Cloud9golf, M-Net Cares and Liberty Medical Scheme Raise Funds for Charity
Cloud9Golf, along with M-Net Cares and Liberty Medical Scheme, raise money for charity at the annual M-Net Cares Drive for the Cause National Final. Read more
Johannesburg (I-Newswire) December 16, 2011 - The annual M-Net Cares Drive for the Cause National Final, in association with Liberty Medical Scheme, was held on the 8th November at Randpark Golf Club. The event, a new addition to the campaign, was a huge success and a wonderful end to this year’s charity drive, with an astonishing total of R580 997 raised for charity!
The series comprised of twenty four Ambassador Golf Days hosted nationwide which culminated in the National Final. These events focused on raising awareness and funds for two very worthy beneficiaries: M-NET Naledi Children's Literacy Project and The PinkDrive Breast Cancer Initiative.
Both deserving beneficiaries were presented with a cheque and will receive R290 389.50 each. These funds will afford both beneficiaries the opportunity to expand their reach and to touch more lives.
The Literacy Project was chosen as a beneficiary, as education is a key driver to develop and build great societies and raise tomorrow’s leaders. One thousand children, for whom letters on paper were nothing but meaningless marks, have now discovered the pleasure of reading as part of this fun-filled and creative literacy project. These children, grade three learners from identified schools across the country, all became graduates during the M-Net Naledi initiative.
Education is also key in preventing and beating breast cancer and PinkDrive is an excellent vehicle for this. Since inception, PinkDrive has been specialising in the early detection and awareness of breast cancer.
PinkDrive's two trucks, the mobile mammography and mobile educational units, provide breast health education and mammograms - free of charge to women without medical insurance. PinkDrive aims to raise enough money, awareness and support to keep these trucks on the road in order to reach more women and save more lives.
Gina Read, owner of Cloud9Golf & the Drive for the Cause Campaign, thanked M-NET Cares and Liberty Medical Scheme for their commitment to the initiative making it possible to host the 25 events and create the platform for fundraising. Further thanks went to the corporate companies, sponsors and the golfing community nationwide for their dedication and passion shown to this initiative.
Read Comments: “Over the last two years our combined efforts have raised over R 1 million rand and the success of these past two years has exceeded expectations! A special thanks goes to one Ambassador Club in particular, Glenvista County Club who raised over R 57 000 for this cause.”
The national final was a grand affair, with sponsors and activities on nearly every hole, each hosting various activities to raise funds. South Africa?s young female golfing stars also took the time to show their support with Ashleigh Simon, Stacey Bregmann and Morgana Robbertze “Driving for the Cause!”
An astonishing R275 000 worth of prizes was given out on the day, including an all-expenses paid trip to Mauritius thanks to World Leisure Holidays! Nearly each and every golfer left with a wonderful prize or two and the feeling of making a difference!
For more information visit www.cloud9golf.co.za or contact Gina Read on firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 805 6098.
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Published On:December 16, 2011
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