Weʼve raised £975 to Happy Helping Hands - taking clothes, toys, sports' attributes and school items to kids in the townships (slums) of Cape Town!
- Blisworth, United Kingdom
- International volunteering
- Time left
- Funded on Sunday, 22nd January 2017
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Who are we?
Annabelle Jelsma, 28 years old, nurse (International Health Studies), kite surfer who lives in The Hague and loves Cape Town.
Maret Reutelingsperger, 30 years of age, marketing chick (Brand Troubadour), wakeboarder who lives in the UK and Cape Town virgin.
What's the background?
Annabelle is going to Cape Town for the fifth time, where Maret will go and visit her in January. We want to do more than just go on holiday and kite surf. Annabelle has met many people during her stays and has gotten to know people who live in the townships (slums) really well. There are a lot of kids around that have lost their parents to HIV/Aids and are caring for each other. These kids deserve some more.
So what's our goal?
Trying to collect items in The Netherlands and the UK to take to Cape Town didn’t seem feasible. That’s why we want to raise as many donations as possible to buy items there (at a much cheaper price) and share these with the kids right away. This way, we know that all donations entirely go to these kids. We want to make sure we can take a mountain of clothes, stuffed animals, toys, school items and sports’ attributes. We think we can make some magic and bring big smiles to these little ones.
Facebook (in Dutch): facebook.com/happyhelpinghandsSA
Crowdfunding NL: dreamordonate.nl/8164-happy-helping-hands
Crowdfunding UK: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/happy-helping-hands
Maret Reutelingsperger6 months ago
73%! The Christmas Jumper Day was a huge success and raised a whopping £165, meaning we are already surpassing the target, but the more we raise, the more we can do... So please keep sharing, we want to go to several schools in the townships and are currently talking to the school's council ambassadors to understand what is needed most - we want your donations to make a difference!
- Nicole Jayne
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Jan 21, 2017
Jan 21, 2017
Mooie actie Maret, heel veel succes!!!Liefs Margot.
Jan 16, 2017
Very proud of you Maret - keep safe x
Jan 16, 2017
What an excellent cause, well done you and we're be thinking of you next week.From your friends at Alderwood LLA Ltd
Jan 14, 2017
Good luck Maret and Annabelle. What a worthy cause. Love Lucy and family x
Jan 3, 2017
Spend it well! 👍
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