You may remember that last November my family and I were collecting through JustGiving. Thanks to those of you that made donations we were able to supply Christmas gift packages to an unbelievable 430 disadvantaged children from various camps in and around Johannesburg, South Africa. In total you helped us to raise an amazing £1,820 (over 40,000 South African Rand).

We teamed up with Mary Erasme, a teacher at Rivonia Primary School in Johannesburg, who runs a student social outreach group. Mary and the other teachers were able to purchase each child in need a backpack which contained at least one toy and the practical items they desperately need such as toiletries, clothing and stationary.

As we raised enough money to more than cover the costs of the gifts we were able to hold a party for each camp and provide a ‘Christmas Lunch’ and disco for the children.

Your donation has made such a difference to these children and we thank you most sincerely.

“We are overwhelmed by the donations, we can’t thank you enough, the money will go so far, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!” – Mary Erasme