Stalker Hutchison Admiral is a proud South African company with a multi faceted approach to our role as corporate citizens of the community. All to often, CSI projects are one-off initiatives. This means that the beneficiaries of the support only get momentary relief from the daily hardships they may be faced with. That’s why at SHA, we believe in establishing long-term partnerships with many of the charities and NGO’s we’ve had the pleasure of working with.
Of course donations and financial assistance are always much needed but we also believe that the most valuable gift we can give is our time. That’s really how our relationship with Frederic Place has progressed over the past year or so. It all started with some assistance with groceries and now our staff make regular trips to the home to visit with the senior citizens who reside at the facility. Sometimes a quiet conversation (and the occasional sneaky manicure) seem to be all that are needed to brighten up someone’s day although a warm cup of tea and some cake don’t go to waste either.
In 2015 we also adopted a pre-school in Kya Sands. A group of volunteers visited the school on a monthly basis for the morning and we do some sort of activity with the children in line with their theme.
We were very excited for Aubrey when he was nominated to attend the Enrichment Tour to Germany, Switzerland and France in August. Aubrey is not only a brilliant student but he also excels on the sport field, having represented his school at cricket, rugby, soccer, athletics and mountain biking.
Aubrey has been selected to play first team rugby this year and was chosen to represent Pecanwood College on their Sport Tour to Europe in April. All of us at SHA are proud of his achievements and wish him well.
Each year SHA supports the CANSA shavathon. On Friday 26th February we hosted our own mini CANSA shavathon where staff had the option to spray or cut their hair for a donation and the not so adventurous could purchase a ribbon. The staff raised R2 267.50 which was matched by SHA so CANSA received a donation of R4535.