Record numbers of classic motoring enthusiasts converged on the Durban Country Club in August for the prestigious regional Concours d’Elegance, Durban’s first classic vintage motor show. Proceeds from the show were donated to Tafta recently, when organisers Mr John Aritho and Mr Avish Maharaj handed over a R10 000 cheque to our CEO Femada Shamam.
Said Aritho, “Tafta was identified as the charity beneficiary by Concours d’ Elegance Durban – both in celebration of the organisation’s 60 years of existence, and to illustrate our commitment to recognising and celebrating an entire generation of timeless classics whose legacies live on through these vintage vehicles of their heyday.”
“It has always been our intention to make a meaningful contribution to ensure that our elders live their best lives, so we are delighted to be provided with the opportunity to make this contribution to Tafta.” added Maharaj.
Femada Shamam said the organisation was truly grateful for the contribution towards Tafta’s goal of alleviating the distress of the elderly. “We cannot thank the Concours d’ Elegance team enough for their incredible support, both in bringing attention to the work we do, and in helping us continue our work to reach more vulnerable elders through our outreach services.
“As with most Non-profit organisations, we’ve experienced drastic funding cuts and this extra support is just so welcome,” she added.