The first annual Cancer Charity Golf Day, hosted by putcomafani Consulting, took place at East London Golf Course last Friday.
The golf day was started by Putco Mafani in 2014, while he was based in Port Elizabeth, together with his wife, Bongiwe.
“We felt at we needed to do something and get involved with creating awareness about the type of cancers there are,”We also thought to introduce to the community,” Mafani said.
The Childhood Cancer Foundation (Choc) East London was the golf day’s chosen beneficiary.
“I was invited to a Choc golf day a while back and I was touched by their promotional video.
“To prepare for this golf day, we were able to collect enough funds from sponsors such as Alan Gray and Nedbank for promotional material and a sum to handover to Choc,” Mafani said.
Choc regional manager, Debbie Kleinenberg said the relationship formed went goes beyond the money raised.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be a beneficiary of this initiative and appreciate the relationship and generosity of Putco and Bongi Mafani.
“There are also wonderful opportunities to partner with the Mafani Foundation to ensure t we create cancer awareness and early warning signs education,” she said.
Mafani’s drive to educate and create awareness about cancer stems from having lost losing his brother to cancer in 2010.
“I saw how my brother suffered, the myths involved when it comes to cancer and he was scared.
“Unfortunately, he did not take care of himself, things were already too late when he reached stage 4.”
Choc received a cheque for R30,000 from the Mafani Foundation.