Sasol hands over cheque to Cansa

The purpose of the CANSA Shavathon is to show support to those affected by cancer.

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The Bulletin Newspaper
Front - left: Sina Breet, Christine Leaf, Maggie Radebe, Ntombi Macheke, Elaine Wildey, Gisele Bosman, Rethabile Ndjibu, Rencia Scholtz, Pearl Nale. Back - left: Illse Cooper, Mpume Mdakane, Henriëtte Nel, Sizakele Masilela

On Tuesday, 27 March, Sasol handed over a donation of R60, 000 to the local Cancer Association. The funds were raised through its employee volunteering initiative, Sasol for Good, where employees heartily participated in the CANSA Shavathon campaign that ran from 01 – 02 March 2018.
The purpose of the CANSA Shavathon is to show support to those affected by cancer. Over the past seven years, Sasol Secunda employees have actively participated in the annual Shavathon by shaving, spraying their hair and donating funds. This year’s campaign was mostly exciting as one of Sasol employees, Tanya Toerien, a team assistant from Supply Chain, donated her hair during the event. She had been growing it for three years with the sole intention to donate it to CANSA.
CANSA uses donated hair to make wigs for women undergoing chemotherapy. Tanya was inspired by her sister, Angelique, who has done the same several times. “My hair is now shorter than shoulder length, but it can grow back. I am honoured to help cancer patients in this manner,” said Tanya.
The local CANSA representative, Giséle Bosman, expressed her gratitude to Sasol for the donation and mentioned that the donated money will enable them to render the basic care and support services to patients in the community.
“The amount raised is evidence that Sasol and its employees are committed in making a difference in people’s lives, through support of various initiatives that are implemented for the benefit of communities around its operations,” said Rethabile Ndjibu, Senior Manager Communication and Brand Management, Sasol Secunda.

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