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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 - August - 2010

The Morrison family purchase and deliver mattresses and blankets

The Morrison family purchase and deliver mattresses and blankets

In August, and as part of the a visit to South Africa by one of our Scottish groups of ambassadors, the Morrison Family, they visited Ithembalihle and felt compelled to provide new mattresses and blankets for all the children. The Morrison Family also visited Ithembalihle with Charlie and Alan, where they identified the need. True to form they purchased the mattresses and blankets and delivered them personally before they left South Africa.

Ridge Cafe electricity macine to benefit 17,000 people directly

Ridge Cafe electricity macine to benefit 17,000 people directly

Thanks to the wonderful people pictured we have been able to fund the electricity machine at RidgeCity’s centre RidgeCafe. As you will know from an earlier news piece the electricity machine will benefit 17,000 people directly. Thanks to the Mc Fawn and Mc Bean family, who completed a sponsored climb, we hope to see the machine up and running ASAP. For more details on the sponsored climb please visit our fundraising news page.

St Johns Priory make Ithembalihle its Charity of the Year

St Johns Priory make Ithembalihle its Charity of the Year

Fantastic news St Johns Priory, Banbury, have decided to make Ithembalihle its Charity of the year. Ithembalihle is also known as St Johns and this forged the links between the two. The first fundraiser they held was it a Harvest Festival with a twist. Instead of donating food the children designed Harvest Festival themed envelopes  and  a donation was placed inside. In total this raised £

Cherwell Rotary Beer Festival

Cherwell Rotary Beer Festival

On August Bank Holiday Monday - Alan and I went to hold a stand at Cherwell Rotary Beer Festival. It was a brilliant day, although we had a mixture of weather. There was a good turnout and we were able to network with other charities, raise our profile and sell some of our crafts (Although I think Alan and I are not the best placed to sell earrings and necklaces). With a mixture of donations, a couple of speaking engagements booked, and profits of £165, it was an enjoyable day and we cannot wait for next year’s event.

Ben Nevis Climb for Ridge City

Ben Nevis Climb for Ridge City

These intrepid explorers - more commonly known as the Mc Fawn/Bean family. Leader Julie Mc Fawn, with husband Ian, sister Nikki , mum Anne and nephew Callum, all climbed Ben Nevis on the 31st of July. In doing so they raised £700 in sponsorship which was given to RidgeCity to help buy an electricity machine (More about the electricity machine can be seen on Ridge City’s page). Julie and her family set off at 10.15am, the weather was awful and the wind and rain did not relent, but nor did Julie and her family. It took Julie and her mum until 10pm at night to climb down as Julie’s mum pulled a ligament. GAGA and our projects are indebted to such commitment and effort.

Electricity machine at Ridge Cafe

Electricity machine at Ridge Cafe

Thanks to the wonderful people pictured we have been able to fund the electricity machine at RidgeCity’s centre RidgeCafe. As you will know from an earlier news piece the electricity machine will benefit 17,000 people directly. Thanks to the Mc Fawn and Mc Bean family, who completed a sponsored climb, we hope to see the machine up and running ASAP. For more details on the sponsored climb please visit our fundraising news page.

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