PHOTO CAPTION: The City Lodge Hotel Group donated a total of R403 200 to CANSA, Hospice and Food & Trees Africa. Pictured (back, from left): Munnick Marais (CANSA), Robyn Hills and Chris Wild (Food & Trees Africa), Bulelani Kuwane (Hospice); (from, from left); Zuki Jantjies (divisional director: sales and marketing) and Tony Balabanoff (divisional director: operations).
As part of its extensive corporate social responsibility programme, City Lodge Hotel Group donates a sum of money annually to worthy causes, with guests directing the group where to donate on their behalf. This year, three charities each received a cheque from CLHG at a special breakfast held at City Lodge Hotel Fourways – the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa and Food & Trees for Africa.
A total amount of R403 200 was paid out to the three charities – R180 200 to CANSA, R132 000 to Hospice and R91 000 to Food & Trees. The breakfast was attended by directors and general managers from CLHG, representatives of the non-profit organisations and suppliers, including Ciro that donates time and product to the Cuppa For CANSA initiative, which is promoted at the 22 Road Lodge hotels.
“These charities are dear to our hearts and hotels. We feel honoured to be associated with them and clearly our guests feel the same way,” says Tony Balabanoff, divisional director of operations.