Old Muirite supports SPCA from abroad

2015-04-30 06:00

“Mark Simms – what does one say about such a unique individual?”

These are the words of Deirdre Swift from the Uitenhage SPCA management board who said they were hard pressed indeed, to find the right words to thank Mark for his continued support of the organisation and his concern for the welfare of the animals in the shelter.

“Despite living abroad in Indonesia, Mark has continued to support the organisation both financially and in an advisory capacity for many years.

“Particularly commendable was his immediate response to the appeal to the public for assistance with the organisation’s veterinary bills earlier this year. His compassion for animals in need was truly demonstrated by his actions and is greatly appreciated by all at the SPCA,” said Swift, who acts as the Treasurer of the Uitenhage SPCA management board.

Mark matriculated from Muir College in 1979, where he had an illustrious and impressive school career and excelled in many areas. He left South Africa in 1997, travelling to Indonesia to conduct a security management training program for an international conglomerate, and has been there ever since.

After travelling extensively through South East Asia he finally settled in Jakarta in 2007, where he is currently the Director of an Australian based electronics security company.

“Mark’s generosity and compassion is not only limited to the SPCA. He spends much of his spare time involved in fund-raising for orphanages and sports development for the Indonesian youth. He further arranges regional sports events for expatriates and to ensure he remains on top of his game, plays golf and social cricket.

“As an organisation, we are extremely honoured and proud to be the beneficiary of, and affiliated to, such a remarkable and selfless individual,” said Swift.

Mark Simms indeed is an ambassador for the community and Muir College to be proud of as well

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