US$460.00Donated So Far
My name is Jack Jaspan, I am 16 years old and from Manchester, England and currently on a life skills program in Zimbabwe, Africa. As a project while on this course myself, Oscar Melnert from Lund, Sweden aged 20 and Gregan McQueen from Johannesburg, South Africa aged 19 are raising money for an elderly home with various illness such as advanced Dementia and various forms of Disability, in the nearest city to us, Bulawayo. Queen Mary’s was established in 1928 and currently is home to 21 occupants. Zimbabwe for the last 20 years has been stuck in an economic crisis resulting in the pensions of hundreds of thousands of people with years of hard work being deprived of their money. This has created problems throughout Zimbabwe for the older generation and for the Ill, darkening problems continue to arise. Four of the 21 are supported by a help network in the heart of Bulawayo and the other 17 funded by their families. Although the occupants are funded by a group or someone, this does not mean everything is red roses in Queen Mary’s, as a lot of work is needed but no financial plan is in place and currently ran by a group of kind-hearted voluntary workers with a board who finalize the main decisions. At Quest we are already involved with Queen Mary’s, spending time and entertaining the home. Us three are locally fundraising by participating in physical challenges and attending to social events. We are also helping Queen Mary by acquiring sponsors for Queen Mary’s Golf day in September. The money we are raising is going towards to the plumbing system and the ceilings throughout the home, so the lives of current and future occupants can be improved. We are aiming for 6500 United States of American Dollars and would be very appreciative for any contribution given towards the cause. When we visited the home, it was beautiful and vibrant with a few BOLD problems, screaming for repairs that really is sad to see. Thank you for reading and I hope you consider helping Queen Mary’s.
- Oscar Lindskoug
- Campaign Owner
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