Team Mabaso Camping Challenge 21-23rd June 2013:
Come and join us for a family camping weekend of fun and frolics under one giant roof in the spectacular Welsh countryside. The location is at Bach Wen Farm and Cottages (www.bachwen.co.uk)
The cost for camping is just £10 per tent per night.
We’ll be looking for people to join us in a sponsored walk as we tackle the majestic ‘Three Rivals’ – a stunning 4 hour walk which will raise funds for The Winnie Mabaso Foundation.
When we return from our expedition there will be fun and dancing – including a BBQ and a hat parade – with prizes for the best made hat!
And if that isn’t enough to get you going… there will also be an old fashioned sports day with egg n spoon races and wheel barrow racing!
We’d love as many of you as possible to join us for what promises to be a totally fantastic weekend.
If you don’t fancy the walk you are still welcome to join us – and if you don’t fancy camping – there are some rather lovely cottages available for rent too!
For further information contact Lisa at email@example.com or on 07944 140958
We are currently in discussion with the Johannesburg Property Company regarding the purchase of a new building to use as an orphanage in Finetown. It has been proving difficult to obtain a Title Deed but progress is being made albeit slowly!
The new building is what we have dreamed of and will provide a safe and secure home for our children. We are hopeful that it will be ours in the not too distant future.
Last year actor and film director David Morrissey visited Finetown with a charity that he established. CAST (The Creative Arts Schools Trust) worked alongside several of our local schools running creative workshops for the children and for the staff. We were extremely grateful to David, CAST CEO Emma Melati Wee and their team for the encouragement and inspiration they gave to our kids. It’s still the talk of the township!
David said “CAST came to Finetown last year and had an amazing time with the children there. The shows the children came up with were inspiring passionate and magical. I can’t wait to visit them again as soon as possible.”
Emma said “Our trip to Finetown was CAST’s biggest and most successful project to date. We were thrilled and excited by the work from the students and teachers which we’re looking forward to continuing. Thanks to a successful teachers’ network, ideas continue to develop and inspire the students of Finetown.”
Our Founder, Lisa Ashton was overwhelmed to be awarded an MBE for her services to children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa in the News Years Honours List 2013. She is off to the Palace in May to collect her award.