Golfers came in numbers to support WOF Golf Day Fundraiser
On Sunday, 31 March, over a hundred enthusiastic golfers came to first Working on Fire Golf Day Fundraiser at the Boschenmeer Golf Estate in Paarl. This fundraiser was in honour and support of our firefighters who make the enormous sacrifice on a day to day basis to save lives and protect the environment. It was heart-warming to see these golfers generously contributing to this good cause.
“This first annual WOF Golf Day Fundraiser was held in favour of the WOF Kids Care Package project – a very important initiative that supports the well-being of our firefighters and their families,” explained Trevor Abrahams, Managing Director for Working on Fire.
December 2018, WOF’s Social Development Department successfully distributed 1 850 WOF Kids Care Packages which included essential personal care basics, school supplies and educational toys to children of WOF firefighters and High-Altitude Team rope technicians. In order to enlarge the number of children and families blessed by these Care-Packages, additional funding had to be generated. From this need, the WOF Golf Day fundraiser was birthed.
Ntandazo Soko, WOF Crew Leader from the Limietberg Base, thanked the organisers, sponsors and players during the prize giving dinner after the event on Sunday. “I wish to thank everyone who contributed and participated for supporting the Kids Care Project through this WOF Golf Day.”
The Golf Day ran from 11am to 4pm and included 18 holes of golf with 6 sponsored Wet Holes. According to Herald Bond, Branch Manager of AON South Africa and Wet Hole Sponsor, it was a great day, great weather, great golf, for a great cause. A representative from SANParks, another sponsor, also commented on the success of the day, emphasised the good partnership they have with WOF and what a privilege it was to partake in this event.
The prize giving included prizes such as Most Golf Played, Highest Stroke, Nearest to the Pin and various lucky draws. Prizes included restaurant and hotel accommodation vouchers, training coupons, electronics and even BO 105 Helicopter flights around Table Mountain. Paintings and canvas prints of wildland firefighting scenes were also auctioned to raise further funds.
“It was an honour to be part of this first WOF Golf Day,” said Ragmah Jappie, CEO of Fieka Sports Clothing and sponsor. “We thoroughly enjoyed the day and will definitely partake in this event again in the future.”
“This was an exciting initiative to be part of,” said another sponsor, Zafer Sattar, Director of Mutlu Batteries. “This is our way of thanking the WOF firefighters for the great work they do throughout the year and throughout the country.”
Working on Fire would like to thank everyone who supported by joining the day as a player. It was a privilege hosting you.
A special word of thanks to all the generous sponsors, without whom this day would not have been possible: AON South Africa, ProcurePoint, EFS (Empire Fleet Solutions), Leading Edge Aviation, Fuel Online, Elianthe Guest House, SANParks – TMNP, Fieka Sports Clothing, Twelve Apostles, Kishugu Aviation, Kishugu Fleet, Kishugu Training, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), Peninsula Beverages, Rudamans, Eagle Computer Training, Coco Safar Restaurant, FairCity Quartermain, High Angle Rescue, Rynier Keet, Fancourt, Atlantic Beach Hotel, South African Pistol Federation, Mutlu Electronics, MTO Group, Flightsure Aviation Brokers, Frozen Food Distributors and personal the contributions from Jody Jacobs and Zola Hans.
Further contributions will be greatly appreciated. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org