The Murray & Roberts Child Welfare Fund Golf Day makes a welcome return this year, after the 2020 event was cancelled due to lockdown restrictions. The event will be hosted on Friday, 7 May at the magnificent Glendower Golf Course in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Says Ed Jardim, chairman of the Murray & Roberts Child Welfare Fund: “2020 was a tough year for many people and organisations, but I am pleased that we were able to keep up the fund’s work, especially as this was the year in which at-risk children and communities needed us most.”

The Murray & Roberts Corporate Social Responsibility committee facilitated a once-off donation to help the fund continue with its work after the cancellation of its fundraising golf day. The Murray & Roberts Employee Payroll Giving programme raised R60 000 during the financial year, and this amount was matched by the Letsema Sizwe Community Trust. In total, R387 000 was raised during the year and was paid to 15 organisations in support of education, building and renovations, medical costs, furniture and equipment, clothing and linen, and food and nutrition.

Adds Ed: “We are grateful to all our supportive donors and on behalf of the committee, we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made a difference, especially during these tough times.”

The golf day is the fund’s main fundraising event and in light of the difficult circumstances many companies are experiencing, the cost of the fourball has been reduced to R4 500. Although there will be no sponsored shirt and cap this year, the prize-giving will take place, albeit with virtual formalities and a take-away snack box.

Contact Lisa van der Linde on to book your fourball. If you would like to support the day but you aren’t a golfer, there are options open to you: consider a sponsorship opportunity, for example, or consider donating a fourball prize. We look forward to a splendid day out on the course in support of our children and the communities who rely on our assistance and interventions.