Record company raises funds for an innovative Aids charity

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 11:33

Business Day, 24 June 2003

Business Day reports that Gallo recording company has handed out a grant totaling R100 000 to the Topsy Foundation, a charity organisation empowering people affected by Aids. The money was raised during the inaugural Gallo Golf Day at the Johannesburg Country Club.

The Topsy Foundation is unique because of its holistic approach in combating Aids: the foundation has factories, skills training facilities and a health care centre.

The foundation pledged to grow the grant five times through its brick contract with government. It produces bricks for housing projects under the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP).

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