It's always good to give back and we believe in giving back to our community by investing in worthy social causes and other social upliftment projects. We are also committed to a sustainable eco-friendly way of life and believe in looking after our precious planet, after all, it's the only one we've got!
Beekman Group is Prepared
For Earth Hour 2016
Due to the size of the Beekman Group the company has to face a lot
of expenses. However, with the latest technology and a lot
of team work, a lot of other expenses such as water and
electricity can be reduced. These factors all contribute
to help save the environment.
Mobile library receives donation
Our Collections Department reached out to a non-profit
organisation called Sithanda Ukufunda Mobile Libarary
that circulates more than 4000 books to various schools
between Port Edward and Port Shepstone.
The South Coast Hospice
Palliative Care Programme For Children
The Beekman Group recently donated R30 000 to The South Coast
Hospice Palliative Care Programme For Children. South Coast
Hospice used the funds towards furnishing and stock what
they call the Rainbow Room. This colourful haven will offer
reprieve, comfort and dignity to children who
are very sick.
Supports Hibiscus Food For Life
We've recently been privileged enough to assist in an
amazing outreach effort that feeds over 500 children
each month. The Hibiscus Food For Life Feeding Scheme
provides plates of food to children at schools in
Murchison, Marburg and Hibberdene.
The Beekman Group
Supporting Local Community Projects
The Beekman Group is happy to assist our local community in
any way we can. We have recently worked alongside Olwandle
High School in Gamalakhe, Reinhardt's Place in Pumula and
Genesis Trust in Port Shepstone. We take great pleasure in
knowing that our contributions - no matter how big or small
plays a part in bettering our local community.
Beekman Group Eco Warrior
Department, who takes care of the day-to-day running and
maintenance of head office, was awarded the Beekman Group
Eco Warrior Award at the annual Year End Function that took
place on 7 November 2014.
Anerley Haven Visit
As part of our CSI outreach, employees of the Beekman Group
Head Office visited the Anerley Haven retirement village. They
were entertained with live accordion and piano music (courtesy
of one of our staff members' husband and sons) as well as a
cupcake with their tea.
Beekman Group & the SPCA
Supporting our Furry Friends
It's that time of the year again when all of the Beekman Group
employees at Head Office come together to support our furry
friends at the local SPCA. This year Member Services and the
Sales Admin team headed the drive behind the fund raising.
The Holiday Club Joins The Fight
Against Rhino Poaching
Holiday Club has joined the fight against Rhino Poaching by
donating funds to the Stop Rhino Poaching organisation to assist
in their ongoing endeavours and projects. This organisation uses
funding to not only create awareness, but also actively participates
in fighting poaching and rescuing Rhinos that are left
for dead by the poachers.
Haven Care Centre and Beekman Group
Providing meals to the needy
The Beekman Group recently took on a project that is a first in the
area, by sponsoring a fully equipped Mobile Soup Wagon to The
Haven Care Centre, a registered Section 21 organisation based in
Hibberdene on the Lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
Boom Boom! Cards
We have previously reported on how our Accounts and Collections
Departments have really gotten involved in the Boom Boom! Card
revolution, and we're happy to advise that SCSTS have followed
suit. They've taken up the challenge for Card #15 -
The Beekman Group Supports National Tekkie Tax day annually by
buying the required sticker for all staff at Head Office. This year
was no different as you can see JJ, reservations consultant at
Head Office, enjoying the comfort of the day.
Eat your veggies!
Boulder Bay, in the beautiful coastal town of Ballito, is making sure
all the guests are keeping up with their healthy eating whilst on
holiday! They've planted patches of lettuce, carrots, spinach,
chillies, green peppers, cabbage and tomatoes and the greens
Boom Boom! Cards
Creating a revolution at Beekman Group
It is no secret that the Beekman Group is passionate about anything
Green. In our usual quest for fun new ways to educate and inspire
people to adopt our philosophy, we stumbled across this website and
it wasn't long before the group became a cards carrying member
of the Boom Boom! Revolution.
"I will if you will" Campaign
The IT department at the Beekman Group Head Office, as part of an
"I will if you will" campaign, claimed that each employee in the
department will sponsor a tree, plant, or eco-friendly element towards a
Green Roof, "IF" the Management Team of the Beekman Group will help
to make Beekman House "Greener" by making our roof a Green Roof!
Relay for life
This year's event certainly received its deserved attention
after being postponed twice due to bad weather. Relay
for Life is an event to honour ALL cancer sufferers; and
our cancer survivors are our Symbol of Life in this event.
Visit to the Crocodile Farm
December is the time of year for giving, and the time we hold
our annual Christmas parties with our adopted children's homes.
We did something totally different this year with one of our
homes. We booked a day at the Crocodile Farm!
Personalized gifts to underprivileged children
For the first time this year, The Beekman Group keenly
participated in The Santa Shoebox Project, which is an
inspiring community initiative of the Kidz2Kidz Trust that
co-ordinates the donation, collection and distribution of
personalized gifts at Christmas time to underprivileged
children across South Africa and Namibia.
Special Needs School
Wonderland Special Needs School, is a school for physically and
mentally challenged children who have conditions such as autism
spectrum, Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy. Wonderland is
managed and owned by Angie Tutton, who began her extensive
teaching career in Zimbabwe as a nursery school teacher.
Looking after our furry friends
It has become the norm at the Beekman House that the month
of August is dedicated to collecting food and raising funds for our
local SPCA branch. The staff were determined to better
our collections from last year, which made up 2 bakkie
loads of food.
Community Comes Together
When community members heard about Nhlanhla Mqadi's accident,
which claimed both his legs, they pooled their resources to help
make this young man's life a little easier. Part-time lifesavers, Nhlanhla
and his friends, Siyabonga Mfunda and Vumani Makhanya, were
walking home after their ...
Happy to lend a helping hand
The Beekman Group believes that the future prosperity of
our country and our company hinges on the positive
transformation and upliftment of our communities. To
this end our corporate social investment spending will be
on worthy social causes through sustainable projects that
make a real difference.
|Our Community is important
Every year the Beekman Group strives to help the community wherever there
is a need, We care about our community and hope that by giving what we can
we will make a difference.
There are several local projects that are close to our hearts that we continue to nurture and support. It is incredibly rewarding for us to be involved in these projects and are very humbled by the response and feedback that we get from the community.
A Ziphakamise Project
The newly renovated creche at Mansfield Mission where children
receive a well rounded education.
Our annual Christmas Party at Wild Waves Water Park
After 3 years of running this fun-filled event for some of the local childrens
homes, we are starting to build relationships with these special kids. What a
reward to see how much they grow physically and mentally year after year.
Reach for a dream
This year the Beekman Group participated in the REACH FOR A DREAM Family
Focus program. Luca (right) suffers from epilepsy and type 1 Diabetes. She has
literally been in and out of hospital for months.
|Her mother Maxine (left) is a single mum and the whole process has put so much pressure on her that the REACH FOR A DREAM team felt they really deserve a
break away from it all.
What better place to break away to than THE ALOES on the South Coast of KZN !
The quiet tranquility was just what they needed to get away from their busy city life,
let alone the medical challenges they have to face every day.
As a Group we have embarked on a Go Green Campaign. This ensures
that we will always be mindful of pursuing environmentally friendly
practices. This not only benefits the environment, but also creates
public awareness of our committment to a sustainable eco-friendly
way of life.
We will participate actively towards the improvement and the preservation of the
environment by mobilising ourselves, encouraging others and acquiring the means
to facilitate a recycling programme with the aim of minimising the impact waste has
on the environment.
The Four R's
What we have done
Our recycling campaigns started off with the establishing of mini recycling depots on
each floor at our Head Office as well as a larger recycling depot in our main basement
to encourage staff to recycle at home. This idea was too big to leave there though,
and the Group therefore partnered up with two other "planet defenders" to establish
two local public recycling depots.
What we continue to do
We are also very aware of the impact that the day to day operations of holiday resorts
can have on the local environment, and for this reason, each of the Group's managed
resorts look at what they can do to contribute to the Go-Green campaign.
What you can do
You too can become a planet super hero by following the 4 R's:
Reduce, Re Use, Recycle, and Remind.