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Norton Rose Fulbright raising funds for Nelson Mandela Foundation

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 11:31 AM | By John Chunn

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has launched a global fundraising initiative with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and seeks to raise US$250,000 for the foundation through a series of local and global fundraising events.

The foundation sets out to ensure Nelson Mandela’s legacy continues and to promote sustainable solutions to critical social challenges – shelter, education, literacy and food security.

As part of the firm's global fundraising challenge, in February 2017 over 160 employees from 24 offices around the world took part in a volunteering project in Tsakane township, Johannesburg. The team began the building of a new facility for local non-profit, Menzi Children's Home, in addition to working with Food and Trees for Africa at Vuyani Primary School to support their learner feeding scheme.

The project saw colleagues working together to undertake a number of tasks, including digging foundations, making bricks and planting sustainable food gardens.

The event marked the launch of "Challenge 67," the theme that will run through Norton Rose Fulbright’s fundraising initiative. It takes inspiration from the message of Mandela Day: “Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes” and henceforth make every day a Mandela Day.