GREENSLEEVES hosted two successful “Around the World” fundraisers on Saturday at Hudson Park Primary School, raising R30000 for the place of safety for children.
Greensleeves Children’s Trust founder Dianne Lehy said she decided to host the fundraiser following her recent birthday and wanted to do something completely different.
“Everyone auto- matically receives an economy class aeroplane ticket when they arrive at the event and they have the option of upgrading to business class at a small fee.
“They will eat foods from around the world and view videos of the various countries,” said Lehy.
A large number of supporters turned up for the evening fundraiser where they not only learned about various countries, but were also informed of the work done at Greensleeves.
They visited seven countries including South Africa, US, Mexico, India, Italy and Germany.
Lehy explained that it costs R80 000 per month to run the children’s centre and they rely on donations for survival.
Funds raised will be put towards their newly built school on their premises and the payment of salaries for teachers, who currently only receive enough funds to pay for their petrol.
“We decided to home-school the children because many of them were not fitting in at the local schools,” said Lehy.
Teresita Ndibongo, who attended the function said: “I came along because Greensleeves is a worthwhile place and they need as much help as they can get. Even small things like medication can add up to big bills for them.”
Anyone who would like to help is encouraged to make a monthly donation of as little as R10. To find out more, contact Lehy on 082-770-4336.