The Fallen Friends committee last week got together with Richard Steyn, owner of Buccaneer’s Pub and Grill in St Michael’s, to acknowledge the total income for the 2019/2020 Fallen Friends pool competition benefit to South Coast Hospice.
From June 2019 until the end of February 2020, a total of R76,055.20 had already been raised by Fallen Friends and paid to South Coast Hospice.
“I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors over this period of fund-raising, the community and various venues which were involved and who participated in helping the committee to raise such a huge blessing for our patients,” said South Coast Hospice’s fund-raising co-ordinator, BT King.
Then Covid-19 hit the world, and no more fund-raising could take place.
“Due to the pandemic, we couldn’t host our end-of-year function, which would have seen us reach our target of R100,000, but we are very grateful for the ongoing support throughout the year.
“Thank you to Richard for kindly agreeing to continue with the use of his venue for future fund-raising events.”
Fallen Friends got the ball rolling right away as they hosted their first pool competition of the new season at Buccaneer’s on Saturday.
A wonderful, exciting day – which included an auction – was had by locals and holidaymakers alike and a total of R7903 was raised,
Luke Davies and Shane Knox won the competition, earning themselves a cool box with liquid and snack refreshments and a 12-person boat ride on the Umzimkulu.
“Thank you to Richard and his staff who accommodated all our needs and to all those who participated in the fun and the auction,” said King.
“A big thank you to Wayne from Wayne’s Auctions who not only brought a donation from the sale of a bed but also his quick wit and words that got the people going on the auctions…a lot of fun and jest.”