news / Chelsea Flower Show cheque handover
On May 19th donors of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund UK, met up at the Mandela tribute garden on the Kirstenbosch botanical garden stand at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.
Recently, Alan Demby, chairman of the South African Gold Coin Exchange and auction house Stephan Welz & Company hosted an auction in Cape Town, where one of the lots was auctioned to benefit NMCF UK. The piece was by royal portrait artist, Richard Stone who donated one of the signed prints of his famous Mandela portrait to benefit the charity.
Jacqui and Gerald Fox, award-winning film directors and trustees of the Fox Foundation, acquired the print with the proceeds going directly to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
NMCF's Barbara Grillmaier met Alan Demby and the Fox family for the handover of the cheque, whereafter a surprise visitor arrived.
Alan Demby, the sponsor of Kirstenbosch, presented The Queen with a gold Mandela medallion which features a "Mandela Gold" Strelitzia on the reverse. Alan's organisations are the biggest commercial contributors to the charitable causes of the Nobel Laureate Programme and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, through the sale of their medallions.