Delighted at the Derby!


Because Avis cares, we hosted 20 children from the Zandi’s Angel Home at our Avis Derby Development day, held recently in October, in Midrand.

The little ones were treated to a fun day out, being transported in an Avis coach from the home in Boksburg to the Equestrian Centre. “The children were delighted to see the coach, and to see us!” shares Charmaine Pereira, Sustainability Co-ordinator. “They hugged us even though they didn’t know us; they were just so excited, because they’d never been in a coach before.” The children of the Angel Home were treated to camel rides, face painting, jumping castles, sweets, crisps and cold drinks.

One of the day’s many highlights for the children was watching the horses and their riders practicing in the arenas, after which they ate a healthy lunch under a shady tree. “It was a brilliant day,” Charmaine relates further. “They were

so appreciative and really enjoyed everything around them. It’s touching that Avis can provide these disadvantaged little ones with such happy memories.”