How Chas Cares for CHOC... and many others
Category Chas for Choc
Congratulations and huge thanks to Gordon Rose from Chas Everitt Midrand, our wonderful Chas Cares for CHOC ambassador in the recent Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. He was one of only five people to break the CHOC race record of 2h42m with his official finishing time of 2h39m (wow!), and by doing so raised more than R18 000 for children with cancer and their families.
And as if that wasn't enough, he went round and did the whole race again - this time in a cow suit and while helping all the CHOC amateur riders (also in cow suits) to get the heavy and cumbersome CHOC ice cream bikes to the finish line. Riders who do two laps of the race like this (189km in total) are known as the "Apocalypse Cows", and they do it specifically to raise awareness for CHOC and secure further pledges of support for the charity's vital work.
ordon's second lap was completed in a very respectable 4h31m and all in all it was a very successful day for the charity, which has also been supported by other Chas Everitt International teams and offices this year. For example, we had a team of CHOC "cows" from our offices in KZN running and supporting the Comrades Marathon earlier this year this year, and for Mandela day, the same team got 67 people to each collect R67 - which was enough for the bed in a new room opened in CHOC House at the Albert Luthuli Hospital.
In September, Chas Everitt Bedfordview & Edenvale held their annual fundraising breakfast and raised more than R17 000 for CHOC, and in May, the annual Chas Cares for CHOC Golf Day raised R124 000. Several offices were involved in the golf day, including Sandton, Randparkridge, Dainfern and Bedfordview & Edenvale.
But the generosity of our amazing real estate teams doesn't stop there, and we are enormously grateful for their warm-hearted assistance to so many other organisations this year. These include:
* Huis Bethlehem and Hospice White River which received the proceeds from a potjie competition organised by Chas Everitt Lowveld.
* Moving Mountains for Cancer which received R50 000 from a golf day organised by Chas Everitt Lowveld.
* The Anne Harding Cheshire Home for the elderly which was supported on Mandela Day by the Chas Everitt Randburg team, who took along blankets, handcream and sweet treats for the residents
* The George Herald Mandela Day sandwich drive, where a team from Chas Everitt George contributed 1000 sandwiches to the total of 10 000 that were distributed to various schools.
* 150 elderly people living near to the Chas Everitt Cape Town South offices in Fish Hoek, Tokai and Bergvliet, as well as in Diep River and Plumstead, who are regularly supported with food hampers distributed by Meals on Wheels.
* The SPCA, which received huge donations of money, food and blankets from Chas Everitt Lowveld; Chas Everitt Centurion and Chas Everitt Randburg.
* The Animal Anti-Cruelty League in Bellville, which received food and blankets from Chas Everitt Cape Town North.
* The Bedfordview and Cape Town Owl rescue centres, for which many offices collected plastic waste. To date, the centres have prompted the collection of more than 1m kilograms of waste which will be recycled and not going into landfills.
Well done everyone and keep up the kind work!
Author: Meg Wilson