Raised money for community
Online PR News – 27-November-2015 – Johannesburg – Bakwena’s annual Potjiekos Competition, held last month at the Voortrekker Monument Cultural and Picnic area in Pretoria, raised over R34 920 for three community projects situated along the N1N4 toll route.
Bakwena is dedicated to uplifting the communities that reside along the N1N4.
The handover to the charities took place on Monday the 2nd November and the three organisations that benefited from this year’s potjiekos were President Kruger Children’s Home who received R11 640 as well as some stationery donated by G4 Civils, Trust Hope Faith Youth Development Organisation who also received R11 640 as well as stationery donated by Bakwena and lastly Solidarity “My Held” who received R11 640.
This year’s competition brought industry stakeholders together to enjoy a fun day of friendly rivalry with an amazing 25 teams taking up the challenge. The event was an opportunity for all the participants to interact and network while working towards a cause relevant to them all.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Bakwena’s finance team, the event ran smoothly from start to finish. However, none of it would have been possible without sponsorship from generous donors, including V & V Consulting, WBHO, Talisman Wonderboom, Hassims Supply Store, Warmbad Grassny Dienste, Ras Appliances, Pink Drive, Nameplate, Bigen Africa, Carstens Elektries, Radium Garage and Phiriphiri Security.
The competition itself was close and the judges had a tough time choosing between the delicious potjies on offer. However, a decision had to be made and the team from Bigen were announced as the first prize winners, followed by National Asphalt in second place and Scan RF who came in third.
“Bakwena is grateful to all the volunteers, participants and donors for making the day such a success,” says Charmaine van Wyk, spokesperson for Bakwena, adding “We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s event.”