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Please help give our kids summer holiday memories to cherish forever

Before they came to us, most of our kids don’t have many good memories worth hanging onto. All they remember is fear, hunger, loneliness and hurt.

That’s why we’re desperate to give 36 children who won’t be going home for the holidays this December, the chance to make new and happier memories – by treating them to a wonderful adventure holiday camp.

At R1 600 per child for 5 days, it’s hardly expensive. But when you multiply that by 36 – and add on extra for the carers who’ll go with them – it’s simply not affordable.

Unless friends like you are willing to chip in.

Times are tough, we know. Perhaps you are not even going away yourself this year? Yet, we still pray that you may be able to donate something to help our kids make the kind of memories that last a lifetime.

Lighthearted ones – like the time a monkey ‘stole’ Jordan’s pants and ran off with them. Years later, that memory still makes everyone giggle.

Life changing ones – like suddenly realising that this is what you want to do with your life. Become a camp guide or game ranger, so you can open other kids’ eyes to the wonders of nature.

Confidence boosting ones. Remembering how you overcame your fear and proved to yourself that you could complete the obstacle course.

And hundreds of happy ones – singing on the bus as it heads out on the open road … exploring the campsite, river and trails … making new friends … telling scary stories and toasting marshmallows round the campfire at night.

It’s a magical time of fun and growth. Like pressing a ‘reset’ button and going back to what childhood should be like – a carefree time of fun and laughter, learning and discovery.

Please will you to help make it possible?
Your donation of R250, R500, R1 000 or whatever you can spare – added to those from other caring friends – make it possible for another boy or girl to get to camp.

If your heart is touched by the thought of children who’ve never had attentive, loving parents to encourage them, praise them, and help them develop into happy, self confident youngsters – please help us change their lives by sponsoring a life-changing holiday. And may your own festive season be filled with wonderful memories to cherish forever.

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