Temple golf day triumph

2018-09-13 06:00
PHOTO: areshni perumal Temple members congratulate the two winners of the golf day who both walked away with wireless speakers.

PHOTO: areshni perumal Temple members congratulate the two winners of the golf day who both walked away with wireless speakers.

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MAHA Vishnu Temple hosted their annual golf day on Sunday at Port Shepstone Country Club.

Golfers commended organisers on a well-planned event. After an early tee-off, players set off for the 18 holes. Golfers were welcomed by members of the temple at watering holes, where snacks and drinks were provided. “We had a great game of golf, the weather was beautiful and we were surrounded by many friendly faces. I am definitely looking forward to being part of the next golf day,” said Sbu Ntozakhe, one of the winners.

Ntozakhe and Wonder-boy Nxumalo finished off with 52 points in first place. After the prize-giving presentation players and supporters were treated to a meal. At 6 pm the host of people gathered outside where a beautiful set-up was organised for those who wanted to light a candle in memory of loved ones who were lost while fighting cancer and for those who are currently fighting cancer.

Temple members sold candles during the course of the month and a portion of donations were given to CANSA South Africa. The candle-lighting ceremony began with a brief talk on some of the current issues that are being faced, which was done by Sesethu Senene of CANSA South Africa.

“After being diagnosed with cancer patients normally seek help from government hospitals and clinics, for a long time cancer patients were put on waiting lists before receiving their treatment. Due to old and broken machinery very few patients were able to receive treatment on time.

“CANSA is a non-profit organisation that depends on fund-raising projects and awareness campaigns to maintain health programmes,” said Senene.

“Recently CANSA requested funding from the Health Department which we have received for the fixing of medical machinery related to all types of oncology.

“At the moment we’re trying our hardest to ensure that patients are receiving treatment on time,” said Senene.

She said CANSA also has a home where patients are housed and are taken to for treatment. At the home they are provided with meals and a place to stay and all the funding raised by the organisation goes to community projects such as these.

“CANSA relies on fund-raising projects. Thank you Maha Vishnu Temple for your generous donation to our organisation,” said Senene.

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