The Pink Drive
Bidvest Prestige KZN assisted Pink Drive’s team and volunteers, yet again by sponsoring ablution facilities for three sporting events in the region. Pink Drive approached Bidvest Prestige KZN for three different events, namely: Durban Amashova (2015), aQuellé Midmar Mile (2016) and the Comrades Marathon (2016).
Pink Drive has been involved with these sporting events to raise funds and to create awareness for breast cancer. Pink Drive drives the message that ‘Early detection saves lives’ and through sponsoring Pink Drive, Bidvest Prestige makes the Pink Drive teams’ tasks lighter for on-route activations.
Pink Drive was involved with the Durban Amashova Cycle Race and as their activation was situated out of town and out of close proximity of any ablution facilities, Bidvest Prestige offered assistance. The day was a huge success as all the volunteers could focus on the task at hand.
The aQuellé Midmar Mile’ is one of the major sporting events that Pink Drive attends. An elite group of swimmers, affectionately known as the ‘8 Milers’, commit themselves to swim 8 miles over the two-day event. The various charity swimmers are hosted in an area called the ‘8 Mile Tents’. These tents are situated away from the crowds and the public facilities.
Bidvest Prestige sponsored toilet facilities to make the ‘8 Milers’ task a bit lighter as the facilities are placed in this reserved area.
The Comrades Marathon is Pink Drive’s biggest sporting event of the year. Pink Drive had an official water point at the N3 Toll Gate Bridge. With more than 200 Pink Drive volunteers, Bidvest Prestige came to the rescue and provided Pink Drive with facilities during race day, so that they could focus their energy on assisting the runners. The area is situated on the highway so having nearby toilet facilities was essential.
“We at Bidvest Prestige acknowledge the effort that the Pink Drive team and volunteers put in. At the end, they are doing these activations to assist communities across South Africa. We are proud to be able to assist in our way and to make their task on the day easier,” said Martin Mans, Operations Manager for Bidvest Prestige KZN.
Pink Drive expressed their gratitude to Bidvest Prestige for the kind gesture. “Pink Drive would like to sincerely thank Martin and his team for their ever willingness to assist Pink Drive. The service we received from Bidvest Prestige KZN is always friendly and professional. We appreciate the kindness and the sincerity in which Bidvest Prestige assists PinkDrive. Thank you,” said Noelene Kotschan, Founder and CEO of Pink Drive.