Kemtek hosted a Hats, Heels and High Tea charity event on 30 October at their Johannesburg offices to raise funds for two charities close to their hearts: the Breast Health Foundation and the Brave Bag foundation.
The funds raised will be split between the two organisations, and Kemtek has pledged to match all donations made, so that they can help make a difference to people living with breast cancer and cancer survivors.
Aziza Mahomed, Kemtek, said, ‘Cancer is something that’s very close to our hearts. We have lost some staff members to this disease, and this function is also held in memory of them. We also have a number of staff members that are currently fighting cancer and we want to honour them and inspire them, as well as others fighting the disease, with hope and courage. We were overwhelmed by the support of this event, and we can see from this level of support that it’s an issue that is close to everyone’s hearts.’
The event also aimed to create awareness about early detection and preventative measures. Jenna Skews from the Breast Health Foundation gave a demonstration on breast examination. ‘This knowledge helps you make a difference by empowering and educating yourself and those around you,’ she said.
Also showcased was the difference that the Brave Bag Foundation is making in communities. The organisation, founded by cancer survivor Tasneem Docrat, packs ‘Brave Bags’ filled with basics for cancer patients. Volunteers also serve sandwiches, tea, coffee and juice to patients at oncology wards, and offer support.
Guests at the High Tea could take part in a raffle to win prizes such as perfume, flowers, a hotel stay as well as prizes from Epson, Brother and Fujifilm.