Golf day raises money for animal welfare

The Animal Rescue Organisation’s annual golf day was held at the King David Mowbray Golf Course.

A golf day fund-raiser, held at King David Mowbray Golf Course on Friday May 7, brought in almost R50 000 for the Animal Rescue Organisation (ARO).

The R49 500 was down from the R75 000, which the event brought in when it was last held in 2019, but according to ARO vice chairperson Avril Thomas it is better than they had hoped for.

The annual event didn’t happen last year because of tighter Covid-19 restrictions, and this year there were 18 teams, down from the 27 that took part in 2019, according to ARO chairwoman, Geraldine Schiffee, of Constantia. She thanked everyone who supported the event.

The ARO is a non-profit organisation that offers a welfare veterinary hospital service in the metropole’s poorer communities.

The organisation suffered an armed robbery in January but more recently it acquired a new vehicle that it uses to pick up animals to be sterilised.

The ARO will hold it annual general meeting at its premises at 5 Olieboom Road, Ottery on Saturday May 29, at 10am. Contact the organisation at 021 396 5511, or visit for more information.

Volunteer Di Longmore from Constantia, chairperson Geraldine Schiffee from Constantia, vice chairperson Avril Thomas from Constantia and volunteer Valerie Elder from Observatory.
Enjoying wine tasting from Tierhoek Wine and Kaapse Liqueur, are, from left, Stuart Hunter of Somerset West, Gary Greenstone of Hout Bay, James Gibbs from Durbanville and Peter Sturke from Bergvliet.
Animal Rescue Organisation board member Kim Lancaster from Constantia with marketing manager Teagan Schwerin from Durbanville.
Keanan Heyns of Southfield and Ian Solomons of Kuils River, missing their teammate Edgar Kock who could not make it for the first time since the fund-raiser started 15 years ago.
Joffvre Duminy of Plumstead, Daniel Smith from Tokai and J P Duminy from Plattekloof.