Golfers provide Hope on the Move

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eHowzit reporter

Hope on the Move hosted its first annual golf day at Port Shepstone Country Club on Saturday.

This event was held to raise funds for the non-profit organisation’s charitable endeavours in 2019.

The format on the day was betterball stableford and a whopping 88 golfers signed up to play.

Prizes were awarded to the top 10 pairs, and six novelty prizes were also handed out, including for closest to the pin and longest drive.

The winners via count out were Peppy Govender and Moosa Moosa on 46 points. In second place were Hannes Greyling and Ronnie Mtshaka on 46 and rounding off the top three were Darshan Pather and Kreeson Naicker on 45.

Naicker provided the highlight of the day when he hit a hole-in-one on the fifth hole.

Runners-up Ronnie Mtshaka and Hannes Greyling receive their prizes from Rosann Ramsunder.

“A big thank you to all of our generous sponsors of cash and prizes who helped in making the day a success and thank you to all our members who volunteered to spend their Saturday at the golf course,” said Hope on the Move PRO, Debbie Cuppan.

Hope on the Move started as a team of family and friends who entered a team at the Cansa Relay For Life in 2014. Since then, they have participated and raised the most funds for the relay for five consecutive years.

Last July, they elected an executive committee and applied to become a NPO.

“We are a dedicated team of people who are passionate about caring for those who are in need and giving hope to those who have none,” commented Cuppan.

Third-place finishers Darshan Pather and hole-in-one hero Kreeson Naicker.

They enriched many lives last year. “We hosted a fund-raising tea to help pay a hospital bill for a cancer patient, and provided meals, groceries and nappies to a special needs children’s home,” Cuppan said when asked about the year they’ve had.

“We also participated in the Cansa Relay For Life and donated Diwali grocery hampers to 20 families in and around Port Shepstone. Our last initiative for 2018 was our Back to School Drive.

“We chose Marburg Primary School as our beneficiary, and together with our sponsors, Holiday Makers and Vic’s Enterprises, we donated school uniforms, shoes, backpacks and stationery hampers to 20 deserving children.”

Looking ahead, Cuppan said, “Two of our initiatives for 2019 will be a beach clean-up on 6 April at the Port Shepstone beachfront and the Winter Warmer in June.”

For more information, contact the NPO on their Facebook page, Hope on the Move, or at [email protected]

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