Mall never stops giving

2017-04-18 06:01
Cynthia Gilbey excited with her win.

Cynthia Gilbey excited with her win.

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IT was a great first year for the Upper Highway community as its one-stop destination shopping mall, Watercrest Mall, has never stopped giving back.

From cars, groceries, cash vouchers to CSI initiatives the mall has made its community a number one priority.

The year started with a bang in January when Upper Highway residents Cynthia Gilbey and Ncamisile Zuma were randomly drawn as the first two winners of the Watercrest Mall Grocery Giveaway competition. They each won R12 000 in mall grocery vouchers.

Then there was Gogo’s Day and with the help of mall tenants and centre management, The Robin Hood Foundation hosted 15 gogos from the Inanda community, supported by the Sethani Organisation, who gave them a day of VIP treatment.

The aim was to honour these gogos as outstanding women in their communities for what they do. The gogos started their day with breakfast, being pampered with manicures, went shopping, received gifts and ended off with a pizza lunch.

Each gogo shopped up a storm at Checkers with RHF volunteer personal shoppers and filled their trolleys with essential grocery items.

The gogos, most of whom had never visited a mall before, were overwhelmed as they left with happy tears, big smiles and overflowing trolleys.

In celebration of Mandela Day, Watercrest Mall visited the Mazarat Rescue kennels to
donate 80kgs of dry food, 110 food tins and nine beds. The Watercrest staff took time to walk the rescue dogs and getting to know each of their personalities.

In keeping with their spirit of giving back, the mall partnered with the Organ Donor Foundation to encourage shoppers to sign up to the national organ donor registry. As an added incentive Watercrest Mall donated R50 on shoppers’ behalf for the first 200 new registrations. Two hundred new members signed and Watercrest Mall donated R10 000 to the foundation.

Christmas was also a blast at the mall as they held a draw for the “Win a Car for Christmas” competition on December 23, 2016.

Deejay Deon Govender entertained and was the MC for this much anticipated event.

There was great excitement as each of
the 10 finalists took their turn to open the
Mahindra Kuv 100 with their randomly selected key.

Eventually Sheila Arendse’s key opened
the vehicle to great applause from the

Watercrest Mall would like to thank the public for their support over the past year and will continue to be the community’s mall of choice for years to come.

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