By Michael Vlismas
The fundraising drive of the 2013 Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa has already resulted in a significant contribution from the Pro-Am Auction Dinner at Mt Edgecombe on Tuesday evening.
A total of R89 000 was raised through the auctioning of various portrait photographs of Nelson Mandela and several other items, with the Sunshine Tour’s professional golfers also donating their pro-am prizes to the auction.
These funds, as well as all the funds from sponsorship revenue and ticket sales from the tournament, will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund as part of the efforts to raise money for the building of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.
A total of R250-million has already been raised for this, which is half of what is required to start building what will be Africa’s largest children’s hospital.
For further donations, please go to http://www.nelsonmandelachildrenshospital.org/donate-now/