Good Morning All
I woke up this morning and realized it was September and that Christmas once again is almost upon us. Scary !!! Once again I need to start thinking about the old people in Harare.
Please before you delete this take a minute to reflect that we are all going to be this age one day and we may find ourselves in similar circumstance where we thought our future was secure until the Zimbabwe dollar crashed and our life savings ended up a pittance of a mere $ 10.00 a month or our family have left the country for greener pastures (no one blames them) but over time have forgotten that they have parents in Zimbabwe (It happens). Folks these old guys didn’t ask to be in this situation and it definitely isn’t your fault, but it’s not their either. They are victims of circumstance. If we are not there for them, who is ? If we cannot do this for them then who will ? Christmas is about giving and caring. Please care for these old weary souls who have no one else. If you can’t give a donation then please help by passing this email on to your friends. We have no choice but to rely on you, the public and sponsors for support.
This year has been an extremely hard year with all sorts of challenges and we all know that the old age homes in Zimbabwe have been struggling in this hard economic situation. This year we have been approached by 2 other homes in Zimbabwe for assistance for some sort of Christmas and we are also wanting to help other oldies who are not in a home but are living on the streets who need our love and support.
In the previous years we have given them a Christmas lunch before and on Christmas day and a big New Year’s lunch. This year we would like to do something different. We would like to give the oldies a proper Christmas lunch on Christmas day, lunch on New Year and would like to stock there deep freezers and pantry’s. A lasting gift.
For Christmas we normally cater for +/- 300 people. This will cover the residents and staff at the homes. We decorate the dining room with a Christmas Tree and lights before Christmas to give them the Christmas feeling. We also like to give them a little Christmas present which is normally a hamper of goodies they can use depending on funds and donations raised. For our 'Street Oldies'a term used for our destitute old people who cannot afford a home, we would like to try and buy a tent with food while we are trying to make a plan to get them into an old age home.
We do understand the economy is especially hard this year and that is why we are sending our appeal out early in the hopes that someone somewhere can spare an extra £10.00 or more.
Our wish list below is a breakdown of what we are aiming for, with your help, to provide for the old folk to make this Christmas special for them. As mentioned you never know, it may be a last for some of them.
All donations can be paid into the following account :
Account Holder : S. M. LOTTERING
Bank : NATWEST
Branch : COLECHESTER
Account No : 32415664
Sort Code : 60-06-06
I thank you in advance for reading this appeal and no matter how small or large your donation is , it is always greatly received and very appreciated by all.
Cell : +263 772 603 847
Email : [email protected]
Skype : debbie.victor2