Standard Bank fundraiser

Fundraiser– pre-planning

Standard Bank Corporate Business KwaZulu-Natal raises funds towards  Lakehaven Children’s Home.  Their aim is to continue their existing support to this Home, as part of their Corporate Social Investment commitment portfolio.

NeXstep Events, as an initiative partner, co-design a fun event for staff to participate in the fundraiser.   Sharks Rugby is Kwa-Zulu Natal’s (KZN) provincial rugby team and a well-known sporting brand.  Being in KZN,  we decide that a Sharks theme is appropriate and will create hype which will encourage ticket sales.

NeXstep Events’  services include a database of keynote speakers and well-known sports champions.  Former Springbok and current CEO of SA Rugby Legends, Stefan Terblanche agrees to act as a guest speaker on the day.

Standard bank fundraiser
Team Standard Bank Corporate Business celebrates the success of the fundraiser

Ticket sales for Standard Bank’s fundraiser

How does it work?

Staff purchase R20 tickets to enter a lucky draw.  The main prize…. a once in a lifetime singed & framed 2018 Currie Cup Players’ Sharks Jersey.

NeXstep approach The Sharks team to sign the jersey and the team does not hesitate to support the initiative. All the players from the 2018 Currie Cup Final team, signed the jersey.

We display the framed & signed Sharks jersey in Standard Bank KZN Regional Office Kingsmead’s foyer as an encouragement for staff to enter the lucky draw.

Departments from difference divisions challenge each other to see who could raise the most funds from ticket sales.

Fundraiser handover ceremony

A festive atmosphere welcomes all staff entering Standard Bank’s Regional office on Friday morning 7 December 2018.  Live music, floating balloons, and a photo booth corner contribute to an uplifting working environment.

SA rugby legend Stefan Terblanche signs memorabilia items pose, for photos with some fans which leads to leadership joining in the excitement.  Everyone gathers around the main prize.

Proceedings open with a word of thanks by the chairman of the board of Lakehaven Children’s Home. 

Anxious staff awaits the draw.  Organizers announce that ticket sales raised a whopping  R20 000.  To our huge surprise, Standard Bank Corporate Business double this amount and a total of R40 000 is handed over to Lakehaven Children’s Home.  The applause from the staff is overwhelming and heartfelt.

It’s time for the lucky draw.  Stefan Terblanche is as anxious as everyone else.  Our fundraiser ends with great excitement and loud cheering when Stefan opens the winner’s name.


Rugby Legend hands over the lucky draw prize at the fundraiser
The lucky winner receives the prize from Stefan Terblanche

Standard Bank fundraiser – debriefing

Following the event, we meet with our client to debrief. I  confirm Standard Bank Corporate Business is happy with the positive outcome. They commit themselves to similar fundraising projects.

We wish to Stefan Terblanche who, without hesitation contributes and participates in this project.  Stefan confirms the importance of raising funds for the Lakehaven Children’s Home.

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Cricket stand hospitality at Kingsmead stadium

Cricket stand hospitality hosted by NeXstep Events

Cricket stand hospitality
Cricket stand hospitality – picnic bags ready for collection

10 March 2019 – NeXstep Events hosts cricket stand hospitality in the form of a picnic at Sahara stadium Kingsmead.  Our customer is Dykes van Heerden Attorney and Conveyances.  They  invite a few of their valued customers to watch the live cricket.

Careful planning and attention to detail ensures that the guests enjoy a luxurious picnic in the Castle Corner area.  The informal picnic area allows customers to bring their own camping chairs and blankets, ensuring a relaxed and fun environment for guests to cheer the Proteas. .

A personal welcome at the main gate

Our services include a welcome desk for guests at the main gate where guests collect their divine personalized and branded cooler bags.  We pack each bag with custom and preferred snacks, soft drinks and a home made picnic meal.

Durban is known for its hot and humid days.  Our collection of drinks on ice ensures that all guests stay refreshed during the cricket.

Comfort and luxury is our middle name and we pre-book all tickets at events to save guests from standing in long queues.  Grateful guests collected their pre-purchased tickets on arrival with their decadent cooler bags before the game, very impressed that they did not have to join the queues.

Stand hospitality – the planning phase

NeXstep Events consult clients during the planning phase to establish a budget for each event.  Based on the budget, we then compile various packages and options suitable to the clients’ objective.  We present these options to our clients and customize the options where needed until our clients’ needs are met.

Cricket stand hospitality

Stand hospitality debriefing

Following the event we ask our clients feedback.  I am happy to report that Dykes van Heerden Attorney and Conveyances report a positive return on their investment with this event.  They did not only have happy and fun-filled clients but build stronger loyalty towards their brand.

This goes to show that NeXstep Events can customize an event according to our customers budget and still ensure an entertainment that leaves customers feel  appreciative.



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Branch launch Parrot Products

 Parrot Products (Pty) Ltd Branch Opening in Durban

Parrot Stationary branch launch in Durban
Waiters ready to serve guests at the Parrot Products (Pty) Ltd Durban Branch launch

Parrot Products (Pty) Ltd, a supplier of presentation and signage products, opened a new branch in  Riverhorse Valley, Durban on 18 October 2018.

This National and International supplier of a wide selection of stationery and display boards hosted approximately 100  top customers and dealers during the launch event.  

NeXstep Events and Functions managed the event-elements for the launch. 

For guests to experience their latest electronic equipment, hands-on illustrations were arranged.  A tour through the warehouse and showroom was additional to the presentations done by Parrot Products (Pty) Ltd.

Attention to detail and on-site execution by NeXstep Events resulted in a   successful event.  Mouthwatering cocktail snacks prepared by McAllister’s Catering were served throughout the night.

A mobile bar with a full selection of drinks was set-up.  Background music created an ideal ambience for networking.  Waiters were ready to take orders from guests as well.

Specially designed decor and lighting represented the corporate image of Parrot Products (Pty) Ltd.

Yet another successful event managed by NeXstep Event experts

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