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 - November - 2017

The Remembering Tree is back...

The Remembering Tree is back...


Can you believe it's that time of year again? This Sunday we will be out in Stratford covering up a tree with it's winter blanket.

You can remember or celebrate a loved one by clicking here.

Your dedicated name will be printed on a board next to the colourful tree and a list of names available on our website towards the end of December. You will also receive a card with your dedication.

If you're in town on Sunday, head towards the river and you'll be sure to see us. Come and say hello.

Celebration, remembrance and charity are three things synonymous with Christmas. Join us in celebrating all the colours of life. Find out more here.

Fundraiser Hana hits £2,000 target

Fundraiser Hana hits £2,000 target

Take Flight Aviation's Hana Smiddy set herself a £2,000 fundraising target back in June. She's now raised this to £2,500 due to her fundraising success!

She will be joining GAGA's Sarah in South Africa in March, visiting First Step Right and other projects that we support there. Prior to her visit, she wanted to raise funds to support our work.

Last week, she smashed her target after a successful Wine Tasting Evening with Seven Springs wine which raised almost £500 alone.

Hana has also taken on the Windemere 21 Kayaking Challenge, and more recently the Wolf Run with her husband Simon, as well as GAGA friend Alan and GAGA's Sarah.

Throughout December, she'll be wearing a different Christmas jumper each day to help raise further funds for GAGA UK.

Huge thanks to Hana and all those who have supported her this far. She has already helped to make a huge difference!

Show your support here.

Boy of 10 assisted by 1000 Hills

Boy of 10 assisted by 1000 Hills

We're so proud that we're able to continue supporting 1000 Hills Community Helpers and their Clinic.

We send quarterly funding, made possible only through your donations and support, which helps run their clinic. Thousands of individuals are supported throughout the year, from the neighbouring rural communities. They would otherwise, have to travel far and spend much more time and money to access medical support.

Recently a small boy of just 10 years old visited the clinic. He was alone, and had a bloody hand covered by a dirty cloth. He had been diggining in a pile of rubbish when he injured himself. He lived at home with his grandmother, but she had been out when the incident occured. The boy said that he knew if he came to the community centre, someone would be able to help him as he had come many times for food after school. His would was washed and cleaned, and he was given a tetanus jab.

He was taken home and left in the care of nearby neighbours. The young boy returned until the sutures were removed.

The clinic not only provided him with medical help but also a place of comfort and care, knowing that at any time help was available.

You are saving lives

You are saving lives

'Your work is saving lives and I wish God can bless you with more facilities to accept more people.'

These are the words from Thabani, a patient at Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust's Respite Unit. We were able to sponsor one bed this year, thanks to your support, and help people like Thabani access treatment, love and care.

You can read more about the difference you've helped to make, from the team who helped Thabani improve his health in the HACT annual report. Click here.

If you would like to donate to support HACT, simply click here and reference HACT.

Thank you.

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