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Hatfield Rotary Club raises thousands for charity

Rotary Club of Hatfield managed to raise almost R80,000 for a community feeding program and children’s center during its recent bowling day fundraiser at Wingate Park Country Club.

According to the club’s Carol Allais, the money was raised for the Kefilwe Becauseano Empowerment community food program and an early childhood development center in Elandspoort.

Allais said they want to use the money raised to purchase 60 mattresses and 60 blankets for toddlers, and help renovate the center’s leaky roof.

“The money raised by the bowling day fundraiser will go toward mattresses for the toddlers at the ECD center, food and other needs,” Allais said.

She said part of the ECD program is providing nutrition and an optimal environment for the toddlers.

“The new mattresses and blankets will replace the old and worn-out mattresses and blankets.”

She said sleep is an important part of the ECD program.

“Now we can help the center with these requirements.

“The center has grown exponentially since it opened in January 2022. It started with 14 children and now accommodates 60 children.”

According to Allais, Rotarian Dr. Karin Richter and her husband Teuns Diemont came up with the idea of ​​a fun bowling day fundraiser for Kefilwe Thoseano.

“On this fun day, everyone was able to play, regardless of whether they had ever played bowling before.”

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The fundraiser was all about fun, with bowlers and veterans enjoying the day and competing for prizes for best dresser and best team spirit.

She said the club has been a supporter of the Kefilwe Alsono since 2011 and assists in various ways with the monthly feeding schedule.

ECD is a focus area of ​​Rotary International and Kefilwe Alsono ECD is one of the key projects of the Rotary Club of Pretoria Hatfield.

Allais said entry for each bowling team was R2,000, including green fees, wine and pizza.

“We also sold raffle tickets – 150 for R100 – for a basket of alcohol as a way to raise money.”

She said several items had also been donated for the auction.

Allais expressed her appreciation to everyone who attended the fun-filled day and all the generous bidders.

“Thanks to the help of the members and everyone who attended the fun day, we managed to raise a total of almost R80,000, which will go towards the centres.”

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