By Isaac Maregele | Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc
At the beginning of the national lockdown, a number of our designated charity organisations were forced to ponder how they would “keep the lights on” and continue to support their beneficiaries. Indeed, the members of the IIWC similarity had to brainstorm creative and novel ways to raise funds and uphold the commitment of donating to our 2020 charities.
We are approximately five months into South Africa’s national state of disaster (and, at the time of writing this, Day 145 of the national lockdown). Despite the immense challenges posed by increased economic strain and the undeniable personal and emotional turbulence present in each of our lives at this time, the members of the IIWC have shown that we are stronger together.
Together, since the launch of the Covid-19 Charity Challenge in July 2020, we have raised an amount of R 160 000.00, nearly 32% of our target total of R 500 000.00. By “we” I mean you, the individual and corporate members of the IIWC. This is over and above the donations raised for Mdzananda Animal Clinic through the virtual pop-up quizzes that challenged our general knowledge and egos.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to each insurer, broker, supplier and individual who dug deep and chose to assist those members of our society who are in dire need.
By the same token, we will continue to challenge those who have not yet donated to do so. Every bit of support is appreciated.