Marthie O’Callaghan (front) with Alichia Dalea; Dalene Minnaar; Elizabeth Bartie and Daleen Slabbert.

Local golfers open their hearts for a good cause

Posted in Sport by Anchen Coetzee on 10 February, 2019 at 7:49 p.m.

MBOMBELA - The Marthie O’Callaghan Golf Day, which was recently held at the Mbombela Golf Club, was a huge success and a lot of fun was had by all.

Event organisers Elizabeth Bartie, Daleen Slabbert, Alichia Dalea and Dalene Minnaar said they were overwhelmed with the support they received from businesses and individuals from the Lowveld and surrounding areas.

The aim of the day was to raise funds for the treatment of Marthie O’Callaghan, who suffers from Motor Neuron Disease (MND), the same condition that claimed the life of Joost van der Westhuizen.

Up until November 2016, when the official diagnosis was made, this mother of two led an active lifestyle which included various sport-and-outdoor activities. Funds raised on the day will be used to help cover the costs of O’Callaghan's treatment.

“We would like to thank each and every person who donated, played and just supported our Marthie O’Callaghan golf day. You made a difference!” said Slabbert.

Elizabeth Bartie said a special thank you to Elaine Blignaut for giving the golfers from Gauteng a special rate at the guest house, A Tua Casa.  

To read more about Marthie O’Callaghan, click here.

Sponsors of the Marthie O'Callaghan Golf Day (in alphabetical order) 

Africa InTouch News     Ambassador Foods     A Tua Casa     
BestDrive     BJ Groep / Group     BODYtwenty     Bosvelder Pub & Restaurant     BUCO
CarSource     Cicada Restaurant     
Fine & Country     
Granite Brothers CC     
Hairhouse Warehouse     Haval     Heino Granite     Hinterland     House of Class     
Ice Cream & Dreams     Iqela Liquor     
Komati Fruit     Kwanyoni Lodge     
Lowveld Canvas & Shades     
Mad Sisters     Marios Butchery     MRA  Insurance Brokers    Mr Price     
Hoërskool Nelspruit     NTT Toyota  
Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge     
Pisane Lodge     Platsak Liquor     Praid de Peixe     
Rent Care Realtors     Riverside Panelbeaters     Rooikat Liquors     
The Pro Shop     The Training Edge     
Wholesale Event Liquor     Witbank Abatoir Factory Shop



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