General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Vice president of Sales and Marketing Malcolm Gauld recently handed over a brand new Captiva LTZ to the 2008 Comrades Marathon Amabeadibeadi competition winner Frans Mouton. Frans, whose wife Christa is a proud owner of a Chevrolet Aveo was delighted about winning the Captiva.
“This is the first time I’ve won anything and I was so surprised and excited I couldn’t wait to get into the car” said a beaming Frans. Frans who is an engineer at the City of Tswane’s Water Supply division entered the competition after buying his wife beads at the Comrades Marathon Expo as a lucky charm for her 9th Comrades marathon.
The beads which are sold through the Comrades Marathon Amabeadibeadi charity initiative are made by a group of women in Pietermaritzburg. “The Amabeadibeadi project is a way for Comrades to show social responsibility to South Africa by encouraging charities to apply and join the group for a three year term” says convener of the Comrades charities Bobby Maharaj.
Proceeds from the sms competition and the Amabeadibeadi initiative were donated to the five official charities, associated with the 2008 Comrades Marathon Charity initiative. The charities that benefited were: the Starfish Foundation (Aids orphans); Wildlands Conservation Trust (Fauna and Flora); Sports Trust (Sports Development); Heart & Stroke Foundation (Health); Community Chests of Durban and Pietermaritzburg (Community welfare).
Bobby is proud of his organisation’s relationship with General Motors South Africa and believes that having the Chevrolet Captiva as a prize contributed to the success of their fund raising initiative. “Having a vehicle as a prize was always going to be a great draw card but having this vehicle in particular has been unbelievable because the thought of winning such a luxury vehicle is what encouraged people to enter” said Bobby.
GMSA’s VP of Sales and Marketing Malcolm Gauld had this to say: “Since introduction last year, our Chevrolet Captiva has proved very popular with the South African public. We have been astounded with its sales success and now Frans Mouton will have an opportunity to see why.”
Frans is an avid caravaner and is looking forward to a trip to his favourite destination, the Pilanesberg game reserve in his brand new Captiva.
GMSA VP of Sales & Marketing Malcolm Gauld, Christa Mouton, Competition winner Frans Mouton, convener of Charities Bobby Maharaj and Williams Hunt Pretoria sales manager Johan Jooste.
GMSA VP of Sales & Marketing Malcolm Gauld hands over the key to competition winner Frans Mouton, with them is convener of Charities Bobby Maharaj