Nelson Mandela Day 2016 - 67 Minutes for Madiba

Mandela Day - Hollywoodbets

Hollywoodbets Teams around South Africa celebrated Mandela Day by spending 67 minutes to improve the environment and assist the people in their community. These are the pictures from our team giving back, and honoring the legacy of Tata Madiba.

Hollywoodbets Team Support with the Dolphins at Umlazi Comtech - Mandela Day - 67 Minutes
Hollywoodbets and Sunfoil Dolphins team up to renovate Umlazi Cricket Club in honour of Nelson Mandela Day

This Mandela day a group of Hollywoodbets team members and Sunfoil Dolphins staff and players got together at Umlazi Cricket Club (UCC). Their goal was to renovate the clubhouse and turn it into a top-class facility. They did this by working together to give it a brand new coat of paint inside and out, and by installing a new kitchen sink and counter as well as a water tank and lights.

Over 80 people from the two teams worked together leaving the clubhouse in great shape! UCC staff members were thrilled with their newly renovated facilities.

Star Bar and Café did their part by feeding all of the hungry workers at the end of the day and Spur and Coo-ee also came on board, feeding over 1 000 of the local school’s pupils during their break time.

With such a great response from Team Support this year we are already looking forward to next year’s Mandela Day! This was the perfect way to celebrate Madiba’s memory.

Jerry Sikhosana’s Winter Games

Our brand ambassador Jerry Sikhosana also did his part by hosting the Winer Games tournament for young soccer players at the sports field where he played growing up. The youngsters had a great time and many of them were exposed to a proper tournament for the very first time. The winning teams won soccer kit and training gear and talent scouts also came out to spot upcoming talent during the tournament. The final was played on Saturday the 16th of July in honour of the upcoming Nelson Mandela Day. Over 48 teams took part in this great event and Hollywoodbets supported Jerry all the way!

Each of our regions also got involved in Mandela Day in their own special way.

Team members from Polokwane went to visit the Creative Kids Early Learning Centre to have a party with the kids and play some games with them. They also delivered some toys and treated the children to snacks, drinks and cake.

Hollywoodbets Polokwane at the Creative Kids Early Learning Centre - Mandela Day - 67 Minutes

A group of team members from the Middelburg branch visited Gogo Nancy Day- and After-Care Centre. They had a wonderful time and treated the children to a fun party in honour of Mr. Mandela’s birthday.

The Hollywoodbets Middelburg team at Gogo Nancy Day & After-Care Centre - Mandela Day - 67 Minutes

The children from Mpumelelo Day Care Centre were thrilled to receive party packs and lunch from  team members who visited them on Mandela Day. A group of team members from Kempton Park, Newtown Mall, Alberton and Brakpan visited the children.

Hollywoodbets Gauteng team spent time with the children at Mpumelelo Day Care Centre - Mandela Day 2016
Eastern Cape
Happy Home, a home for children with disabilities, was very happy to receive a visit from Hollywoodbets Mthatha team members who prepared and served lunch to the kids. They also read stories to the children and played with them.

Team members from PE visited two organisations: Healing Minds Community Services and We Care. They delivered some essential groceries as well as blankets to the homes.

Team members from the Estcourt branch visited Weenen Combined School to deliver some much-needed sanitary towels to the girls. The girls were very grateful to receive this essential gift.

Hollywoodbets Estcourt team Team on Mandela Day 2016 purchased sanitary towels for the girls at  Weenen Combined School
Children at the Umhlathuze crèche enjoyed celebrating Madiba’s birthday with team members from Empangeni and Richards Bay. The children loved the cake they received on the day and they were also very grateful for the food parcels that were delivered.

Hollywoodbets Empangeni & Richards Bay at Umhlathuze Creche - 67 Minutes - Mandela Day
Lakehaven Children’s Home recently suffered a terrible tragedy so team members from the Hollywoodbets Pelican and Park branches went to visit the home. They delivered special care items that were requested by the home’s staff to help meet the children’s needs during this difficult time.

Western Cape
Team members from Mossel Bay visited Mickey Mouse Crèche to have lunch with the kids. They also delivered some educational toys that the kids can use on a daily basis.

Hollywoodbets Mossel Bay team at Mickey Mouse Creche - Mandela Day - 67 Minutes
The Hollywoodbets Mossel Bay team spent #67MinutesForMadiba with the children at the Mickey Mouse Creche. Toys, lunch, and cupcakes were enjoyed by the children.

Streets in Wynberg were left cleaner on Nelson Mandela Day thanks to the efforts of the Wynberg team. Everyone worked together to help clean up the streets in their community. Hopefully

The Hollywoodbets Wynberg Team and Wynberg Improvement District - Nelson Mandela Day - 67 Minutes

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