Financial boost for Domino Foundation from Tour Durban 2017
Durban – Following another successful edition of the aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers, in April, the race was able to hand over a significant cheque with R 175 000 to the Domino Foundation – the races major benefactor – on Wednesday.
The Domino Foundation have done great work in and around the greater Durban area in trying to support local communities uplift their residents through many projects that include assistance with their education.
It is mainly aimed at young people and through the help of the race, as well as aQuelle and Bridge Fund Managers, they have received a monetary donation that is over four times the amount they have received in previous years.
“Our sponsors essentially enable us to make these much needed donations which has been incredible,” Tour Durban’s Mike Lewis said. “They have been such an important part of the race this year and for them to come on board and support the Domino Foundation like they have we are incredibly grateful.”
Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Fund Managers Mark Logan commented that despite their late decision to present the race it was a decision they are happy they took.
“It is an absolute privilege for us to contribute to the Domino Foundation,” Logan said.
“What we like about the foundation is who they support and the way that they go about it and they make a huge impact on our society.
“If we can help them going forward that would be incredible for us.”
The Domino Foundation have had many success stories including the story of Sifiso Hlongwa, who rode the 2017 aQuellé Tour Durban and was present at the cheque handover.
“These donations might seem small with relation to the amount of people that need support but the donation is massive for the communities.
“By changing just one life, we can change a whole community,” Hlongwa stressed.
More information can be found at www.tourdurban.co.za
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