Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate residents come together to aid the estate staff
The numerous caddies, chefs and waitrons that work throughout Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate, on the golf courses and throughout its numerous bars and restaurants have been hard hit with the 5 week lockdown as a large portion of their income comes from tips from residents and members of the Estate. The Estate community came together and in just under a week collected almost R200 000 to provide a much needed relief for staff, many who are the only breadwinners.
Known as one of South Africa’s most thriving Country and Residential estates, Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate has 3 restaurants as well as golfing half way houses and two 18 whole championship golf courses, all of which employ numerous staff. The fund, set up and administered by Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate was exceptionally well supported and will go a long way to help their staff and families.
Desiree Stone, CEO of Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate says: “Although an absolute necessity, the lockdown obviously had a huge financial impact on our staff and their families – many of which have been with us for years and trained through the ranks. We are so appreciative of the donations that came pouring in from our residents and members.”
“Mount Edgecombe Country Club has undergone a major rejuvenation and expansion programme over the past four years with some very healthy returns and an increase in our membership. We are extremely lucky that before lockdown the Club could immediately contribute to this sector of staff that would be the hardest hit.
“With the downgrading to level 4 we are very optimistic about getting our takeaways and home frozen food up and running.”