Iain Banner has been appointed to the board of the Cape Wine Auction Trust and joins the trust’s five other members – Wendy Appelbaum, Paul Cluver, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Raymond Ndlovu and Mike Ratcliffe.
Banner is the co-founder of a number of successful companies, events and charities, including Sports International, the Gary Player Design Company, the Laureus World Sport Awards and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Says Banner: “I am honoured and excited to be joining this group of hard-working people who have passion and energy and think creatively and innovatively to effect real change in the lives of those who live and work in the winelands.”
The Cape Wine Auction Trust mandate, to support education in the South African winelands, is achieved through a unique model of giving. With monies raised from the annual Cape Wine Auction, the Trust funds passionate, well-managed beneficiaries in the field of education and supports them to maximise the value of the funding they are given. Where beneficiaries of other trusts work in silos, often never knowing what each is doing, the Cape Wine Trust has created a model that goes beyond that, with a beneficiary community that ensures that those who are funded get to know each other, learn from each other and support one another.
The 2019 Cape Wine Auction – sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth – takes place on Saturday, March 2, at Buitenverwachting estate in Constantia, Cape Town, with the 2019 American Express Barrel Auction kicking off proceedings on the previous evening on Friday, March 1 at the Norval Foundation in Tokai.
The Cape Wine Auction Trust
Established in 2014, the Cape Wine Auction Trust was created to raise money for education in the South African winelands. It is well established that the most effective method for uplifting underprivileged communities is education. This global showcase of South African wines is committed to changing people’s lives through the powerful tool of education – from cradle to career – and the Cape Wine Auction Trust has been established with a clear mandate to raise funds for education in the winelands. To date the trust assists 27 beneficiaries within the winelands. The Cape Wine Auction Trust trustees are Wendy Appelbaum, Iain Banner, Paul Cluver, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Raymond Ndlovu and Mike Ratcliffe. For more information on the Cape Wine Auction Trust, contact Andi Norton at email@example.com.
The Cape Wine Auction
Regarded as the most extraordinary international wine event to be hosted in South Africa and the leading event on the local wine calendar, the Cape Wine Auction (CWA) takes place annually over two days at different wine estates in the Western Cape. Prominent wine aficionados from around the globe, hosted by South Africa’s iconic winemakers, are invited to make a serious difference in aid of charity when the bidding opens once-in-a-lifetime offerings including rare wine collections as well as exclusive hand-selected local and international wine and gourmet and travel experiences. This year, the CWA raised a staggering R17,5 million every cent of which was handed over to the Cape Wine Auction Trust for distribution to its 27 beneficiaries. For more information on the Cape Wine Auction visit www.thecapewineauction.com/
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