Dr Willie Cilliers, from Assupol Life Insurance in George and president of the George Business Chamber. Assupol is this year's winner of Pink Trees for Pauline's business challenge.
GEORGE NEWS - The business sector of George embraced the Pink Trees for Pauline project during this year's drive by wrapping anything and everything in pink. This year's winner was Dr Willie Cilliers and his team from Assupol who won the challenge.
Cilliers is also the president of the George Business Chamber and assisted with communicating the challenge to all businesses in George.
According to Adri van Nieuwenhuizen, managing director of the project, businesses met the challenge, which was put to them during September, with great zeal.
"We cannot help to be grateful to each and everybody who contributed in 2013, and again showed their support during this year's drive," said Van Nieuwenhuizen.
According to Van Nieuwenhuizen, an amount of R70 159 was raised during the 2013 campaign.
"R20 000 was allocated to Cansa, R5 000 to Mount Hope Hospice and R20 000 to Cancervive. Glenwood High raised R16 000
of the funds and the whole amount is reserved for the needs of children with cancer. Pink Trees for Pauline received
R9 159 tocover expences."
"The beneficiaries of the 2014 initiative is Cansa and Mount Hope Hospice. The total amount of funds raised in George during the 2014 initiative will be calculated at the end of November when the campaign comes to a close."
The signature pink material will be removed from the trees in George this coming weekend. We believe that the material used in this year's project must, like last year, work for the people, said Van Nieuwenhuizen.
"Charities, like Emmaus, are eager to utilise the material in creative ways to gene-rate funds for their institutions." Everyone is invited to drop their used material off at their favourite charity. For more information please e-mail Adri van Nieuwenhuizen at email@example.com, and follow Pink Trees for Pauline on Facebook.
From left are: Tersia Fourie (Cansa), Adri van Nieuwenhuizen (Pink trees for Pauline) and Magda Geldenhuys (Cancervive).
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