Companies and other metro police were invited to take part in the JMPD Chief’s Golf Day to raise funds for Joburg Child Welfare.
JOHANNESBURG Child Welfare was the clear winner at the Johannesburg metro police department Chief’s Golf Day, held at the Glenvista Country Club on Friday, 6 May.
JMPD Chief Chris Ngcobo plays a putt on the greenJMPD Chief Chris Ngcobo plays a putt on the greenThe organisation received R60 000 in donations from 130 golfers who represented various companies. The companies included Graffiti Vehicles Branding, 3M, Kawasaki, Liquid Capital and Tata, among others.
“We are delighted to have been selected as the beneficiary of this event,” said Elfrieda Tyrer, the communications and marketing manager of Joburg Child welfare. “This was not something that we ever expected, and it will go a long way in assisting us in our projects. It also sort of created a tight relationship between us and the metros.”
Since 1909, Joburg Child Welfare has been providing services to neglected, orphaned and abandoned children, as well as physically, emotionally and sexually abused children. Although it deals mostly with children, the organisation also provides services to families and communities in general, educating them about child protection.
“In much the same way that the JMPD is part of the fabric of Johannesburg, so too is Joburg Child Welfare, and it gives us great pleasure to support a welfare organisation that for many years has done such wonderful work in our city,” said Wayne Minnaar, the metro police spokesperson.
“We invited businesspeople, chiefs of metros police around the country and big companies to come and join us today, [who gave] donations to play with our chief,” said Edna Mamonyane, Minnaar’s colleague.
“Our aim is to be part of the community. We also want to make this day an annual event so that we can assist other organisations within the city of Joburg because there is a lot of them,” she added.
Mark Chewins, the chief executive of Syntell, was one of the players. To him, the golf day was a good idea, one that his company would support every year.
Syntell is the metro police’s technology and service provider.
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