GrandWest Casino Shows Corporate Responsibility with Donation to Schools
While South African brick and mortar casinos are popular for providing local players with fine gambling entertainment and the chance to win jackpots, it’s heartwarming to read that many of these properties take their corporate responsibility very seriously.
A case in point is GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, Cape Town’s premier casino and one of Sun International’s flagship properties. Recently, it was reported that GrandWest provided an Elsies River school with nearly R75,000 to make sure that hundreds of pupils are well fed daily.
GrandWest adopted Valhalla Secondary School’s feeding program for the coming academic year. The casino has also contributed generously towards building a new kitchen facility for the school.
“We have provided Valhalla Secondary in Elsies River with R74 250 to ensure that the 165 learners on the school feeding programme are provided with nutritious meals daily, as well as R200 000 towards supplying and installing a container to be used as a kitchen,” said GrandWest general manager Mervyn Naidoo.
“Due to Covid-19 and the downturn of the economy, there are so many more learners needing nutrition at schools, and GrandWest is pleased to be able to feed hungry young mouths.”
The impressive initiative is thanks to a partnership between GrandWest and the Peninsula School Feeding Association which feeds thousands of hungry school children every day.
Building a kitchen at the school will enable staff to provide much needed nutrition to underprivileged pupils, giving them a better chance to concentrate on their schooling and thus giving them a better chance in life. The kitchen will be equipped with a double sink, stainless steel worktops and windows.
A word about GrandWest Casino
GrandWest Casino is the largest entertainment destination of its kind in South Africa. It boasts a world class casino that is open seven days a week. Both smoking and non-smoking gaming facilities are available, incorporating 2,500 smart card slot machines, over 75 premium table games and a Salon Prive in a luxurious gaming area.
Due to corona restrictions, GrandWest Casino is open daily from 8.30 am until 8 pm.