Goldfields Casino – making a difference in the Welkom community
Goldfields Casino employee volunteers have been very busy over the last few months, doing what they enjoy doing most – making a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate than themselves. From supplying food to the needy to upgrading facilities for underprivileged children – the Goldfields team never stops caring.
Bronville Old Age Home
The Goldfields Casino team delivered a variety of tins of food, blankets, sugar, tea and coffee to the Bronville Old Age Home in May. Bronville was officially opened in 1986 and later became a safe place for many physically disabled people. As a result, a decision was made to open the home to both seniors and disabled persons.
House of Hope
In June the Goldfields Casino team provided assistance to the House of Hope. Their baby room roof was leaking, and babies were being affected by the dampness. The Goldfields Casino maintenance team was sent to assist with repairing the leak. Early next year Goldfields will sponsor the venue, food, sound, lighting and décor for the House of Hope Auction. The aim of this event is to raise funds for the resident children at the home. The organisation was launched in 2004 in response to the ongoing deaths of abandoned, neglected and orphaned babies. It has since expanded to become a beacon of hope to children in crisis in the Goldfield’s community and beyond. Formally known as House of Hope Community Life Development, it now consists of five well-established projects which all focus on investing in the lives and dreams of children.
Holy Grace Crèche
The Holy Grace Creche, home to many underprivileged children, was in desperate need of general maintenance. To celebrate Mandela Day Goldfields Casino employee volunteers fixed the leaking roof, painted the walls and fixed the wiring to make it a safer place for the children to play and learn.
Griffins High School Rugby Tournament
Goldfields Casino employee volunteers packed and supplied lunch packs consisting of soft drinks, fruit, a hamburger or hotdog for the all-important Griffons High School rugby tournament in September. The children thoroughly enjoyed their lunch packs and the love and kindness shown to them by the Goldfields team.
Edmund Rice School
Every month Goldfields Casino sponsors school fees for six children whose families are struggling financially, to give these children hope for the future. Goldfields also supports them by buying their stationery, as well as school uniforms. Edmund Rice is a small academic private school that mostly educates children from rural and poverty-stricken areas.
General Manager of Goldfields Casino, Odelia Sharp proudly commented: “Goldfields Casino is truly privileged to be able to extend acts of kindness to these very deserving organisations. Community development is an important aspect of what we do as a business. If everyone gets involved and helps where they can, we can truly make a difference.”