Annual Winter knights campaign warms up winter

Newcastle local talent, November Bloom.

As part of its annual Winter Knights campaign, Round Table Ncandu 86 hosted a fund-raiser at Melo’s Pub & Grill on Friday, July 7.

The Round Table in conjunction with the team at Mortimer Toyota Newcastle, collected in excess of R 5 000 in cash donations plus warm clothing, shoes and blankets.

This included, exciting raffles, warm clothing, shoes and blankets.

The winners of the two raffles were: Black Label Draught Raffle – Larissa Boessenkool, and Gift Boxes – Eric Wright.

The event also featured a live performance by Newcastle’s own, November Bloom.

“We as Round Table Ncandu 86 thank each and every Newcastillian who contributed generously and selflessly to our cause,” said Vice-Chairman, Karl Niebuhr.

The drive aims to assist those in dire need of warm clothing, blankets and food to fight the winter chill.

The organisation thanked all sponsors, businesses and individuals for their unwavering support, involvement, contributions and assistance to the campaign.

“Thank you Larissa Boessenkool for selflessly helping us on the night without complaining, we appreciate it! Thank you to Ruan Nel, who assisted us in selling all raffle tickets for the gift boxes. We are grateful to him.” added Niebuhr.

Round Table also thanked:

– Automark manager, Rika Stoltz and her team at Mortimer Toyota, Newcastle.

– Melo’s Pub & Grill proprietors, Norman and Lynsey Forbes.

– The sponsors of the beer for the evening: Rika Stoltz of Mortimer Toyota and the Regional Marketing Manager of SAB, Elton Cuthbert, for each donating a full keg of Hansa draught.

– The Tablers and their lovely ladies (Legs) and Ncandu 86 Round Table Area Chairman Mark Easthorpe, from Pietermaritzburg, who was also present.

Collection boxes are still available at Mortimer Toyota, and donations can be dropped off at the dealership at 66 Allen Street.

Zianne Leibrandt

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