It was a great moment for City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) as they were able to donate funds to three major charities for the first time since April 2019. An accumulated figure of R194,500 was donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), R135,000 to the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa, and
R95,000 to Food and Trees for Africa, totalling R424,500.
The pandemic played havoc on the regular flow of donations to charitable organisations, as corporates grappled with the challenges of severe lockdowns and resulting trading restrictions. They are delighted to pass on the accumulated donations on behalf of the Group. Guests booking on their website (www.clhg.com) to stay at any of our 59 hotels have the option of ticking a donation box for either Hospice or Food and Trees for Africa, and the Group makes a donation on their behalf. The Cuppa for CANSA drive sees funds collected from guests purchasing a cup of coffee at our 23 Road Lodges, which is collected on behalf of CANSA.
The donations were made at a celebratory breakfast at City Lodge Hotel Fourways, attended by representatives from the three charities as well as senior managers from their support office.
They have an extensive corporate social responsibility programme aimed at helping people and the planet, some as national Group initiatives and many others managed regionally by each hotel general manager to benefit local communities.
Charities at a glance:
CANSA has been a leader in the fight against cancer in South Africa since 1931, offering a unique,
integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. Its mission is to enable
research with regards to lowering cancer risk, educate the public regarding symptoms, screening
and risk reduction, and provide care and support to all people affected by cancer. For more
information go to www.cansa.org.za.
Food & Trees for Africa addresses food security, greening, natural resource management and
sustainable business; education and training of learners, teachers, and communities; promotion
of environmental activities, sustainable economic development and enhanced livelihoods; and
building capacity and skills within agriculture, urban forestry and climate change adaptation. For
more information go to www.trees.org.za.
Hospice has as its mission promoting quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement
for those living with a life-threatening illness by supporting member Hospices and partner
organisations. For more information go to www.hpca.co.za.