DURBAN corporates have come out in full support for The Association for the Aged’s (Tafta) 60th anniversary commemorative Golf Challenge at the Durban Country Club on 10 May. Tafta Council Chairman, Wicus Jacobs expressed the association’s gratitude at having received such widespread support from those who have registered teams to play and sponsored various holes at the fundraising event.
“The support we’ve received for such a worthy cause is overwhelming. Our elders are becoming the forgotten generation. Within the pressures of daily life, we fail to maintain these bonds and the inevitable loss of knowledge and life-skills that come with the older generation, are lost too. But Tafta is working hard to go beyond the role of providing shelter and care for this generation,” he said.
According to Jacobs, their commitment to encouraging the establishment of a society that embraces the value of elders is admirable. “I believe an opportunity like the Golf Day and other fundraising events is the perfect platform to encourage corporates, including society in general, to get involved with what this wonderful organisation does. Become involved in the emotional nourishment of Tafta’s elders by engaging with them and help preserve their dignity into their golden years by supporting initiatives led by Tafta in future,” said Jacobs.
Jacobs, who has been involved with the organisation for several years as a volunteer and now serving as Chairman, said he was proud of the range of services Tafta offered to the community, with its outreach footprint being far greater than most NPO’s in KwaZulu Natal. The Tafta tournament, which will be a 4-ball format, tees off at 11am on Thursday, with proceeds for this year’s event once again benefiting Tafta’s hot meal provision service; the Meals on Wheels programme.
“Escalating food prices is always a challenge and we are looking to communities and corporates to help us extend our reach to elders who are constantly in need of our care by participating at the golf event or through sponsorship,” said Tafta’s Income Development, Marketing and Public Relations Divisional Manager Gail Samuels.
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