Practical Publishing, the Africa Print Expo organisers, handed over R10 000 to Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) on 13 September, as part of its Step up for charity challenge, in which the company, together with Oasys Exhibitions, Lodge Security, In House Exhibitions, Be Bold Consulting, Maizey Plastics and Roland, pledged one cent for every step taken at the Expo (22-24 August).
Each participant wore a pedometer to measure their steps. Over one and a half million steps were taken during the expo and a total of R15 201 was raised.
Rotary is an organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It supports the NSRI, which is run by 980 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year. The NSRI education arm, called WaterWise Academy, teaches children what to do in an emergency and gives them the confidence to initiate basic bystander CPR while they wait for the ambulance to arrive.
Practical Publishing is also handing over a cheque of over R5000 to the Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre, which was established with the aim of educating the public to promote awareness of the raptor species and their plight as a growing endangered species.