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The Oakhurst Insurance Eden Xperience brings the community together once again

17 September 2018Oakhurst Insurance
Enjoying the festivities on the Friday evening were Ricardo Stumke from Stumke Makelaars BK.

Enjoying the festivities on the Friday evening were Ricardo Stumke from Stumke Makelaars BK.

The crowds of people gathering at the start of the 3km Run With the Stars Space Race on Friday evening.

The crowds of people gathering at the start of the 3km Run With the Stars Space Race on Friday evening.

Learners, parents and staff from Up with Downs joined staff from Oakhurst Insurance for the 3km Run With the Stars Space Race on Friday evening.

Learners, parents and staff from Up with Downs joined staff from Oakhurst Insurance for the 3km Run With the Stars Space Race on Friday evening.

The 10km Runners making their way out of Glenwood House School onto the route for a rather fast evening run.

The 10km Runners making their way out of Glenwood House School onto the route for a rather fast evening run.

Despite the inclement weather forcing a postponement to the 13th and 14thof September, thousands of residents from George still descended on Glenwood House School for non-stop, adrenalin-pumping action. Those in attendance were also treated to the Kids Fun Park, live entertainment, the beer tent and wide variety of scrumptious food at the food stalls.

For Oakhurst Insurance, the event provided a magnificent opportunity for its staff members and partners to join the George community in celebrating the camaraderie of the day. We are also very pleased that a portion of proceeds will be donated to Oakhurst’s nominated beneficiary, Up with Down’s, a school in the George area dedicated to those living with Down syndrome.

As part of the Eden Xperience, the high-octane Xtreme Waterpolo tournament took place on the 7th and 8th of September, according to the original schedule.

Fast-forwarding to Thursday, the 13th of September, hundreds lined up for The George Herald 10km night race called “Run with the Stars”, organised by the Nedbank Running Club. The route began at Glenwood House School and proceeded through the beautiful suburbs of Loerie Park and Eden.
 
Friday brought with it the even more gruelling Sportsmans Warehouse Trail Run through gorgeous forests and farmlands. Runners could choose between either the 9km. There was also a 3km fun run version of the The George Herald Race which carried the theme “Space Race” for those who chose to take things a little easier and wanted to dress up as aliens or astronauts. Learners, parents and staff members from Up with Down’s also soaked up the electric atmosphere by participating in the fun run.

The Little Glens Toddler Dash gave the little ones a chance to be part of all the contests taking place, as they all raced with tons of energy towards the finish line. 
Simon Phage, CEO of Oakhurst Insurance, who were once again proud headline sponsors of The Eden Xperience, had this to say about the festivities: “This is one of our favourite events on the Eden District calendar because it combines the two best things about this region: the spectacular outdoors and the wonderful people. We at Oakhurst Insurance are once again delighted by the enthusiastic support of the George community and visitors to the region, and we are exceptionally proud to have witnessed such amazing talent on display.”
 
Dennis Symes, Headmaster of Glenwood House School, was overjoyed with the support shown at this premier outdoor family event: “We cannot thank our sponsors, the community and all the participants enough for their continued support of The Oakhurst Eden Xperience. There’s a particular spirit to this event and each year it gets better and better!”

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Between 1918 and 2014, 32% of all of Lloyds of London’s insured losses were caused by flooding. With Climate change becoming a growing issue, is this a growing concern for insurers?

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