Thank you for your generosity.
Thank you! You are amazing.
Dear donors and volunteers
On behalf of Millennium Fundraising, I would like to extend our deepest appreciation to you for your contributions, in cash and in time, to the UCT Fire Relief Fund. Thanks to you, we were able to support the following groups of people affected by the Table Mountain Fire that started on Sunday, 18 April 2021:
Your impactful generosity allowed us to provide these groups with the following supplies:
In addition to that, we were able to make the following cash donations:
In total, through your donations, we have raised R39 417 in less than 4 days. The above supplies and cash donations came to a value of R35 171.89, leaving us with a balance of R4 245.11. This was used to purchase 50 stationery packs for Smuts and Fuller residence students from UCT who have lost their possessions in the fire.
With the fire under control and the majority of UCT students returning to their residences today, we are delighted to announce that our UCT Fire Relief Fund does not need any further donations. The speed with which we have been able to respond to the needs of students, firefighters and animal welfare has been nothing short of remarkable. This was made possible by the awe-inspiring, collaborative efforts of the general public, UCT executive management, UCT GSB, UCT student leaders and volunteers, social media pages, hotels, restaurants, corporates and NGOs. From our work on the ground, we would like to especially thank the following groups of people:
I think it is safe to say that we have all learnt a lot about ourselves in the last few days. Personally, one of the most profound lessons I have taken from this tragic event is that we have no reason to lose hope in the power of our collective humanity. With all the chaos, destruction, evil and violence we see in our world, especially in South Africa, let us not lose sight of the fact that when people are united towards a common goal, with love as the underlying force behind them, there is nothing that they cannot do.
Let us remember this as we take hold of the opportunity now to rebuild ... not just our buildings, but the fabric of our society too.
Yours in Community Fundraising,
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In an email to UCT students, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said:
“Thank you for your patience as we seek ways to return to full academic activity at the University of Cape Town under COVID-19 regulations. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of everyone who needs to return to campus buildings.”
UCT is deeply grateful to all the donors who supplied food and other essential items for our students, and to everyone who has so generously offered other forms of support and assistance.
Everyone who would like to support the #UCTFire emergency relief fund is urged to please make financial donations to UCT through the UCT Alumni Ways to Give web page.
Donations can also be made by EFT using the details below:
Account name: UCT Donations Account
Bank: Standard Bank of South Africa
Branch code: Rondebosch Branch, 025009
Account number: 07 152 2387
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ
Please include your donor name if you so wish, as well as the reference for your donation, e.g. Name Surname, #UCTFire.