02 August 2006
ELVEY DONATES 600 BLANKETS TO AIDS ORPHANS
In response to South Africa’s recent record temperature lows, one of the country’s leading security systems providers has donated 600 blankets to the Alexandra Children’s Haven in the wake of its recent “Golf for Good” day.
Elvey Security Technologies’ annual sporting event, which has become a calendar highlight for golfers, saw 120 participants brave icy temperatures last week at the Glendower Golf Course in Bedfordview to raise funds for the project, said CEO Jack Edery. “This year has been one of the coldest winters that South Africa has experienced. While we are warm in the comfort of our homes, there are many children out there who do not even have beds to sleep in at night. As temperatures plummeted to below zero, we decided to redirect the focus of our golf day in order to ensure that the homeless’s children, many of whom are AIDS orphans, could at least sleep warmly.”
He added: “The event was a great success, with Elvey customers and suppliers digging deep into their pockets, not only in support of the golf day but also during the charity raffle in the true spirit of giving. Everyone had fun, and it was a wonderful opportunity for our clients to network among each other, but at the end of the day, the main focus was on doing something for those less fortunate than us.”
Dave Waywell, Elvey’s commercial director, said he wanted to thank all who participated in the event, including clients, suppliers and sponsors. “Your support allowed us to contribute hugely to the local community.”
The Elvey's Golf For Good could not have been possible without the following sponsors: BookPress, DLS Industries, DZine, Filtek, Forbatt, Frontpage Industry Marketing, Hi-Tech Security Solutions, Kelly, Kingdom Electronics, KLM, Optex, Sherlotronics, Spirits Interactive, Tomcat Software and Ultimate Promotions.