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Nedbank #TeamUp4KZN campaign stands behind Durban flood relief efforts

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Nedbank has pledged its support to the flood ravaged areas of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). The bank is challenging football supporters to #TeamUp4KZN ahead of the Nedbank Cup’s 18 May showpiece, in a variety of initiatives designed to raise money for and rally football fans around their city.

KZN is amongst the most severely damaged areas after floods hit South Africa’s east coast over the Easter weekend, with the provincial government citing over R1.1 billion in damage.  Supporters can pledge their support by retweeting Nedbank’s #TeamUp4KZN post on Twitter with Nedbank pledging to contribute R5 towards relief efforts for every retweet of the post.  Fans who show their support via retweet also have the added incentive of being entered into a draw for a chance to win tickets and VIP experiences to the Nedbank Cup final.

“The 2019 Nedbank Cup final is one of the most anticipated events on the footballing calendar and is set to showcase a true David v Goliath spectacle of football. Following the weather events in KZN, this match has however become about more than the football. We will utilise the Nedbank Cup final to leave a lasting legacy by not only raising awareness for relief efforts ourselves but also by enabling and galvanizing supporters to lend a hand in the province’s clean-up efforts,” said Head of Group Sponsorship and Cause Marketing at Nedbank, Tobie Badenhorst.

Nedbank and the Nedbank Green Affinity, in partnership with the Wild Trust, have started embarking on cleanup efforts at five beaches in and around the City of Durban.  Started on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May at Mangroves Beach and Durban Harbour respectively, the cleanups continue at the following venues:

  • Friday, 17 May 2019 (15:00 – 18:00)

Beach cleanup: Durban Main Beachfront (Meet at Marine Lifesaving Club, Addington Beach)

  • Saturday, 18 May 2019 (08:00-12:00)

Beach cleanup: Blue Lagoon (Meet at South side of the pier)

Supporters are encouraged to join the cleanups to lend a hand with the first 400 volunteers at each event receiving complimentary tickets to the final, a Nedbank T-shirt and a goodie bag, as a token of appreciation for their participation.

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