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Rugby legends make guest appearance at LWOH golf day

Three former Springbok rugby players and World Cup winners took part in the Living Waters of Hope golf day on Tuesday, 6 March.

Jaque Fourie, Japie Mulder and Pieter Hendriks are well known for their heroics in the green and gold on the rugby field.

However, they have decided it’s time to do their part by giving back to those who need it most.

Former Springbok Japie Mulder enjoyed the chance to play golf for a cause at the LWOH golf day. From left: Johan Schoeman, Japie Mulder and Alma Fourie. Photo: Blake Linder.

Japie and Pieter have long since retired after their remarkable triumph as part of the Springbok team at the 1995 IRB Rugby World Cup, and both enjoy golf.

Jaque, who was a member of the Bok team that won the 2007 IRB Rugby World Cup, still plays rugby and has recently signed a contract with the Western Force in Australia as player/ coach.

The three South African rugby legends and World Cup winners Jaque Fourie, Japie Mulder and Pieter Hendriks who took part in the golf day. Photo: Blake Linder.

“I was at the gym when I was asked if I would like to be a part of this golf day,” Jaque said. “I simply knew I had to, because it’s for a good cause and there are a lot of people who need help they aren’t getting.”

This was the second golf day Living Waters of Hope (LWOH), an NPO founded in 2016, was hosting to help raise funds towards their charity and the organisations they support. The NPO will use all funds raised towards establishing a centre in the Princess informal settlement where the children can study and do their school work.

The format was fourball alliance with the scores of all four players in a team counting on the par threes and only two counting on the par fours and fives.

Another former Springbok, Pieter Hendriks took part in the Living Waters of Hope golf day. From left: Alma Fourie, Pieter Hendriks and Magda Schoeman. Photo: Blake Linder.

First place on the day went to the team of Louis Levin, Claasen Meiring, Sarel Emmerick and Steyn du Plessis, who scored a total of 113 points.

LWOH is also constantly in need of support due to the vast extent of the work they do and the many people they support.

Members of Living Waters of Hope were delighted by the turnout for the golf day. From left: Magda Schoeman, Johan Schoeman, Alma Fourie and Hester Levin. Photo: Blake Linder.

Their projects range all the way from caring for the elderly to providing year-end food parcels at schools.

The number of projects this NPO undertakes is astonishing, and if you would like to lend a helping hand, feel free to contact their secretary Hester Levin on 082 490 5998, or via email at hesterlevin@vodamail.co.za.


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