Nedbank

South African

charity golf day

FRIDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2024
FOXHILLS COUNTRY CLUB

Through our fundraising efforts from our annual golf day, we aim to provide ongoing financial support for sustainable, multi-purpose and life-changing projects that will simultaneously nurture holistic childhood development and help to end the poverty cycle in vulnerable communities in South Africa.

The day is organised, administered and supported by the South African Need In Trust (SAINT)

GOLF

Whether you’re a serious golfer or just enjoy playing the game, join us for a day on the picturesque Longcross Course at Foxhills Country Club, raising funds for those in need.

CHARITIES

Every child deserves to live a life with dignity experience a warm, safe home with access to good nutrition, medical care and holistic education.

SPONSORS

We value our Sponsors and supporters who have helped us raise almost £4 million for our chosen charities over the past 29 years.

gala dinner

Not a golfer? Join us in the evening as we end the day with a gala dinner, featuring a three-course silver-service dinner, entertainment and live auction.

Entry Fees

ONE FOUR BALL – £1 600

or

INDIVIDUAL GOLFER – £400 

Nedbank SA Charity Golf Day

Costs include:
♦ Bacon Bap/ Vegetarian option
♦Tea / Coffee 
♦ 18 holes on the LongCross Championship Course
with food and beverages during your round 
♦ Silver Service three-course Gala Dinner
♦ Live Entertainment and prize-giving

A Gift Bag consisting of:
♦ Abacus golf shirt, long sleeve fleece
and holdall sports bag 
sponsored by
NEDBANK
♦Abacus golf cap for men,
visor for ladies 
sponsored by
NEDBANK PRIVATE WEALTH
♦ Golf balls & Water bottle
sponsored by
NEDBANK PRIVATE WEALTH 

DINNER GUEST ONLY – £125

Cost include:
♦ Silver service three-course Gala Dinner
♦ Live entertainment

At the Gala Dinner you will have an opportunity to make a difference in a disadvantaged South African’s life by bidding on auction items such as holidays abroad, unforgettable experiences and beautiful art.

14 + 9 =

The event has been one of the largest of its kind in Europe with around 360 golfers and 500 Gala dinner guests, including partners and non-playing guests. For the 2023 event it became necessary to stage a smaller event as we were restricted to using one golf course. The same format will apply this year with a shotgun start followed by the Gala dinner.

Venue

Discover one of the UK’s most celebrated golf resorts with three highly-regarded courses with remarkable countryside views and Clubhouse.

Foxhills Club & Resort is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just outside of Woking. Foxhills is near the M3, M25 and just 20 minutes drive from Heathrow airport.
ADDRESS: FOXHILLS COUNTRY CLUB, Stonehill Rd, Ottershaw, Lyne, Chertsey, KT16 0EL 

Golf

The Golf will be with a shotgun start at 11:30. The required handicap for men is 24 and 36 for women.
Players must comply fully with the club dress code, both on and off course.

There will be numerous sponsored prizes for competitions: nearest the pin on all par 3 holes, straightest drive and also a prize for the longest drive.

Registration

On arrival, you will be greeted by our team of volunteers, who will guide you to the registration area within Foxhills clubhouse. Your team members will be confirmed, and if you are the team captain, you will receive your team’s electronic scoring device kindly supplied by VPAR. You will also receive a generous gift bag comprising golf apparel and equipment supplied by Abacus of Sweden, supplier to both Ryder and Solheim Cup Teams plus, Titleist golf balls and various other items kindly provided by our sponsors.

GALA DINNER

At 7pm, we will be hosting a three-course silver service dinner with entertainment. Our gala dinner provides a great opportunity for networking and/or entertaining clients, colleagues and friends.  We hold an incredible live auction during dinner proceedings as well as a silent auction throughout the day which enables you to bid on a variety of highly sought-after items and allows us to raise much needed funds for our charities.
The dress code for the dinner is jacket and tie / cocktail dress.

Supporters and sponsors  have helped us to raise close to £4 million for distribution to our chosen charities over the past 26 years. We intend to raise even more money this year to help vulnerable children in South Africa by improving their education, health, housing and sporting facilities as well as assisting the disabled. These areas are the main criteria for selecting charities we support.

In 2024 we will be supporting the following charities:

 

Thanks to the generosity of the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day, the FW de Klerk Foundation was able to support the following organisations in 2021: Cape Town
Society for the Blind, Iris House Children’s Hospice, Life Choices and National Institute for the Deaf.

In 2022, the Foundation will use funds received from the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day to continue to offer support to organisations making a real difference in the lives of children with disabilities and youth from disadvantaged communities. There are many wonderful charities working daily to improve the lives of their disabled and/or disadvantaged beneficiaries, most of whom have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Foundation would love to extend a helping hand to these organisations, to enable them to make a life-changing difference to not only the young people under their care, but also their families. The work done on a daily basis by these organisations makes a meaningful impact on the quality of life of hundreds of very special young people.

The funds received from the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day have been allocated to GH-CFA’s Greening Young Futures Initiative which is a youth empowerment  project benefiting vulnerable youths from the local communities neighbouring conservation areas.
Our long-tern vision is to foster personal empowerment in vulnerable youth through education and skills development, and create tangible opportunities for these youth to thrive and pursue their aspirations.
The Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day funding is contributing towards the nurturing of vulnerable youth to become economically empowered and environmentally conscious citizens. Every year, we host a transformative youth development program at Nyosi Wildlife Reserve. Twenty participants from neighboring communities—KwaNobuhle, Greenbushes, and St Albans—are carefully chosen to embark on the month-long Employability, Wellness, and Leadership Training course.
Participants in the Siyazenzela program not only acquire job-ready skills but also undergo personal growth and introspection. The program’s core aim is to guide young individuals from unemployment towards meaningful employment, offering them vocational training and pathways to opportunities such as job placements, higher education, or entrepreneurship ventures.
Covering themes of emotional, social, occupational, financial, physical, and environmental wellness, the Siyazenzela curriculum is holistic in its approach to youth development.
A pivotal aspect of the program is the Wilderness Trail—an immersive experience that taps into the transformative power of nature. Here, young participants discover their inner strength and resilience, laying the groundwork for a stable and empowered future. This wilderness journey instills a deep appreciation for nature’s value and instills a sense of stewardship, empowering youth to positively influence others with their newfound knowledge.
Each year, two exceptional graduates of the youth development program are selected for transformative six-month internship at Nyosi Wildlife Reserve and we facilitate the job interviews for our remaining graduates. These efforts embody our commitment to providing tangible benefits to communities involved in wildlife conservation.

Masicorp is a non-profit organisation working in the education sector in the severely disadvantaged community of Masiphumelele, in Cape Town South Africa.
 
Funds received previously through the NSACGD (R233 000) went towards funding Learning Labs and after-school activities at Ukhanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele.
 
Here, children receive extra Maths and English support and also have the opportunity to attend chess, spelling and Maths competitions after school. In total, nearly 600 children attend these Learning Labs each year, as well as a  further 250 who attend after school programmes. Due to COVID-19, children at Ukhanyo have not been able to attend school every day. During this time, attendance at the after-schools clubs has doubled as    children seek out a   safe space in the afternoons, where they can join in on fun and educational activities.
 
Funds raised through the NSACGD in 2022 will once again help Masicorp to continue the work taking place in the Learning Labs, as well as providing opportunities for children through after-schools clubs and chess.

We are greatly honoured to have the support of our wonderful sponsors. Nedbank has been our title sponsor since 2012 and been an amazing support through all the years.

TITLE SPONSOR:

SUPPORTED BY:

MAIN SPONSORS:

OUR HISTORY

2024 marks the thirteenth year of Nedbank being our title sponsor and we are delighted to announce that we will be staging the event this year at FOXHILLS COUNTRY CLUB

Although this is the 26th official South African Charity Golf Day, the event dates back 29 years when Geoff Johnson organised relatively small golf days for South Africans between 1994 and 1997. This prompted the idea of having a larger, charity golf day. Geoff and a few enthusiasts organised the first South African Charity Golf Day at Mentmore in 1998 where it was held annually until 2002. The event then moved between Moor Park, Foxhills, Stoke Park and back to Foxhills from 2006 till 2013. From 2014 till 2022 Burhill Golf Club and in 2023 Essendon Country Club was our host. This year Foxhills Country Club will be our host.

Nedbank’s position as the leading golf sponsor in South Africa has been achieved through the iconic Nedbank Golf Challenge; now into its 4th decade, and they have been our title sponsor since 2012.
Our event is generally accepted as one of the largest of it’s kind in Europe with 360 golfers and 500 Gala Dinner guests which includes golfers partners and additional dinner guests. The late South African President, Mr FW de Klerk, joint Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1993 with the late President Nelson Mandela, remains the Life Patron of the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day.

Celebrities have most appreciably participated through the years – including former Springbok rugby captain Francois Pienaar and former South African cricket captain, the late Clive Rice, who not only played in the day, but also formed a trust for the first five years with Geoff and distributed funds towards sport for children in South African townships.
Several sponsors such as SAB Miller and Callaway have also contributed to the success of the event over the years. The generous donation of airline tickets by British Airways, Virgin and SAA has always added much needed revenue in auctions at the Gala Dinners. Every year the golf day promotes tourism to South Africa through prizes and auctioned holidays mainly sponsored by the Mantis Group.

OUR VISION

Our vision is a South Africa where every child lives a life with dignity, experiences a warm, safe and loving place to call home and has access to good quality nutrition, medical care and holistic education.

 

ORGANISERS & ADMINISTRATORS

SOUTH AFRICANS IN NEED TRUST (S.A.I.N.T.)
          “Each One, Teach One”

Registered UK Charity No. 1192321

TRUSTEES
Geoff Johnson (Chair)
Bernadette Washer
Eugene Kinghorn
Vicki Blair
Zulandi van der Westhuizen

NEDBANK SOUTH AFRICAN CHARITY GOLF DAY – ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Geoff Johnson – Founder & Chair
Bernadette Washer – Charity Liaison & Contracts
Carlo Lourenco – Nedbank Wealth Management
Eugene Kinghorn – Finance, Systems & Budgeting
Glen Corbett – Nedbank London
Ian Thomas – Branding, Program & Printing
Janet Broadhurst – Raffle Sales & Volunteers
Margo Thomas – Website, Branding, Registration
Vicki Blair  – Volunteers & Sponsors
Zulandi van der Westhuizen – Evening Gala Dinner
Bobby Skinstad – Former Springbok Rugby Captain
Andre Venter – Former Head SuperSport SA
Andy Stubbs – Formerly of DP World Tour 

 

OUR MISSION

Through our fundraising efforts from our annual golf day, we aim to provide ongoing financial support for sustainable, multi-purpose and life-changing projects that will simultaneously nurture holistic childhood development and help to end the poverty cycle in vulnerable communities in South Africa.

LIFE PATRON

,THE LATE PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK
South African President 1989 – 1994
Joint winner Nobel Peace Prize 1993

In 2023 we invited Mike Brown who vacates the position of CEO Nedbank Group on 31st May this year, to be our Patron.