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Closed 26/11/2017

raised of £350 target by 4 supporters

    Weʼve raised £100 to travel to Tsusalushaka region of South Africa to help build a creche and drop-in centre for vulnerable children.

    Funded on Sunday, 26th November 2017

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    In November of this year, fifteen volunteers from around the UK will travel to the Tsusalushaka region of South Africa to help build a crèche and drop-in centre for vulnerable children. Included in the group is Simon Hobby, who has to raise a minimum of £3000 to participate in the project. “In that part of South Africa, 57% of children under the age of 18 have experienced some form of violence - mostly sexual - in the last 12 months,” explains Simon. “In that area, parents work all day, but the children only attend nursery and pre-school until lunchtime, leaving them wandering the streets and vulnerable to horrific abuse in the afternoons. Incredibly, this abuse usually comes from someone they know. The crèche and drop-in centre we are helping to build will provide somewhere safe for the children to go until their parents can collect them. They also get fed, and for some of them it's the only hot meal they get each day.” The project is co-ordinated by international charity World Vision, who have already built 42 schools, 24 crèches, and 24 drop-in centres in the Tsusalushaka province. They work closely with the local people as well as overseas volunteers to ensure the projects they fund are of lasting value to the African communities. “There are 15 of us going from the UK, and it will be a real test for us,” adds Simon. “First, we have to raise at least £3000 each and then we will actually work on the creche and drop-in centres in what will be very difficult conditions because of the heat and limited resources available. We're looking forward to the challenge, though!”



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      • Carrie Baker

        Carrie Baker

        Nov 2, 2017

        Such amazing work! I can't wait to hear all about it. Keep it up. X

      • Lucy Hoskins

        Lucy Hoskins

        Oct 26, 2017

        Amazing cause, well done Simon! Love The Hoskins x


      • Julie Goodwin

        Julie Goodwin

        Oct 22, 2017


      • Paul Hobby

        Paul Hobby

        Oct 22, 2017

        Have a great time


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      Simon Hobby

      Simon Hobby

      I'm a primary school teacher who's life is dedicated to helping young people achieve their fullest potential and ensuring that every child has the oppertunity to do so; which is why the Purple Aid Project is so important for me and the children I teach to get involved in.

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