PHUMELELA Gaming, in conjunction with TAB, Racing It’s A Rush and generous sponsors and donors, will bring much-needed Festive Season excitement and joy into the lives of some 250 underprivileged children from five homes at the annual Phumelela Christmas Tree at tomorrow night’s race meeting at Turffontein.
Illustrative photo originally published in Alberton Record.
Later they will be treated to dinner in the Aquanaut Room and Father Christmas will give each of them a Christmas present, some toiletries and a small bag of goodies for the journey home.
The Christmas Tree doesn’t end there. As usual, the participating homes have been asked to complete wish lists of much-needed appliances and other items, such as bedding. With the help of race and table sponsors and other donors, Phumelela expects it will be possible to provide the homes with most, if not all, of the items they have requested.
In addition, R30,000 from the proceeds will be set aside for a college bursary, to be awarded by Phumelela, in conjunction with St Laurence’s Children’s Haven, for one of the children to further their studies in 2015.
The participating homes are Abraham Kriel Childcare, Alberton Christian Fellowship, St Mary’s Children’s Home, the Look Forward Creativity
Centre, the Love of Christ Children’s Home and the St Laurence’s Children’s Haven, which plays a key role in assisting and organising the event. St Laurence’s, in addition to their own children, are also bringing underprivileged kids from the Vrededorp area.
Phumelela Gaming would like to thank everybody who has contributed towards the 2014 Christmas Tree.
Anybody wishing to donate can contact Felicia Rowan on 011 681 1500 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org
Race sponsors comprise Mike de Kock Racing, The Citizen, Betting World, Drakenstein Stud, Investec, Martin Collins, The Racing Association, Bidvest and Mark Khan/Prosport Int. Event and table sponsors, donors and those who have provided their services free of charge are Andrea Barker, Julie Alexander, Boswell Wilkie Events, Mark Currie, Business Actioneering, Coca-Cola Canners, OWA Ceilings, Carryon Projects, Pravin Chetty, Comaro Chronicle, Southern Courier, Doug Ford Signs, Recall Security, Events 360, Rockola, EMS Medical Services, Rowl’s Electrical, Game, Supreme Trading, Gerald King, Times Media, Isizwe Hospitality and Videovision Entertainment.