union first hockey throughout the year results in a donation of R100 from Caltex Fresh Stop to the Cancer Association.
This partnership manages to raise thousands for the Cancer Association each year.
"These initiatives are aimed at supporting the community and making a difference in peoples’ lives," said Pierre le Grange of College Motors/Caltex Fresh Stop.
"Through campaigns such as these, we also hope to instil a sense of charity and a culture of giving among the learners involved in Tries for Hospice and Goals for Cancer, showing them that they can make a difference."
From the GRAAFF-REINET ADVERTISER.