AMANDELBULT – Dishaba annual charity team building and sport day for 2014 was held on Saturday 13 September at the Amandelbult Golf Club.
This year the events included Cycling (mountain bikes), Cricket, Angling and Golf. The cycling – which attracted many cyclists from as far as Pretoria and Rustenburg, included a scene route (10 km, 20 km & 40 km) through our ever popular Madelein Robertson Game Reserve. All ages enjoyed an exciting journey and got the chance to experience nature in all forms. Many of whom were ecstatic about seeing the treasured Rhino family. All participants were rewarded with a special medal for their hard work.
The latest addition to the Itinerary was the “potjiekos” competition. Dishaba employees, family and friends took part in a team building initiative which also provided for the evenings delicious meal, accompanied by various sides dishes. Well done to all who made every effort to ensure mouths and tummies were filled.
The spirit of the sport events was showed in full colour and force by the Cricket participants. From the young to the more mature, man and woman, joyful shouts could be heard from far, as the players entertained all and themselves with a good game! Hats off to the young team that strutted their stuff and beat the “oldies”
Last but not least Dishaba’s team of golfers braced the Bushveld heat as well and enjoyed a competitive 18 rounds. Keeping in mind that the essence of the day was for charity – the two winners donated their prizes to be auctioned off.
All the sweat and hard work was rewarded the reason for the charity event was announced. Cheques to the value of R 25 000, were handed over to the Spitskop Special Needs School and Thabang Children’s Project. These institutions ensure that the needs of many children are taken care of, from personal hygiene to sports and education. And then came the auction! From the very generous hearts of the supporters an additional R 17 700.00 was raised which also will be generated to enhance the community!!
The highlight of the evening was the donation from Servest Hygiene, (Steve Wallbanks, COO and Otto Witthuhn) to the Mantserre Community. On their behalf, Chief Ramakoka received a wood processing machine to the value of R 45 000, plus wood donated by BEDROCK (Johan van Rooyen). This exceptional gift will go towards the continued development of the local community and their passions.
From face painting and jumping castles, to live music by Pretoria based band, Sugar Coated, the evening was spent dining and dancing. Amazing sponsorship from many clients, supporters and friends made the day very successful. Everyone went out of their way and we are humbled at the response received, all in the name of charity!
Dishaba Management, team and community, thank everyone who played their part, whether visible or behind the scenes. Your contribution is not unnoticed and your efforts not in vain.
It was done for the children. In 2015 when they plan to go bigger and better.