Groote Post Vineyards: Groote Post Joins Businesses to Raise over R200k for Woodside Special Care Centre!
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Groote Post joined several other businesses in a golf day hosted by DSC Attorneys,a law firm specialising in personal injury and Road Accident Fund (RAF) claims. The golf day, which has been running since 2013, is to raise funds for The Woodside Special Care Centre, a residential home for profoundly disabled persons.

Groote Post Joins Businesses to Raise over R200k for Woodside Special Care Centre!.
This year the event raised R220 000 – its biggest collection yet.

DSC Attorneys hosted the golf day at the Kuils River Golf Club on 15 November. All the funds raised were donated to the Woodside Special Care Centre.

The money raised through the event has steadily increased over the years with R70 000 being raised in 2013, R107 000 in 2014, R141 000 in 2015, R192 500 in 2016 and in R190 000 in 2017.

Office manager at DSC Attorneys, Michéle de Jager,says the support that this year’s golf day garnered was both overwhelming and heart-warming. “We first thought we’d surpassed our target of R200k by raising R215 000 this year, but then people were so inspired by Woodside’s work that we had a few last-minute donations come in. This pushed the final amount we collected to R220 000,” she says.

The remaining funds were raised through entry fees, raffles, monies collected through smaller competitions and an auction on the day – where the items on auction were sponsored by the law firm.

Caring for those who can’t care for themselves
Woodside Special Care Centre is a residential home in Rondebosch East, Cape Town. It provides specialised care for persons who live with more than one disability, including intellectual and physical disabilities.

Clive Obery, Marketing Manager of the centre says the funds raised by the golf day are utilised for the centre’s Wards of the Court Programme.

The programme looks after children aged 6-12 who’ve been placed in the centre’s care by the State. Many of the children in the programme have three to four disabilities and are unable to bathe, dress or feed themselves.  “Their families don’t have the facilities, skills and training to provide them with the constant specialised care they need,” says Obery. It costs the centre approximately R11 000 per month to care for one of the 25 children in the Wards of the Court Programme.

Children of Woodside Special Care Centre
The centre employs 122 staff and houses a total of 80 residents, some of whom have been living there for over 40 years. “We have about ten residents who’ve been here since the age of two and are now in their late 40's and early 50's. They end up staying here because there isn’t anywhere else for them to go,” says Obery.

Gala dinner!
After the day of golf, the teams enjoyed a gala dinner where Dave Stewart, the Vice Chairperson and member of the Board at Woodside Special Care Centre, made a short speech. Prizes were also awarded to the top 19 teams.

Businesses enjoying the gala dinner.
We’re proud to say that this year Groote Post was the winning team on the day!

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