Swinging for St Vincent’s Golf Day
It is so easy to take our senses for granted. We can only truly appreciate them when they are gone. This is something the headmistress of St Vincent School for the Deaf, Ingrid Parkin, experienced when she lost her hearing at the age of seven in a car accident. Amazingly, her challenging journey has led her to be passionate about ensuring that all the children at her school are not marginalised and are given equal opportunities to live a full life.
One of the gaps that St Vincent School for the Deaf identified as affecting their students, is transport. Every day the students need to get to school and back home safely. This is where Publicis Machine wanted to step in to make a difference.
With a clear goal of improving the transport situation for the students of St Vincent, the team at Publicis Machine organised a fundraising Golf Day and auction at the Bryanston Country Club on Wednesday 18 October to raise money. Publicis Machine is contributing the R60 000 raised during the Golf Day toward buying a bus for St Vincent, to ensure the students are safely picked up and dropped off after school.
Kate Mapham, Head of Talent at Publicis Machine sums it up: ‘It is such a privilege to play a part in enabling children to travel to school to learn, develop and grow. The team at St Vincent School for the Deaf are so passionate and dedicated, it is both amazing and humbling to be involved. Thank you to all those who contributed to make this such a success. See you all next year.’