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Cape Town goes Greek for CSR

Annie Wakefield
Digital Marketing Manager
30 March 2009

In 2007 the Tamar offices in London and Cape Town collectively raised over R300 000 to build a Grade R classroom block at Vuyani Primary School in Guguletu, which meant building two classrooms and six toilets to accommodate 60 pupils, and a new playground.

Last year the Cape Town office returned to pave 110 square metres around the classroom, previously an empty sandy area, and to install security gates.

Continuing in the same vein, this year Tamar is planning to provide the children at Vuyani with bookshelves in all the classrooms, some see-saws in the playground and a shaded cover over some outside seating near the playground.

We have been to visit the school a few times to take measurements and discuss the schools needs with the Headmaster, and the children have recognised the team and are already excited and looking forward to our weeklong visit in June.

In order to do the work that is so needed at the school, we are raising funds again, and we have a variety of initiatives which aim to raise the funds. One of these fundraising events will be a fabulous evening of Greek food, entertainment and dancing in April.

Leesia’s Greek Restaurant in Rondebosch will host us for the night, and provide Greek dancing lessons as well as a yummy three course Greek buffet – for just R150 a ticket. Anyone  is welcome to join us on the night, as long as you're in Cape Town, so please feel free to send an email to elizabeth.okes@tamar.com for more details and to secure your seat/table on the night.




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