Meals on Wheels supporter and The Association for the Aged’s (Tafta) Golf Day participant Gavin Melvill, of Melvill Equipment Group Africa (MEGA), is urging other golfers to join the line-up at the annual fundraiser, to be hosted at the prestigious Durban Country Club on 16 May 2019.
Melvill, who previously volunteered as an assistant on the Tafta meals on wheels programme through his membership in the Umhlanga Roundtable, a non-political, non-denominational association of young men between the ages of 18 and 40 who participate in projects aimed at providing a service to communities in need, said:
“In my youth I volunteered through the Roundtable on the Meals on Wheels programme and developed a good understanding of the need in the ageing population for a service like this one. We came across older people who were on a very small tight fixed income, others who had suddenly fallen on hard times, and others who truly had no-one to take on their care.”
“These experiences were life changing and they keep you grounded and makes you appreciate life so much more. To those considering participating in the Tafta Golf Day but have yet to make the commitment, I know that R4 000, or a R1 000 a player could be considered significant, but so is the difference your involvement could make in the life of the programme’s beneficiaries,” Melvill concluded.
The tournament, which will be a 4-ball format, tees off at 10.56 am and entrance fees at R1000 a player include a lunch, greens fees, and a glamorous Durban Country Club dinner. Prizes include those for longest drive prize, closest to pin, a surprise auction envelope, a lucky draw and more.
All proceeds for this year’s event will once again go towards Tafta’s hot meal provision service; the Meals on Wheels programme.
“Meals on Wheels provides nutritiously prepared meals to Elders, both in Tafta homes and in the community, who are housebound or who no longer can cook for themselves. They are ready-to-eat meals, which are conveniently delivered to the homes of the elderly or housebound, and provide them with the essential nourishment that they require,” said Tafta’s Income Development, Marketing and Public Relations Manager Gail Samuels.
Corporate, individual, and team sponsorships opportunities are also available. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.