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, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.animalrescue.org.za for more information.