We wish you all a very Happy Xmas and a prosperous 2017. Your support and contributions this year have been very important in ensuring that SOAP in Harare and Bulawayo can continue to do their good work.
We would like to update you on our activities and the position of the pensioners that SOAP support.
- In early November Mike Mino visited Zimbabwe and took the opportunity to meet with Louise Campbell who heads up SOAP in Bulawayo and Deleen DuToit and her team who run SOAP in Harare.
- Once again we had a very well supported Golf Day at Boomerang Farm Golf Club in September. James King and his team do a great job in supplying an outstanding venue. For the first time we had a hole in one thanks to Ed Hough whose team went on to win the competition. Some generous donations for the auction and some great auctioning by Tony Skinner helped us raise over $24 000. Thank you to all those who attended and who donated prizes and raffle items.
- The Toowoomba Charity Cricket Festival was held on Saturday the 8th October and was very well supported with teams coming from Brisbane. This has now become an annual event with over $10 000 being raised. Our thanks go to Simon and Alex Lamont for organizing and running the event. Thank you also to all those who supported the event and who made donations of auction items and who have joined the monthly donors.
- The base of our fund raising activities are the monthly donors. We are raising about $3000 a month through these regular donations. Our sincere thanks to all those who participate and for your amazing generosity. In addition we continue to receive a steady stream of one-off donations for which we are most grateful.
- Finally thank-you everyone for your support. For anyone who has not received our acknowledgement of thanks and receipts for donations please let us have your email address as we have received donations but either have no contact details or our emails have been returned. Every donation no matter how much makes a big difference and is very much appreciated.
- Should you wish to make a Xmas donation the bank details are as follows or you can donate via the website.
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