PASSIONATE about giving back

2016-05-18 06:00
Kingsway High with the parts of sports equipment sponsored by Mark White Nissan Toti (from left) MWN Toti marketing, Carol Mathews, MWN Toti Sales Manager, Travis Clarke, Kingsway High School teacher Sithembiso Gumede, pupil Matthew Phillips and teacher Gideon Cordier. Photo: Supplied

Kingsway High with the parts of sports equipment sponsored by Mark White Nissan Toti (from left) MWN Toti marketing, Carol Mathews, MWN Toti Sales Manager, Travis Clarke, Kingsway High School teacher Sithembiso Gumede, pupil Matthew Phillips and teacher Gideon Cordier. Photo: Supplied

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GIVING back to the community and being more than just a business is something car dealership, Mark White Nissan Amanzimtoti (MWN Toti) considers a priority and through the year and half they have been open, the dealership has grown this community footprint.

Their “Change your Wheels, Change a Life Campaign”, where they strive to give away at least one wheelchair a month, and, partnering with Prima Care Homecare and Clinic Furniture­ P/L to supply wheelchairs at significantly reduced costs, has changed the lives of many.

Passionate about helping the community, the dealership recently chose three schools to sponsor sports equipment to. The schools, Amanzimtoti High School, Kuswag Skool and Kingsway High School were asked to provide them with their sports “wish lists”, that were then given­ the equipment they asked for. Among other sport equipment received were volleyball nets, rugby booster balls, netball post protectors and netball poles.

It did not end there. Amanzimtoti Primary School received a sponsorship of back packs for the first rugby team and Toti and Scottburgh rugby clubs are part of MWN Toti sponsorships.

Increasing their support for education, the dealership also sponsored an advert in the programme for the drama­ production of Les Misérables, performed by Amanzimtoti High pupils­, and towards the headmaster conference.

Toti residents also benefit from MWN Toti community service, in the sense that any Toti community member purchasing a vehicle in the Toti CCPO area get their membership paid for six months.

The car dealership now has their sights set on the Toti Golf Club.
“Having been approached by the owner of the ProShop at Amanzimtoti Golf Club, Nico Vogel, to sponsor prizes­ for monthly events, we decided to sponsor R1 000 towards the Sundowner­ Golfing Day, held on the first Friday of every month,” said Erwin­ Vermaak, MWN Dealer Principal.

All players playing in this particular Sundowner day need to be present at prize giving at 6pm for a lucky draw and the winner wins R1 000.

“The odds to win with say 50 players are really great and we wanted to sweeten the pot, so if the winner is not present at the draw, the money rolls over to the next month, which is what happened last month. So at the next event on 3 June, the prize money is R2 000,” Vermaak said.

“We would like to grow this event really big and include surprises to make it more exciting,” he added.

Vogel said he is thrilled with the outcome of the first event and the club had already seen a significant growth in participants.

Interested parties can contact the ProShop at 031 902 4144 or to book they can email nico@wenprokzn.co. za

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