Santam Specialist Business responds to Emerald's #Neknomination

Specialist Business

Santam Specialist Business responds to Emerald's #Neknomination

Published: 28 February 2014

In response to a #Neknomination challenge from Corporate Property and affiliated Engineering Insurance Underwriter, Emerald to do some good in the community, the Santam Specialist Business team visited the Emfundisweni Primary School in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg for a few hours and handed out 500 snack packs comprising of sandwiches and fruits, as well as 500 small Santam umbrellas.

The original #Neknomination began in Australia as an extreme social media drinking game and quickly went viral. It involves challengers downing alcohol in bizarre and potentially dangerous ways, posting videos of their exploits online and then nominating others to outdo them. South Africans have turned the original #Neknomination into a charity drive #Changenomination.

Quinten Matthew, executive head: Specialist Business, says his team rallied together and made the day memorable for the children, but also for them. "This challenge showed us again that all of us can do some good. All it takes is an open heart and the commitment to want to make a difference.

"I am proud of my team for the enthusiasm they've shown and heartened that we could be part of this positive initiative. We have now challenged Mirabilis Engineering Underwriting Managers and look forward to the difference they will make in their chosen community."