Cape Point Route received this annual request for prizes for the golf day that raises funds for Quenton Steele – can anyone assist? Would be appreciated….
Dear Tourism/Accommodation Partner,
For the past 13 years, some members of the Fish Hoek community have organised a golf day to raise funds for Quenton Steele, a local father and husband, who became a quadriplegic and ventilator dependant, as a result of a rugby scrum accident in 1997.
13th Year Quenton Steele Benevolent Fund Golf Day
Friday 21st October 2011 Clovelly Country Club
Quenton Steele, a young husband and father suffered a devastating spinal injury while playing rugby 13 years ago.
Imagine… You are confined to a chair. All you can move is your head. You breathe with the aid of a ventilator through a hole in your throat (trachea). You are completely dependant on others to scratch your ear; wipe your nose; remove a mote from your eye; loosen your clothing when you are too hot and to feed you.
These, without mentioning the more personal needs, are a few examples of Quenton’s dependency on others. Besides his family he needs at least two caregivers to meet his basic requirements and to help him live a life as normal as possible under the circumstances.
The funds raised from the golf day will be used to assist the family with the enormous cost of daily care and the maintenance of his Microbus, which is his only means of transportation.
Thank you for taking the time to participate in an opportunity to encourage a brave man to continue to enjoy his life as a father and husband under difficult conditions.
An annual golf day is being held on Friday 21st October 2011 at Clovelly Golf Club to raise funds for Quenton which enables him to have 24/7 care.
My appeal to you is for the donation of prizes in any form or kind to assist this fund raising effort. ( All proceeds go directly to Quenton)
Although the majority of the 160 players on the golf day are from Cape Town, offers of accommodation, safaris, meals, activities, free entrances, etc. from anywhere in the country are most welcome and add value and enjoyment to the day for the competitors, and all contribute to raising money for Quenton’s Fund.
All donations received will be acknowledged in the days program and the local newspaper and any advertising material you provide with your prize will be made available to the 160 golfers and the many partners/friends that attend on the day.
Some donations of prizes in value of R 1500 and higher, will be auctioned by a professional auctioneer to the highest bidder at the prize giving dinner function after the golf, attended by over 200 persons .
All moneys raised go directly to the Quenton Steele Benevolent Fund and any surplus above the R140000 per year required for Quentons 24/7 care, is given to other less fortunate rugby players with similar injuries..
Every person involved in organising, voluntarily, gives up many hours of their time to ensure that the golf day is a success and that the required finances are raised, annually, for Quinton’s continual well being .
As the golf day is less than 3 weeks away, the organizing committee is now desperately in need of prizes and or items to be auctioned.
Kindly contact me via email if you are able to donate a prize or send accommodation vouchers, and your brochures, that you wish to be displayed and distributed to more than 200 people on the golf day ,to:
Barry Edkins (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Or phone Barry on 021 715 1509 to arrange for collection of prizes.
I and the trustees, will personally acknowledge all donations received via this appeal for this worthy but tragic cause, and also ensure that your brochures and businesses will be distributed and marketed on the golf day.
PS: Kindly advise me on the value of each donation so that they can be correctly allocated, either as prizes or to be auctioned at the prize giving function and thereby raising additional funds to support Quentons needs.
Donations of 1, 2 or more nights accommodation, tours, discounted meals, or activity entrance vouchers valid for any area of South or Southern Africa, are most welcome.
Many thanks for your attention and your possible donation.