GEORGE NEWS - The dinner of the Pacaltsdorp Community Business Association (PCBA) on Saturday 17 August was a huge success and funds raised are hoped to be the start of a project that will eventually make a significant impact in many learners' lives.
This first fundraiser for two learners from Pacaltsdorp aimed at giving them a jump-start in life is to be repeated annually, according to Luwayda Trantraal, BCBA chairperson.
A number of distinguished locals, including well-known community activists, politicians, business people and George mayor Melvin Naik, were among the guests.
The two beneficiaries of the evening, whose identities are not being revealed, are from Palcaltsdorp Senior Secondary School and Olympia Skills School. Trantraal said the funds raised will help one learner with tertiary education and the other with funds to start a small business.
"We are starting with two children, but as we continue on the road forward, we hope to grow the project so as to be able to assist many more learners."
The PCBA thanked their sponsors, namely Spar Pacaltsdorp, Candidas Events Management, the AHi, Jolene Catering, Die Plaashek Butchery, Tikketai and George Municipality, as well as everyone who bought a ticket.
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