On the 10 June, we were invited to speak about our work at the Sunday service of Holy Innocents Church, Hornsey.
Margaret Turnbull (the founder of our charity) spoke of the hardships faced by children in The Valley of 1000 Hills, the vast rural township, where our work takes place. During her talk, she explained that one of our core purposes is to provide uniforms and equipment (costing about £30 per child) for Aids orphans.
Her presentation also highlighted the outdoor leadership adventure camp, one of the activities we fund. We usually take around 15 hard-working pupils a year. Costing around £43 per child, this is an activity the children would never usually have the opportunity to experience. Most of them have never been away from home or their families, so spending three days learning the basics of leadership and team-working in a challenging environment is an experience of a life time.
Thanks to the generosity of the congregation, the church visit was a great success, raising more than £200 towards these and other vital school projects we support.
On Saturday 15th September, we will be running a traditional Zulu beadwork sale at Holy Innocents Church, to which all are welcome. Watch this space for times!
If you would like to help fund projects run by Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust UK then you can donate now.
Or to find out more about how you or your organisation can partner with us or if you would like to book a presentation from Margaret, please contact us.