A cheque of R375,000 was handed over to breast cancer awareness charity PinkDrive following Pink Day held on 5 December 2013 at the 1st Momentum ODI at Bidvest Wanderers.
The Pink Day campaign was another successful partnership between Cricket South Africa (CSA), the Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB), Momentum, Bidvest and SAB.
The Castle Lager Proteas who played in pink, ran up a steady run rate to bring the match donation tally to R207,200 from sixes, fours and their winning run rate . Although not victorious on the day, India’s sixes and run rate contributed too. From runs and hits Bidvest have donated R120,000, Momentum R30,000 and SAB Castle Lager R57,200. Momentum had promised R100,000 for any direct hit on the inflatable ‘M’, but when neither team rose to the challenge, Momentum was happy to donate the full amount to this worthy cause bringing their donation total to R130,000 for PinkDrive.
A big thank you goes out to all fans and supporters who contributed on Pink Day. Close to R43,000 was raised by fans who bought pink memorabilia at the match, donated at the stadium or via the PinkDrive sms number. R20 donations can still be made by sms-ing PinkDrive to 40158.
The cheque was handed over to Noelene Kotschan, director of PinkDrive, by Charlene Lackay, head Momentum External Communications, Sikender Wadvalla, Gauteng Cricket Board board member and Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive of CSA. The cheque was handed over at the third Momentum ODI against India at Supersport Park, Centurion on Wednesday 11 December 2011.
Bidvest is an international services, trading and distribution company, listed on the JSE, South Africa and operating on four continents.
Bidvest employs 105 000 people worldwide, but the company’s roots remain South African.
In a big business environment Bidvest runs their company with the determination and commitment evident in a small business heart. Bidvest believes in empowering people, building relationships and improving lives. Entrepreneurship, incentivisation, decentralised management and communication are the keys.
Bidvest subscribes to a philosophy of transparency, accountability, integrity, excellence and innovation in all their business dealings. Bidvest turn ordinary companies into extraordinary performers, delivering strong and consistent shareholder returns in the process. But most importantly, we understand that people create wealth, and that companies only report it.
Momentum is an integrated financial service provider, offering a variety of financial solutions to the South African market, on the African continent and to global investors. Momentum offers solutions and advice, on health, wealth, retirement, investment, employee benefits and long and short-term insurance.
Momentum’s purpose is to enhance the Financial Wellness of all South Africans; with the right plan in place, we want to empower families to become financially secure.www.momentum.co.za
Momentum is a member company of MMI Holdings Ltd, the third largest listed insurance company in South Africa. MMI Holdings is the merged entity of Momentum and Metropolitan and is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE).www.mmiholdings.com
South Africa’s best loved Breast Cancer Community Carer, PinkDrive is the indispensable, tangible breast cancer public benefit organisation powering South Africa’s first mobile PinkDrive mammography unit and PinkDrive educational unit through South Africa, driving home the message that early detection of breast cancer saves lives.
PinkDrive has performed more than 5,000 mammograms, 57,000 clinical breast examinations and has educated more than 80,000 South African women about breast cancer prevention.
Find out more about PinkDrive on www.pinkdrive.co.za