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Generating growth for African children and communities devastated by HIV-AIDS and poverty, through the goodwill of people in the UK and elsewhere

News Archive - October - 2015

WI go GAGA for jewellery and crafts...

WI go GAGA for jewellery and crafts...

Ann and Sarah spent yesterday at the Worcestershire Federation of WI's Annual Council Meeting. There, they were able to hear from some brilliant guest speakers as well as meeting lots of lovely ladies (and a couple of gentlemen!) and chatting about GAGA, knitting, the Remembering Tree and more. We were also able to raise almost £250 through selling jewellery and craft items brought back from South Africa. When in South Africa, Sarah buys crafts from locals which are locally made. This provides them with some income, and any money GAGA make through the selling of these items is then put back in to GAGA and towards our work in Africa. 

What a great day!! 

Thank you to the WFWI for inviting us to attend. 

Gogo lunch club success...

Gogo lunch club success...

We are so impressed by the hard work going on at the White House (previously known as Sithembakuye). 
GAGA provide funding for their 'gogo luncheon club,' which supports the elderly in the local community - providing them with a good meal once a week, as well as the chance to socialise, meet new people and get emotional support. 

This week the White House served a fantastic 68 meals. Well done!

The White House now also have a flourishing vegetable patch, and also have egg-laying chickens - helping them to create sustainability, have fresh vegetables with their meals, and much more. 

Well done to Russell, Precious and all those working hard at the White House - we're all very proud. 

Kalahari Moon does it again...

Kalahari Moon does it again...

A big thank you to the staff and customers of Kalahari Moon - a South African shop based in Bristol. 
For many months now, the shop have kept a GAGA collection tin for all to see, and have recently sent in a donation of £76.67. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping us to make a difference in South Africa and beyond. Over the past year alone, Kalahari Moon have raised over £130 for GAGA UK. 

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The BBB Success...

The BBB Success...

Saturday saw the return of the Bidford Big Breakfast, and what a comeback it made. We believe the numbers were almost double those of last year, raising awareness and funds for GAGA UK and other local charities. Over 100 people came along to the Crawford Memorial Hall to enjoy a wonderful cooked breakfast. 

A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Alcester Alauna for organising such a fantastic event, and for choosing to support GAGA UK. We had a really fun morning, promoting the GAGA Remembering Tree, as well as meeting members of the local community. 

Well done everyone! Everyone got involved to make the event a success. Sarah and trustees Ann, Alan, Charlie and Marissa all helped out on the day. 

The BBB is back!

The BBB is back!

Tomorrow sees the return of the Bidford Big Breakfast! The Rotary Club of Alcester Alauna have organised this event for a couple of years now, and for yet another year they are kindly donating some of the proceeds to GAGA. Some of the proceeds will go to other local charities. 

£5 for a full cooked English breakfast? Not possible, I hear you say. Get down to Crawford Memorial Hall, Bidford on Avon, on Saturday 10th October, (9-12), and find out for yourself!! Have a great brekkie, and for a good cause. Plus, there'll be a raffle with great prizes, and the chance to find out more about our Remembering Tree. 

See you there!

Join the 100 Club!

Join the 100 Club!

The Rotary Club of Woodstock & Kidlington have set up a 100 Club, in order to raise funds for GAGA. 

You can be in with a chance of winning £62 (each month!), just by joining. Sounds good? Click HERE to find out more information and to enter. Alternatively, give Sarah a ring on 01789 414088. 

 

Older People's Day

Older People's Day

Today is International Day of Older Persons. We want to say thank you and well done to all our projects in Africa who work with older people, giving them prospects for improving their quality of life, emotional support, education or a meal. 

Our older generation deserve to be treated with dignity, no matter where in the world they are. 

GAGA currently fund the Gogo Lunch Club at The White House Community Centre (Sithembakuye). This provides a meal once a wekk for up to 70 people; as well as giving older people a chance to socialise, make friends and give each other much needed emotional support. It's a great place to go. When Sarah visited in July, she met a gentleman who goes to the lunch club; he said: 'It makes a big difference, even emotionally; to feel welcome in the centre, and to meet with friends and with other community members. I come every week.'

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