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Charity Mile aids Charities

Monday, November 9, 2020

On Monday morning, November 9 some of the 16 charities that benefit from the recently run Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile were visited and presented with cheques, ranging from R50 000 to R150 000 depending on what position each charities affiliated racehorse finished in the race.

The biggest recipient was the Peermont Lesedi Programme – Electrical which received a cash injection of a whopping R150 000 after this worthy causes linked horse, Hudoo Magic won the race. Here one of the Lesedi Programme learners, who will benefit from this donation, Siphosethu Pemba (right) is pictured with the cheque at P&T Technology in Wadeville where she is receiving her training to qualify as an electrician from P&T's training facilitator, Paul van Eeden (left). The Lesedi Programme gives deserving Ekurhuleni youngsters the opportunity to learn a trade giving them a valuable qualification that will enable them to become economically active, either by finding a job or starting their own business.

The Lesedi Programme – Air Conditioning finished second in the race and receives a financial windfall of R100 000. Here two of the students who will benefit from this donation, Katleho Sebola (left) and Paris Tjabadi (second right), both of Tembisa are pictured with the Lesedi Programme's Acting Manager, Makomane Ntabo (second left) with the cheque at the Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Academy in Chloorkop where they are currently learning a trade giving them a valuable qualification that will enable them to become economically active, either by finding a job or starting their own business. With them is the Academy's Training Manager, Grant Laidlaw of Kempton Park.

Animal Allies based in Lyndhurst received a cheque for R75 000 after this worthy causes linked horse, You can’t hurry love, finished the Charity Mile in third place. Here Emperors Palace’s Lee Hermann of Centurion presents Animal Allies’ Karen Chitongo of Sharonlea, who is holding rescue dog, Lucy, with the cheque.

The Peermont Education Trust’s (PET) affiliated horse, Tree Tumbo finished fourth which resulted in a R75 000 windfall for the Trust Acting Trust Manager, Makomane Ntabo received the cheque on behalf of the Trust from Emperors Palace’s Lee Hermann at the Palace of Dreams.

The Highveld Horse Care Unit in Meyerton that received R50 000 after the horse affiliated to the Unit, Zillzaal, finished fifth in the Charity Mile. Here Emperors Palace’s Lee Hermann (left) is pictured with the Unit’s Theresa Hodgkinson (MD), Tsepho Msiza (Junior Inspector) and Dunmore Gonoya (Junior Inspector) after presenting them with the cheque. With them is Romantic Era one of the thoroughbred racehorses currently undergoing rehabilitation at the organization.

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