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George Municipality Charitable and Relief Fund

JUNE 22, 2016
George Municipality Charitable and Relief Fund

The Executive Mayor of George held a special handover ceremony in celebration of the 2016 Youth Month with the theme 'Youth Moving South Africa Forward'.

Aldm Charles Standers said the Charitable and Relief fund was called into existence, amongst others,  as a means to assist people in challenging financial circumstances to reach and fulfill their purpose. He said we are all aware of the effect that limited financial resources can have on the progress and the optimum development of a student, a NGO or a church in their respective objectives. 

Donations were given to schools for the development of sports, SWD Craven Week and to other individuals in pursuing their sporting dreams. Aldm Standers said the financial assistance given is merely a form of support, but a support to allow, unlocking, to afford, to open and to instill a sense of hope, of worthiness, a means of motivation to optimally use the opportunity that has been given.

Aldm Standers said he started out with a Mayoral fund of R3500 and with the help of Business partners and charity functions the Office of the Mayor managed to raise well over R1 million over the past 5 years to donate to worthy causes and individuals that needed assistance.

Here Aldm Standers is with the beneficiaries of the fund.