Weʼve raised £2,110 to help build a crèche in South Africa
- Wokingham, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 17th January 2018
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On October 27th, myself and 15 other volunteers will be flying to Johannesburg, South Africa and then travelling north east to the Limpopo region, and close to the border with Mozambique.
In this 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. In this 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 creche 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 being co-ordinated by international charity World Vision, who have already built 42 schools, 24 creches, and 24 drop-in centres in the 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.
We have to raise at least £3,000 each, and then we will actually work on the creche in what will be very difficult conditions because of the heat, humidity and limited resources available. We're looking forward to the challenge, though! So far I've raised around half of the money, through cake sales and donations.
I would LOVE your help to raise more - the money raised so far is already being put to good use but the more we raise - the more good we can do. Thanks in advance!!
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Simon Richards10 months ago
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Nov 17, 2017
Well done Simon, you're an inspiration.
Nov 5, 2017
Congratulations on your project Simon. It’s been great seeing your videos and photographs this last week or so, Clare x
Oct 26, 2017
Wishing you an amazing trip to do amazing things x
Oct 25, 2017
All the best Simon! Xxx
Oct 25, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Good luck Simon. Hope it goes well xx
Oct 24, 2017
Good Luck Simon. Have an amazing time and well done for raising so much for such a great cause.Look forward to hearing all about your experience when you're back.Take Care x
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Originally from South Wales, I now live in Berkshire. Until recently, I was an electrician but have also worked in the IT industry. I'm now semi retired and looking to create a legacy through giving back to those less fortunate. Delighted to be part of this fabulous project !!