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Quiz night raises funds for four-legged friends in Mbombela

On top of the funds raised for SPCA Nelspruit, the donors pledged to refurbish the shelter and to install an alarm system.

The Green Lizard Guest House and The Pub teamed up for a charity drive to support the SPCA Nelspruit during The Pub’s regular quiz night on November 29.

The goal was to collect donations such as dog and cat food, blankets and anything that can make a difference for the animals at the shelter. According to one of the organisers, Mart Marais, R16 300 had been collected between the Green Lizard and Mediplus.

“The rest of the funds were raised at The Pub, and the big total was approximately R34 000. We also auctioned off one of our deluxe rooms for a weekend at the guest house.”

She said as businesses, they realised they were a part of the community and had to give support to make a difference.

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Stuart Graves, Mariëlle Graves, Annelize Maré, Chané Piek and Murray Millin.

“We try to support various charities throughout the year, and when we saw the SPCA Nelspruit was drastically in need of food, relying on the community’s help, we decided to support our four-legged friends. This was our opportunity to step in. Everyone at the Green Lizard and Mediplus are animal lovers and always try to rescue or help all kinds of animals where we can.”

Many Lowvelders attended the quiz night, and some brought dog and cat food to donate.

Back: Jacky and Alex Garoufalias and Nicola Coborne. Front: Mare Derfoldy, Michael Nel and Christi Jackson.

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The fundraiser also attracted an anonymous donor that undertook to repair the shelter’s air conditioner as well as its electric fence, to ensure that the property is more secure. Techno Security Force also pledged to install an alarm system.


Erin and Tamzyn Pelser, Jesse and Ethan Streak and Tracy Pelser.
Renier Roux, Charlita Cordeiro and Karyn Kruger.
Ella Grobler, Arno van Eck and Barnard Janse van Rensburg.
Justine and André Barnard, Herman Schutte and Simoné Botha.

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