01 October 2015JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Eastgate Shopping Centre presented two local charities, namely Kids Haven and COACH with a sponsorship of
R20 252.20 each.
The funds were raised through the successful Eastgate Ice Rink event, held at Eastgate Shopping Centre during the winter school holidays.
The Eastgate Ice Rink was introduced to enhance the entertainment offering and to provide shoppers with a fun family experience. It was open during trading hours and shoppers had an opportunity to skate for 30-minutes for a small fee of R20.00 per session.
Susan Daly, Fundraiser for Kids Haven, said: ‘The sponsored funds will take the children to camp. Thirty children will be going to Kimiad Campsite in Heidelberg in September 2015, and will be enjoying sports activities for three days and two nights. Thank you Eastgate Shopping Centre for this amazing sponsorship, the children cannot wait to go on camp!’
Sandhira Poonsamy, Senior Public Affairs Coordinator at COACH, thanked Eastgate Shopping Centre on behalf of the organisation and revealed that the sponsorship would go towards purchasing back-to-school gear for the children such as school uniforms and stationery.
Tshepo Monnamoroe, Eastgate Operations Manager says “We would like to thank all the tenants and shoppers who participated in the event, as their contributions are truly making a difference in the lives of people in our community”.
Photo Credits:From left to right: Tshepo Monnamoroe (Eastgate Shopping Centre Operations Manager), Susan Daly (Kids Haven Fundraising), Sandhira Poonsamy (COACH Senior Public Affairs Coordinator), Zandile Motha (Eastgate Look of Fashion 2014 winner).
About Kids HavenKids Haven’s mission is to reach out to children on the streets and others in need in the local community. They strive to provide abandoned children with love and shelter in a nurturing, secure environment. Kids Haven provides guidance, therapy, training and support. For more information, visit www.kidshaven.org.za.
HERE are some pictures from our camp earlier this year sponsored by ERIS Property Group. 30 children from the Shelter had the opportunity to go to Camp Kimiad - wow, they loved it!