Christmas Tree Project 2019

  • 04 November 2019
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On Friday, 25 October 2019, this enormous project returned to Senwes Head Office after the past two years at Triest Training Centre. No less than 590 less privileged people from ten organisations enjoyed the function. The organisations involved included Atamelang Child and Youth Care Centre, Daphne Lee, House Adonai, Janie Schneider, Khaya Tshepo, Manu Dei, Rethabile Children's Home, Triest Training Centre, Voetlig Children and Viljoenskroon Youth Care Centre. Everyone received a gift and was treated on a day full of fun. Games such as football, jumping castles, volley ball, water slides and a foam party were enjoyed by all.

This popular project had 106 sponsors and 250 volunteers, under the guidance of Elmarie Joynt and Thobo Trust, Hannetjie Burger, Jaco Steyn, Linie van Staden and Mariëtte Hugo.
Similar to the first project in 2007, this is firstly a staff-driven project and all Senwes divisions and joint ventures such as Bastion, Certisure, Grainovation, Senwes Central Admin, Senwes Credit, Senwes Grainlink, Senwes Innovation, Senwes IT, Senwes SPPD, Staalmeester and Tradevantage bought into the project.
But where does this drive come from? Well, the organisers sum it up as follows: “When God invites you to do something for Him, to do His work, to receive and give love to his VIP's, then you accept and do it with all your heart.”
We provide a few statistics to put the extent of the project in perspective - this is what can happen when the community take hands.

2019 Senwes Christmas Tree statistics

600 000 donations in rand value from sponsors
3 640 tins and bottles of cold drink and juices
2 900 bottles and bags of water
1 800 kg meat for braaiing
590 less fortunate people
250 pizzas
900 hamburgers
900 ice creams
700 chairs
686 VIP’s (86 staff members from organisations included)
600 tubes of sunscreen
590 gifts
590 towels, each with a name
590 gift packs
250 volunteers
160 kg maize meal
120 tables
120 table cloths
106 sponsors
80 large blocks of ice
12 years since the first project
10 organisations
8 hand radios
7 months of planning
5 big tents

To all 106 sponsors who made sure that the project could be undertaken, Senwes would like to say thank you from the bottom of its heart. Without the sponsors the project would not have been such a success.

The 2019 sponsors are as follows: ABI, ABSA, Afrox Klerksdorp Gas & Gear, Angie de Abreu, Anzelle Moll, Arrie Nel Pharmacy, @Office World, Bastion Lime, Bosveld Slaghuis, Botle Bo Kopano, Breethe, Cansa, CC Sports, Certisure, CIA, City Finance, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer (CDH), Copymania, Curro Klerksdorp, CSS Security, Danie Colyn, Datacentrix, Degesh, Dynamic Auto, EBKO, Ellaton Mining Supplies, ER24, Essops Klerksdorp, Faber Orthopaedic Centre, Fire Champ, Flimieda Spar, Geraldine Janse van Rensburg, Grainovation, Grindrod, Grainovation, GT Collections, Guterra Tours, Hervormde Kerk Doringkruin, HFJ Logistiek, Hinterland, Hinterland Bultfontein, IPT, ITR Technology, Jac N Coetzer Afslaers, Jacques Pieterse, Jenny Harmzen, Johan Swart, Kingsley Depot, Klerksdorp Fire Station, Liblink, Lianie May (Pols Pruductions), Marle Roestoff, Marlene Wilkens, Marsh Klerksdorp, Marina’s Verhurings, Maryka Matthee, Maryna Moll, Matlosana Fire & Rescue, Naeem Hamed & Veruschka Erusan, Nedbank Business Banking, Nedbank Financial Planning, Nedgroup Investments, Oasis Klerksdorp, Ockie Pretorius, OK Foods Bultfontein, Old Mutual Klerksdorp, Orkney Refrigeration Services, Overland, Rainbow Inflatables, Ribbons by Faith, Rhys Evans Group, Rockaberry’s at Senwes, Romans Pizza, Schoonspruit High School, Senwes Central Admin, Senwes Credit, Senwes Grainlink, Senwes Equipment, Senwes Innovation, Senwes IT, Senwes SPPD, Sizabantu, Simon Mohapi, Sonja Venter, Speedy Cash, Speedy Car Sales, Spur, Staalmeester, Studio Republic, Suzuki Klerksdorp (Patrick Maritz), Technical High School Klerksdorp, Talisman Hire, Tip Top Vragbeskerming, Thabo van Zyl, The Road Show, Thuso Graan, Tom van Rooyen, Toyota, Tradestuff, Tradevantage, Vaal Maseru Private Hires, Visarend Caravan Park, Wesvalia Hoërskool, Waldo Venter and WP Tents (Donovan Hayes).

Thank you to all who have been involved with the project since 2007 and who have helped to make such a difference. If you are not involved, please become involved as a sponsor for 2020. For more information, please contact Charmaine van Deventer at 018 464 7376 or send an e-mail to:

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