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Nelson Mandela Charity Golf Day 18 July 2018

Nelson Mandela Charity Golf Day 18 July 2018

2018 Summary:

 

Optical Alliance in conjunction with the University of Johannesburg, Optometry Department, hosted a Charity Golf Day at the Observatory Golf Club on Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

This day was organized in memory of the 100th birthday celebration of Mr Nelson Mandela. Three children’s homes were invited for eye testing to the venue and golfers, optometrists and suppliers were playing golf, buying four balls and hole sponsorships to raise money at the day.

During the course of the day Optometry students screened the kids on autorefractors supplied for the day by Eurotech Optical Suppliers and tested by Optometrists, Faiza Dawood (private practice Amalgam JHB), Ingrit Metsing (UJ), Ntombi Zitha (private practice Centurion Pretoria), Olga Manitshana (private practice Soweto), Shaym Narsi (private practice Rosettenville), Yasmin Ahmed (private practice Sandton), Yumna Mahomed (private practice Florida), and Zaheera Dadoo (private practice Fourways), offered their services for the day. 79 Children from the age of 18 months to 18 years were tested and 39 of these kids will be supplied with free frames (sponsored by iWear House, Safilo and Sightique) and free optical lenses (sponsored by Hoya). Each child also received a free pair of quality Polaroid sunglasses (sponsored by Damar Optical).

This day was supported by Optical and non-Optical companies by the means of playing golf, sponsoring holes and prizes for the day.

All had great fun with the auction of rare memorabilia’s, like a match cricket ball signed by Ricky Ponting during the test in 2005, a match rugby ball, Blue bulls Thembelani Bholi’s match jersey, signed Stormers rugby jersey, etc. sponsored and compiled by Coenie Beukes.

We were pleased to announce that about R40 000 was raised for the children’s homes which will be donated to the schools when the spectacles are dispensed together with a blanket pack will be given to each child which has been initiated and managed by Roelize Meyer from ARC personnel.

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