£955raised of £1,000 target by 18 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to Happy Helping Hands - taking clothes, toys, sports' attributes and school items to kids in the townships (slums) of Cape Town!

Blisworth, United Kingdom
Time left
3 days to go

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the new way to raise money for a personal cause on JustGiving.


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.

Contact: happyhelpinghandsSA@gmail.com
Facebook (in Dutch): facebook.com/happyhelpinghandsSA
Crowdfunding NL: dreamordonate.nl/8164-happy-helping-hands
Crowdfunding UK: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/happy-helping-hands

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  • Maret Reutelingsperger

    Maret Reutelingsperger

    a month ago

    Maret Reutelingsperger

    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!

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    • Chelsea Victoria Charlton
    • Nargis Rahman
    • Feroze Shan
    • Paul Western
    • Reece Chown

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  • Maret Reutelingsperger

    Maret Reutelingsperger

    a month ago

    Maret Reutelingsperger

    35% of target reached - this is going fantastically! On Friday, I have organised a Christmas Jumper day at work, to spread the cheer and raise even more donations! I'm hoping that my rocky road will convince even more people to put in a bit of cash... Results to follow!

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2 months ago

Maret Reutelingsperger started crowdfunding

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  • Claire Paterson

    Claire Paterson

    Jan 16, 2017

    Very proud of you Maret - keep safe x


  • Jill White

    Jill White

    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


  • Lucy McCormack

    Lucy McCormack

    Jan 14, 2017

    Good luck Maret and Annabelle. What a worthy cause. Love Lucy and family x

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Maret Reutelingsperger

Maret Reutelingsperger

Blisworth, United Kingdom

Local wilderness explorer, little adventure pursuer, full time lover of shapes, part time troubadour.

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