Outstanding support by St Francis Community for SFAR Golf Day
It was a day for counting our blessings!
The weather played its part with glorious sunshine and not a breath of wind. 104 golfers turned out to play – and brought their wallets with them. We were overwhelmed not only with the kindness and generosity of all players, their friends and families – but also with their shared concern for the welfare of the cats and dogs of Sea Vista.
The person who deserves the most credit for organizing this hugely successful fund-raiser, is Renee Botha, owner of Pop-in Beauty Salon, and a long-time animal lover and SFAR supporter.
Renee is passionate about both animals and golf – and this combination made her the perfect person to pull the strings, get sponsors on board and encourage our St Francis golfers to play on the day.
Thanks also to Renee’s side-kick, Lynne Owen Jones, for persuading sponsors to donate prizes for lucky draws and raffle hampers.
Our sponsors made the most of the St Francis Animal Rescue Golf Day to promote brands and services and offered free lubrication – tots, shots and shooters – at most holes. Half-way house cooked up dozens of juicy Boerewors rolls and gave away still and sparkling water and delicious cups of coffee.
The Bay Clubhouse was the most perfect destination.
St Francis Animal Rescue thanks Janie &Frank and their kitchen staff for a scrumptious Butter Chicken Curry served with sambals and Poppadums’ for 150 guests. Thanks also to Bay Clubhouse Manager, Janine, Green Keeper Gordon, Reception staff, Mickey and Anzet and Caddy Henry, for all your hard work and support on the day.
In the evening, after Golf Captains, Dawn and Richard awarded prizes to winning golfers, the amazing Jo Brown compared an auction and gave away raffle and lucky draw prizes donated by our big-hearted sponsors.
Items in this auction included:
A unique vacation experience at the 5-star Kurland Hotel at the Craggs in Plettenberg Bay worth R29,000
Weekend for 2 at fabulous 4-star Winchester Mansions & Spa in Sea Point – value R6,500
Best selling, best quality Queen-size mattress and base donated by The Bed Shed – value R4,500
Golfers Dream Weekend for 4 – South Coast Package including South Broom, San Lameer and Wild Coast golf estates plus 2 nights accommodation at Sunbirds Guest House and Alan’s Rest. Value R9,000.
See St Francis from the sky in a small plane owned by Herman Pietersen
Autographed golf cap donated by Brandon Grace
Kariega Reserve – exclusive 3 hour game drive with drinks – value
Bijou Exquisite Jewellery – Silver Mabe Pearl on 70cm silver chain – worth R1500. Unisex bracelet – silver on leather valued at R750.00
It’s thanks to each and every one of you that St Francis Animal Rescue was able to raise R98 000 on our Golf Day.
All proceeds from this fund-raiser will be used to sterilize, feed and treat the cats and dogs of Sea Vista!
Our volunteers are so grateful for this opportunity and, with the help of Renee Botha, hope to make our Golf Day an annual event on the St Francis calendar.
Our list of supporters who donated money, gifts and sponsorship includes:
Wedgewood Golf Club
Humewood Golf Club
Pezula Golf Club
Pinnacle Point Golf Club
Goose Valley Golf Club
Kariega Game Reserve
Sunbirds Guest House
The Bed Shed
Cape ST Francis Resort
Sandals Guest House
Port Elizabeth Hotel Group
Fine & Country
Dog Sense Dog Food
Six Dogs Gin Distillery
Big Time Taverna
Pomme Frites Pizzeria & Bistro
Pedal & Spoke
Bijou Exquisite Jewellery
Remax on Sea
Fine & Country
Out of the Earth Stone
Time Out Coffee
French & Country Home Décor & Design
Bay Home Maintenance
Cross the Line Interiors
Silver Lake Marine
St Francis Pharmacy
ST Francis Brick & Plant Hire
St Francis Bay Lodge
Dirk Ellis Motors
Hair by Chantelle
Pop In Beauty Bar
Glo Beauty Studio
Bard’au & Co Beauty Salon
Erica’s Versicolor Hair Studio
Delish Gourmet Deli Food
XL Bay Travel
Card Tech Services
A.K. Window Cleaning
Jenny & Paul Jenner
Vanessa and Steve Bluen
Kristen Doyle & Mark