CHOC benefits from Business Breakfast

Funds raised during Bloemfontein Courant and Standard Bank’s recent virtual Business Breakfast were handed over to CHOC at Central Media Park last week. From the left are Anton Nicolaisen, Standard Bank’s Provincial Head of Retail and Business Banking, Free State & Northern Cape, Muzi Mgwenya, Acting Regional Coordinator of CHOC, and Pieter Delport, Editor of Bloemfontein Courant.

Various business people across Central South Africa attended the virtual Business Breakfast presented by Bloemfontein Courant and Standard Bank on 28 August 2020.

The purpose of the event was to bring businesses in Bloemfontein together in the virtual space and to raise funds for CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation SA). Clients of Bloemfontein Courant joined speaker Lincoln Mali, Head: Group Card and Payments from Standard Bank, on Courant’s Facebook page for an insightful talk on the challenges that the Covid-19 epidemic presents to the business fraternity.

After the event an amount of R10 000 was handed over to the Acting Regional Coordinator of CHOC, Muzi Mgwenya, who explained that the cheque they received will make a big difference in the lives of children with cancer.

“In June, CHOC was able to provide 99 ‘bed nights’, which entail accommodation, meals and transport for parents from the Free State alone, who travel from far to bring their children for treatment. Being able to keep on assisting these children and their families is not possible without the support we get from Bloemfontein Courant and Standard Bank.”

The Provincial Head of Retail and Business Banking Free State/Northern Cape at Standard Bank, Anton Nicolaisen, said it is important for Standard Bank to be able to support organisations such as CHOC and to be part of the community at large. “It is also important for us to contribute to our community.”

The editor of Bloemfontein Courant, Pieter Delport, said it is an honour for the Central Media Group to work with institutions such as Standard Bank and CHOC.

Delport added that it is imperative for Bloemfontein Courant to offer a helping hand to CHOC and to show the organisation that its hard work does not go unnoticed. “We appreciate the working relationship we have with both institutions and hope that we can continue doing so in the future.”

Sazly Hartzenberg