Our Mission

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 - May - 2011

£127 – A Good Reason To Brave The Weather

£127 – A Good Reason To Brave The Weather

Ann & Charlie attended Newbold Pacey Church Fete yesterday (30/05/2011) and despite the bank holiday, and the inclement weather, they managed to sell GAGA’s African crafts and made £127 in the process. The fete was well attended by the village – it was a good way to spend an afternoon -out of the Rain!

Trustees Talk

Trustees Talk

In March on our website our Trustee Alan was pictured with Roger Black, Olympic medallist, at a meeting where Roger was guest speaker & Alan was interviewed by Radio Oxford about his African voluntary work.

As was said then if talking was an Olympic event Alan would be in with a chance of a medal!!

Well, Alan’s been out and about during April & May undertaking more talks promoting the work of GAGA and raising further funding towards our projects in both South Africa & Sierra Leone.

On behalf of GAGA we would like to thank the following organisations for their support:

The Ladies Group @ St Peter & St John’s Church, Rugby

District 1090 International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians

Clifton on Dunsmore WI

Tredington Mothers Union

Chacombe WI

 

As a result £430 has been raised for our ongoing work – many thanks to all those who contributed.

 

During June Alan has 5 talks arranged so watch this space!!

Great Witley Operatic Society - £300 for GAGA

Great Witley Operatic Society - £300 for GAGA

Ann and Charlie were invited on Monday (23/05/2011) evening to collect a cheque from the musical society based in Worcester. The money was raised by a raffle which was held over the duration of a Gilbert & Sullivan concert weekend. GAGA was indentified, thanks to Mick Gemson, who operates the lighting for the concerts, and as he takes no fee he was asked which charity he would like to receive the money. He duly chose GAGA and we are extremely grateful to him and the Great Witley Operatic Society  

GOGO's Race for Charity.

GOGO's Race for Charity.

Around 35 of the grannies and grandpas from the Luncheon Club at Sithembakuye ran in the race. GAGA sponsored a trophy – which I split into 3 - for the Winner, the Oldest Participant, and the Most Enthusiastic Participant.  I also had enough to give a small cash prize with the trophies, and I made certificates to be given to all of the participants, so that everyone had something to remember the day.

To read more about the day please follow this link.

Anti-retroviral drugs 'help reduce' HIV transmission

Anti-retroviral drugs 'help reduce' HIV transmission

This is a very interesting Article from BBC News Online and its well worth a read.

'Anti-retroviral drugs 'help reduce' HIV transmission'

This is something that a lot of organisations have been promoting for a long time, but it remains a huge issue in South Africa and in other countries. Access to ARV drugs, which control the disease, are incredibly hard to access in rural areas and this has to change. Let’s hope, that African Governments recognise the opportunity to reduce the number of HIV transmissions, and end the terrible effects of HIV-Aids on such a wonderful continent.

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