Actors contribute to charity at ABSA Wynsaal
Last edited: April 12, 2011
Posted by Business and Arts South Africa
ABSA has shown its commitment to the arts and its support of local
communities by hosting a hugely successful charity evening at the Absa
The glitzy event was attended by several characters from the popular
Afrikaans television series 7de Laan, who strutted their stuff on the
catwalk to huge applause, with proceeds going to charity.
Characters like Zinzi, Felicity, San-Mari, Annelie, Xander, Bernard, Sanjay
and Lukas showed off their modelling skills by wearing garments from the
show. Revellers then had the opportunity to purchase some of the clothes at
a reasonable price. Proceeds went to a local charity organisation.
Absa General Manager for Sponsorships, Lynn Naude, was delighted by the
successful nature of the event.
Â³Absa is a staunch supporter of the arts. The Absa KKNK is an important
sponsorship for us, just like our other sporting properties like the
Springboks, Bafana Bafana, the Absa Premiership and the Absa Currie Cup.
Part of our strategy is also to give back to all the communities that we
interact with and I am delighted that money raised from the function at the
Absa Wynsaal could benefit local charities and also the community of
Oudsthoorn,Â² said Naude.
Some spectacular evening gowns, worn by actresses on the show, were also
auctioned off. Â³I am really pleased at how the people of Oudshoorn have come
out to support this eventÂ², added Suzette Celliers, Provincial Head of
Marketing and Communications in the Eastern and Southern Cape.
Â³More than R22 thousand rand has been raised from the event and we aim to
sell more clothes from the 7de Laan actors for the duration of the Absa
KKNKÂ², said Celliers.
The Absa KKNK ends on 9 April.
The Absa Group Limited (Absa), listed on the JSE Limited, is one of South
AfricaÂ¹s largest financial services groups offering a complete range of
banking, assurance and wealth management products and services. Absa's
business is conducted primarily in South Africa. It also has equity holdings
in banks in Mozambique and Tanzania and representative offices in Namibia
At 31 December 2010, the Group had 718, 2 million shares in issue and a
market capitalisation of R 100, 5 billion. The Group had assets of R716, 5
billion, 11, 8 million customers, 8 963 automated teller machines and 36 770
Absa is a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC, which holds a stake of 55, 5% in
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and
commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and
investment management services with an extensive international presence in
Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.
For more information, please visit the Absa website: www.absa.co.za
Exp Sponsorship (on behalf of Absa)
Tel: 0 11 549 5340 or Mobile: 082 467 5009
For more information, please contact:
Absa Sponsorship Manager
Tel: 011 350 2308 or Mobile: 082 339 4273