PLAYING FOR CHANGE – MURRAY & ROBERTS’ CLIENTS, PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR
The annual Murray & Roberts Child Welfare Golf Day was hosted at the outstanding Glendower Golf Course during May.
This annual event is the Child Welfare Fund’s main fundraising activity and along with employee payroll giving, makes an enormous difference to vulnerable and orphaned children in South Africa. Says Ed Jardim, Chairman of the Murray & Roberts Child Welfare Committee, “Every year we are humbled by our players and sponsors’ generosity. Our players enjoyed perfect weather on the day and I think it’s safe to say a great day was had by all.”
The shot-gun start kicked off a day that saw 144 golfers make their way across one of the best golf courses in South Africa. Glendower offers a challenging course and is said to be a test for even the best golfers. Set in beautiful surroundings, the kikuyu fairway has 64 bunkers and water hazards on most holes, so accuracy is key.
“The golf day is our flagship fundraising event and we will raise in excess of R100 000 from the event this year. There are so many worthy causes to support in South Africa, yet our clients and partners choose to spend their time and money with the Child Welfare Fund – and for that, we are truly grateful”, concludes Jardim.
ABOUT THE CHILD WELFARE FUND
Community engagement within Murray & Roberts has its origins in the 1950s, with the establishment of the Murray & Roberts Child Welfare Fund. Former director and founder, Dr Andrew Roberts, initiated the programme in response to the growing plight of children in South Africa. Partnering with Child Welfare South Africa at the time, Murray & Roberts supported projects aimed at improving the social welfare of society’s most vulnerable members. Over the years, the Murray & Roberts Child Welfare Fund has evolved into an established programme and has been adopted as the Group’s flagship employee engagement programme. Our employees have always been the human face of Murray & Roberts in the community and the Child Welfare Fund remains the conduit through which meaningful employee involvement and volunteering