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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 - March - 2011

Banbury Print & Design, Banbury

Banbury Print & Design, Banbury

We would like to acknowledge the ongoing support from Caroline, David & Nicola Banks at Banbury Print & Design who recently sponsored the photo display at St John’s Priory, Banbury – many thanks for ALL your support.

Auction Raises £1750

Auction Raises £1750

Littleton Auctions, along with GAGA, have raised an amazing figure of £1750 from their 50/50 Auction. The auction sought vendors to donate 50% of their profits on the day, and award them to GAGA. The auction was well attended and we had fantastic support both in the sales room and behind the scenes. A big thank you must go to Littleton Auctions and all the vendors and buyers alike. Watch this space for when we hope to repeat the event next year with an even bigger success.

Warwickshire WI Welcomes GAGA

Warwickshire WI Welcomes GAGA

Alan, Ann & Charlie all attended the Warwickshire W I Spring Conference yesterday. It was an all-day event to which 800 women attended from all over Warwickshire. We had a stand selling our Zulu beadwork and displaying what we have been up to as a charity. It was a fantastic day and we managed to network and spread our message to a lot of people. We also managed to raise £250 from the sale of beadwork and other items on the day. We certainly hope we can attend the event next year.

The Rotary Club of Woodstock – Children Singing for Children

The Rotary Club of Woodstock – Children Singing for Children

On March 8th, Woodstock Rotary Club held its inaugural Children Singing for Children Charity Concert with the Woodstock Partnership of School Choirs at The Marlborough Secondary School, Woodstock and nominated Ithembalihle as one of the 3 beneficiaries for the event.

The concert featured 6 local primary school choirs and the Marlborough School Motown Choir and Marlborough Electric Guitar Orchestra plus 2 guitar soloists also from Marlborough School.  Each choir performed individually or jointly with other choirs and the evening culminated in the massed choir (some 200 children) singing World in Union.

The evening was a great success and congratulations to ALL the children who took part, plus all the teachers involved and a very big thank you to the Rotary Club of Woodstock for organising the event which raised £500 for Ithembalihle

Alan goes for Olympic Gold!!

Alan goes for Olympic Gold!!

IF it were an Olympic event our Trustee Alan would be in with a shout for a podium place OR possibly even the Gold – so what event are we talking about? Well “talking” of course!! – it’s been often said that “he can talk for England!”

Yes, he’s been at it again promoting our work in South Africa to the West Street Methodist Ladies Circle in Banbury. As a result of the talk on Monday 14th March we received donations of £92.50 – thank you to all the ladies that contributed and we hope you felt it was worth your contributions to get rid of Alan at the end of the evening!!

St John’s Priory, Banbury

St John’s Priory, Banbury

The Wine & Wisdom evening held on Friday 11 March at St John's Priory School, Banbury was a jovial and entertaining evening attended by some forty parents and staff.  The wine tasting and quiz was organised by Mrs Debbie Durham and members of the Parents' Association as part of the school's social calendar. Lively debates took place as the quiz master, headmaster, Paul Cawley-Wakefield tested guests' knowledge on wine and food.

The evening ended with the raffle, prizes were kindly donated by parents and staff, which raised £72 for the school's adopted charity, St John's Orphanage (Ithembalihle) Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. There was a display of photographs of Ithembalihle in the foyer on the evening and this was also used for the schools Open Day.

This takes the fund raising total so far this academic year to £564.35 – a very big thank you to all the staff, children and parents for their wonderful support.

 

Evesham Rotary Club Award GAGA £250

Evesham Rotary Club Award GAGA £250

Evesham Rotary club have generously donated £250 to GAGA. Each year at Christmas, Evesham Rotary club run a Tree of Lights campaign, which has been running for now for 12 years and its success has grown year-on-year. We were one of the fortunate benefactors from the appeal, and we are very thankful for their support.

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