Andrew Mentis Charity Drive

In line with the laid down aims and objectives of our Club the Andrew Mentis Endowment Fund was created to channel the funds generated for distribution to charitable causes and assist those persons, regardless of race, colour or creed, in a less fortunate position than ourselves

The fund was started by Andrew Mentis, a Nomad Founder Member in 1967 in Gauteng and he still contributes personally to the fund every year.

Each member club forms an Andrew Mentis sub-committee, which is chaired by the Vice Captain and is specifically tasked to co-ordinate activities aimed at raising funds for the fund. Monies raised are donated to a pre-selected charity that operates within our own geographical area, in the form of tangible asset upon which the Nomads emblem is displayed. The culmination of activities where the handover to Charity takes place is the annual Andrew Mentis golf day which is also open to the public by invitation. This gives invited guests, including women and juniors an opportunity to experience the Nomadic camaraderie and purpose at its finest. Nationally, since inception, the Andrew Mentis Endowment Fund has raised and donated in excess of R 20 million to charities.

Getting involved in the annual Andrew Mentis drive for funds is a basic Nomadic responsibility. This involves entering the various draws at the monthly games, donating prizes won as well as sponsoring holes at the annual Andrew Mentis Day.

PREVIOUS BENEFICIARIES

1968 - SA Nursing Association
1969 - SA Paraplegics
1970 - Boys Town / St Giles Rehab Centre
1971 - National Sea Rescue / Sanatarama Cancer Resarch
1972 - S A Nursing Association / Blind & Physically Disabled Society.
1973 - Southern Cross Fund
1974 - Physically retarded & mentally handicapped children
1975 - Old age homes
1976 - Lucigen home for children
1977 - Chatsworth Cheshire Home
1978 - Cerebral Palsy – New Wing
1979 - St Martins Home for Boys / Natal Mercury Children’s Home
1980 - Natal Kidney Association / Gijima Primary School Lamontville
1981 - John Peattie House Hall – Pmb
1982 - Tafta – New vehicle
1983 - Natal Surf Lifesaving
1984 - Highway Hospice
1985 - Tape Aids for the Blind
1986 - Addington Cancer Clinic
1987 - Fulton School for the Deaf
1988 - Browns School for Cerebral Palsy
1989 - Sunfield Home for the Handicapped
1990 - Natal Society for the Blind / Natal Aid Association
1991 - Wylie House for Girls
1992 - Highway Hospice
1993 - Tafta – St Martins Village
1994 - Natal Kidney Association
1995 - Childline
1996 - Natal Cerebral Palsy Association
1997 - Natal Kidney Association
1998 - Tafta
1999 - Care for the Aged – Pmb District
2000 - Open Air School
2001 - S A Red Cross Society
2002 - Childline
2003 - Sunfield Home
2004 - Ass. for the Physically Handicapped
2005 - Bill Buchanan Home
2006 - Pathways/Sunfield Home – Pmb
2007 - St Thomas Home for Children
2008 - Bill Buchanan Assoc for the Aged
2009 - SPCA, Greyville Shelter, Pathways
2010 - Childline KZN
2011 - Howick Hospice /Fulton School for the deaf / Micah 6 / Orphan Aid
2012 - Keep the Dream Foundation / Child Welfare Vryheid / C.R.O.W . 
2013 - Mooi Hawens Frail Care and Whizz Kidz
2014 - Kloof Rest Home and Tuinsig Centre For The Aged
2015 - Ithemba Lethu and Careways
2016 - Nhlangano Primary School; Westville Babies Home and Durban Mental Health
2017 -  KZN Quad Para Association

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