Putting for the police
The South African Police Service (SAPS) certainly raises some controversial discussions when mentioned in conversation, but this institution ensures that our country is kept safe … A mammoth task. The South African division of Cummins is lending the SAPS a helping hand by donating R115 000 to the Alexandra Police Station in Gauteng.
The funds were raised at the engine manufacturer’s golf day, held at the Modderfontein Golf Course, on September 26. The money will be used to build guard houses outside the police station and to repaint the parking area as the station has a number of parking-related challenges due to poor markings.
Cummins SA Power Generation sales engineer Darrel Moodley notes: “We are exceptionally pleased with the strong turnout and generous donations received from all of our guests on the day. Without them, this annual initiative would not be possible and we are grateful for their ongoing support.”
He points out that the Cummins Golf Day initiative started in 1998 as part of the Business Against Crime initiative. “The Cummins partnership is the only one (out of 24 original partnerships) that still exists today and, following its enormous support and success, a Section 21 Company has been registered to ensure compliance and proper management of all the funds raised.”
Moodley adds that Cummins is already looking ahead to next year’s fundraising projects. “We hope to install a lift at the police station to provide greater access to the disabled. What’s more, the child protection unit is on the second floor and a lift will provide improved access to children too.”