The remaining ten percent of the funds raised are donated to a charity selected by the Old Girls committee. This year R10 000 was donated to the The Inanda Soup Kitchen (NPO 121-981). Based next to a church near Inanda Dam, the soup kitchen runs every Wednesday, providing between 150 and 180 children with a much needed hot meal after school. The donation will enable the non-profit organisation to buy fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and grains to continue providing nourishment to these children.
The Guild of St Mary's Old Girls would like to thank Whispering Waters Resort for their contribution and Setzkorn Health & Wealth Consulting, who have been a sponsor of the fundraising event since inception six years ago.
"Without the generosity of our sponsors and the hard work of the Old Girls committee we would not have been able to raise hundreds of thousands for the Foundation Trust while simultaneously supporting deserving charities such as the Inanda Soup Kitchen, the KZN Blind & Deaf Society, CHOC, the Jes Foord Foundation an and The Sunflower Fund,'' concludes Derry Jurgensen, chairlady of the St Mary's Old Girls.