The Nederberg Charity Auction, which is held every year once the main auction has come to an end, raised an astounding R 1,01 million for this year’s charity beneficiary, sp(i)eel….

Nederburg Charity Auction

The Nederberg Charity Auction, which is held every year once the main auction has come to an end, raised an astounding R 1,01 million for this year’s charity beneficiary, sp(i)eel. Roland Peens, who directs the annual charity auction, said how he couldn’t ‘thank the generous bidders enough for their incredible support’.

sp(i)eel, a local non-profit organization, offers an alternative to psychological therapy in the form of creative arts therapy to communities throughout the Cape Winelands. The co-founder of sp(i)eel, Marlize Swanepoel, was left speechless after Roland’s hammer went down on the donated wines at R 505,000. To everyone’s surprise, Distell agreed to match the total sum, doubling the charity donation and bringing the total to R 1,01 million.

We are overwhelmed by the response,’ a shocked Marlize managed to say, ‘and because we work with the health and wellbeing of children, their parents and teachers, it is possible for [these] contributions to have a lifelong impact on the farming communities in the Winelands.

The Auction Manager Dalene Steyn hopes that this year’s unprecedented donation will set a new benchmark for future beneficiaries. To read the full story, visit www.nederburgauction.co.za.

2017 Nederburg Charity Auction

 

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