22 September 2016

Winner of Cascades Lifestyle Centre’s ‘Woman of Substance’ Announced

Submitted by Viv Quann
Winner of Cascades Lifestyle Centre’s ‘Woman of Substance’ Announced

KWAZULU- NATAL, PIETERMARITZBURG, 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 – After weeks of intense voting, Cascades Lifestyle Centre has announced that Rene Morcom of PMB Assist is the winner of their inaugural Woman of Substance Campaign, which was run throughout the month of August in celebration of Women’s month.

Rene Morcom, co-founder of Thandi House, which is Assist PMB's flagship project, received the highest number of votes ahead of Sinikiwe Biyela (Lifeline PMB and Rape Crisis Flagship), Julie Hay (Singakwenza) and Caro Smit (South Africans Against Drunk Driving - SADD).

As the winner of the Cascades Woman of Substance, Morcom receives R5000, and PMB Assist, receives a donation of R5 000, courtesy of Cascades Lifestyle Centre, as a ‘thank you’ for the great work that she does in the community.

Says Rene Morcom, co- founder of Thandi House, "R10 000 can help make a big impact in the lives of abandoned babies, abused and neglected children, and children who are unloved and unwanted by their families due to being severely mentally or physically disabled. Every child deserves love and a family regardless of their circumstance"

Cascades Lifestyle Centre’s inaugural Woman of Substance Campaign was the first of its kind for the Centre, and formed part of the centre's celebrations of Women's Month. It was established to raise awareness of these organisations in Pietermaritzburg, and others like it, and to let women working for their communities know that they are appreciated.

The campaign was well received, with the various charities actively promoting their women leaders and encouraging people to vote.

Says Michelle Chinnu, Property Manager at Ducatus, mastermind of this campaign, "The response that we have had from the community has been truly inspiring. It was such a close vote. Only a handful difference between them. We salute these women, and many others just like them, who are doing amazing work for people and animals in our communities."  

Compiled by Hot Salsa Media on behalf of Cascades Lifestyle Centre

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About Cascades Lifestyle Centre

The Cascades Lifestyle Centre is currently being renovated into one of the top shopping centres in South Africa. It will be ready by December 2016 and will contain only one of a handful of Woolworths Food Concept stores.

Committed to an ethos of service delivery, makes Cascades your “one stop” neighbourhood shopping centre catering for all your needs in a friendly, efficient and personal manner.

This beautiful retail hub puts special emphasis on looking out for the elderly and trendy, ensuring that they all audience sectors enjoy their shopping in style whilst being a trendy social meeting place for family and friends.

As a community shopping centre located in Montrose, Cascades offers both food, fashion, social and sport facilities with Woolworths, Checkers, a large variety of restaurants and cafes, a Virgin Active, Sportsman’s Warehouse and the Cascades Mountain Bike Park grounds catering to everything you could wish for.

In this fast moving world, Cascades also houses local businesses offering beautiful home-and-giftware, fresh flowers, baby and adult fashion with a standard of service that has enduring appeal.  

Find out more: www.cascadeslifestylecentre.co.za

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