What people say….

I understand that the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day was, once again, a resounding success. Even an unwelcome contribution from the English weather couldn’t dampen an outstanding day.
I just wish I could have been in the country and able to attend this year to personally help and join in the fun!
A huge well done to you, your team, and to Nedbank. 
Sustained success such as this stems from great organisation and sheer hard work. Hats off to you all for the remarkable contribution you continue to make to improve the lives of many thousands of South Africans who really needed your help.

Alan Gilbertson

Director, Food Forward SA (formerly FoodBank SA)

Congratulations on organising another hugely successful golf day! We had some great feedback from the golfers and our volunteers really enjoyed helping out. I was very impressed by what Bernadette had done with the frames to make the auction prizes look so good. We are very grateful we are able to be part of such an important event, and thank you for translating the impact the money raised will have on the children Starfish cares for so clearly in your speech.

Elinor Middleton

Starfish Greathearts Foundation

I want to say a big thank you for having me at the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day. Despite the weather I really enjoyed the company and taking the mickey out of Kevin Pietersen is always fun!! Let me know if I can be of use in any future events as keeping up the South African connection is always good.

Nick Compton

Former England Cricketer

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for the most amazing day on Friday – what a success and considering the weather everything was managed to absolute perfection from beginning to end! You should be proud at what the team achieved. THANK YOU

Mike Butler

McDonald Butler Associates

Thank you for a fantastic day on Friday. It was a brilliantly organised event with so many highlights. It was a testament to the strength of the day that the weather was barely even a factor. The course(s) are also fantastic. I liked the Old Course so much that I bid for the 4 ball in the auction so I’ll be back again soon! I can’t begin to imagine what putting together a golf day on that scale takes in the way of organisation, commitment and passion. Incredibly impressive and inspiring. And most importantly raising all that money for such great causes. Congratulations and thanks once again. I hope to see you again next year.

James Kibbey

Black Shark Media

Just a quick one to say thank you so much for a wonderful day on Friday. I know most won’t appreciate the levels of work that go into organising such a day, but having obviously seen you regularly in the build-up, I’m aware of what a monumental effort it all is. And it is definitely worth it, especially for the worthwhile causes the day supports. Despite the weather being drab in the morning, we all had an amazing time from start to finish. So thank you for again. We’ll definitely be back next year

Henry Nash

Octagon Sports Management

Well done Geoff and the team. Brilliant day despite the inclement weather You are all amazing the way you organise this huge event every year for such a great selection of charities. I felt most honoured to sit at the main table with the High Commissioner and Mike Brown (CEO Nedbank Group). We all had a tremendous time despite my rather erratic golf and the weather!

Lord St. John of Bletso

On behalf of Kevin Pietersen and I, we want to thank you all so much for the invite to attend the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day last Friday at Burhill. The day was great, brilliantly organised and lots of fun and hopefully you raised lots of money?

Richard Logan

CEO KP24 Foundation & former Nottinghamshire & Hampshire cricketer

Just a quick note to thank you for an amazing day on Friday. I know how much effort events like this take and how much time and devotion go into them. The whole experience was first class and a privilege to be a part of. Although I’m not sure my golf, at any point, was a privilege for the Course! Thanks again and I look forward very much to enjoying the snooker in York which I successfully bid for!

Matt Bailey

Octagon Sports Management

The Nedbank South African Golf Day is one of the best golfing outings you could wish to attend. There is a great spirit to the whole event and always something exciting going on……..….brilliant golf courses at Burhill, a mid-afternoon Sports Celebrities Q&A with sporting stars with a South African connection, (a golf show from me!), a proper braai (BBQ) all day long and an evening of fantastic entertainment. All the while, an enormous amount of money is being raised for deserving causes in South Africa. It is an amazing feat to pull this all together but Geoff Johnson and his team succeed every single year – congratulations!

Jeremy Dale

Trick Golf Shot Artist

I just wanted to drop a note of thanks for having Octagon at the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day on Friday. It was an absolutely fantastic day and evening. It is clear a lot of work goes into the organisation and it all ran extremely smoothly despite the weather so many congratulations there. You are doing such great work and I wish you all the best in the future, particularly raising such a significant amount of money that makes a huge difference in people’s lives that need it.

Chris Gratton

Group Director, Octagon

Quotes from 2015….

A quick thank you for Friday’s Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day at Burhill Golf Club.  What a logistical task you’ve taken on there!  To organise Castle Lager, boerewors and South African sunshine was simply fantastic. Thanks for a great day and apologies for not being able to stick around longer – hopefully next year…

Heath Harvey

CEO, Saracens Rugby

I just wanted to thank each and every one for the great day on Friday.  I thought that the day went exceptionally well and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope that you did too and that the evening events went very well.  It will be excellent to be able to support this great cause/day again next year. Thanks again and all the very best.

Nick De Waal

Golf Development Manager, Chaka Travel

A brief note to acknowledge what a tremendous day the team arranged for the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day at Burhill. To manage such a number of golfers is no easy task, the welcome that all players received was first class as was the BBQ food and all other arrangements and entertainment provided.  Warmest congratulations on a great day and all that you do to promote and support the charities involved. Best regards.

Ben Carroll

Trustee, The David Rattray Foundation

I want to congratulate the whole team for another brilliantly hosted Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day. Very well done.

Cobus Visagie

Springbok rugby player

Just a quick note to congratulate you on yet another wonderful golf day. Also to thank you for the hard work the organising team have again put in to deliver such a smooth operation.  I have had only fantastic feedback from the guests of Nedbank and everyone I interacted with.  You all deserve to take a proper break now.

Johan van Zyl

UK Country Head, Nedbank Group