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£310raised of £3,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £310 to go towards the build of a creche and after school facility in a community near Polokwane in South Africa to reduce child abuse.

    Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
    Funded on Thursday, 29th June 2017

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    In October I will go out to South Africa, along with 15 others, to put the finishing touches to a creche and after school drop in centre that are being built ahead of our arrival - the purpose of these buildings is to provide a safe place for children to go whilst parents work and reduce the horrendous child abuse rates - 57% are abused because they have nowhere safe to go. As a mum this struck a cord with me!

    This will be a huge personal challenge for me both mentally and physically. However, I am fortunate enough, to work flexibly around my children with my Utility Warehouse business. Here in the UK, many take these provisions for granted and yet out there these 2 buildings will literally change lives, and future lives!

    Imagine the difference this will make to each and every child - a hot meal, a safe place, no more abuse. The children can grow up the way every child should have a right to - playing, laughing, learning...instead of in fear. By providing these basic facilities our vision is to leave a legacy by creating a 'ripple effect' of change too - not only will their lives be changed forever, so will their family's lives and future generations won't grow up with this current situation being 'the norm'.

    Each of us involved in this project need to raise £3000. I'm already on my way having organised a Frock Swap evening which raised £435 and I am now organising The Purple Aid Ball which takes place on Saturday 27th May, at The Old Shire Hall in Warwick. Tickets are just £60 to include a 3 course meal, drink on arrival, live music by 'Michael Duble', DJ and guest speaker and author Alison Delanay. There will be a raffle and an auction of prizes donated by local businesses, friends and family by David Palmer. Tables of 8 or more are also available at £55 a head.

    To book tickets please visit
    Use this Just Giving link to donate/buy raffle tickets.
    Call me on 07967 399449 if you would like to donate a prize!

    Thank you x



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      • derek Thomas

        derek Thomas

        Jun 12, 2017

        Good luck with the project Kirsty. It's for a worthy cause and will bring joy to so many vulnerable children. Love and best wishes xx


      • Jessica Meaden

        Jessica Meaden

        Jun 7, 2017

        Amazing project to be involved in. & congrats on your ball, it was a huge success. Jess, Alex, Miles & Olivia. Jxxx


      • K Duffield

        K Duffield

        May 29, 2017

        Good luck


      • Della Lamden

        Della Lamden

        May 27, 2017

        All the very best for this evening Kirstie. Amazing work on your part for a truly tremendous cause. Go raise loads of money 😊 X


      • Lenah Oduor

        Lenah Oduor

        May 26, 2017

        A great cause Kirstie - well done and I hope it goes amazingly well x


      • Pippa Adamson

        Pippa Adamson

        May 25, 2017

        Best of luck with your mission and hope the ball goes well.


      • Sue Tonks

        Sue Tonks

        Apr 30, 2017

        What a fabulous cause Kirstie. Wishing you all the best at the ball. Sue and Sue


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      Kirstie Darnell

      Kirstie Darnell

      Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa

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