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HOPE Cape Town Newsletter Nr. 2/ 2015

 Dear HOPE Cape Town Friends

 

We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our newsletter.

 

In this edition:

 

- Latest News
- Upcoming Events
- Thank You


In this issue
1. German Charity Gala raises funds for HOPE Cape Town
2. Pick n Pay shows support for HOPE Cape Town
3. Williams Hunt Cape Town sponsors a new car for HOPE Cape Town
4. German AIDS Foundation honors Rev Father Stefan Hippler
5. HOPE Doctors give Talk to Foster Parents

1. German Charity Gala raises funds for HOPE Cape Town

 The Gala Night of the Stars was held in Germany on 5 February 2015 to raise funds for HOPE Cape Town.

Organisers Viola Klein and Andre Sarrasani invited celebrities Andrea Ballschuh and Wofgang Lippert to MC the evening. The German country band "Truck Stop" also featured as part of the evening’s entertainment.HOPE Cape Town thanks all our supporters for their ongoing loyalty and dedication to our cause.


2. Pick n Pay shows support for HOPE Cape Town

 HOPE Cape Town recently received a generous donation of Ten Thousand Rand from Pick ‘n Pay.

HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat said, “We are delighted with this donation which will help us to continue to operate in the more than twenty communities that we serve. We are very grateful to Pick ‘n Pay for supporting our efforts.”

Pick ‘n Pay representative, Ms Judy van Aswegen added, “HOPE Cape Town is an organisation that operates at grass roots level and is having a positive impact on so many lives. We want to acknowledge the good work they do and also play our part.”


3. Williams Hunt Cape Town sponsors a new car for HOPE Cape Town

 HOPE Cape Town recently received a major boost with the generous sponsorship of a brand new Chevrolet Aveo Sedan from Williams Hunt Cape Town.

HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat said, “We are thrilled with this sponsorship and are looking forward to putting this vehicle to good use allowing us to continue to operate in the more than twenty communities that we support. We are very grateful to Williams Hunt Cape Town who are based in Bellville for acknowledging the work that we do and for their enthusiasm and dedication to making a positive difference in the community.”

Williams Hunt Cape Town New Car Sales Manager, Mr Jacques Fryer added, “We have long been aware of the good work that HOPE Cape Town does and felt that we wanted to play our part and support their efforts. We are a community focussed dealership and always try to help where we can.”

Caption: HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat with Mr Jacques Fryer, New Car Sales Manager of Williams Hunt Cape Town, during the handing over of the vehicle.


4. German AIDS Foundation honors Rev Father Stefan Hippler

 On Saturday evening, 10 January 2015, the 21st Festive Opera Gala for the German AIDS Foundation took place at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. More than 2000 high-profiled guests from visited the event. The new main sponsor, Audi, presented a cheque of 200,000 Euros to the Honorary Chairman of the German AIDS-Foundation, Prof Dr Rita Süssmuth. Overall, the German AIDS-Foundation expects a total of around 500,000 Euros for this year.

The money will go into important aid projects of the German AIDS Foundation in Germany, South Africa and Mozambique. The next Festive Opera Gala in Berlin will take place on 7 November 2015.

This year the winners of the "World without AIDS Award" were Rev Fr Stefan Hippler and Prof Dr Rita Süssmuth. Via video message, Manuel Neuer gave the laudation for Rev Fr Stefan Hippler. The soccer star honored the work of the founder of HOPE Cape Town, an organisation that supports especially children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The former Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, honored Prof Dr Rita Süssmuth for her many decades of fighting against AIDS.

For the German AIDS Foundation, the Festive Opera Gala is the most glamorous and most important charity event since 1994. Since many years Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, acts as chairman for this evening.

The Charity Gala received more than 6.2 million Euros in the last 20 years. With the income of the 21st Festive Opera Gala the German AIDS Foundation is going to support projects in Berlin as well as in Southern Africa.


5. HOPE Doctors give Talk to Foster Parents

 HOPE Cape Town’s doctors were invited by the NGO NORSA to talk to their foster parents about babies that are HIV exposed and/or HIV positive. The talk was given in the Bellville Methodist Church Hall and was well attended by approximately 20 people.  All attendees listened attentively to the latest guidelines on the testing and management of babies born to HIV positive mothers. A lot of the foster parents face this situation on a regular basis and it is important that they are up to date in what the latest government guidelines are advising. As well as dealing with HIV we also educated the foster parents on the disease syphilis and its possible effects on babies born to mothers carrying syphilis. We ended off the 1, 5 hour session by doing a practical session on how to administer the different ARV syrups to babies. It was a highly successful morning with lots of education around ‘HIV and the infant’, given to an audience that was highly receptive!

 


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  Upcoming Events

 

Ball of HOPE - 2015

16th May 2015

 

HOPE Gala Dresden (10th Anniversary)

31st October 2015

 

www.hopegala.de

3. Thank You

Please visit our website www.hopecapetown.com  regularly, keep up to date about HOPE Cape Town and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

http://www.Facebook.com/hope.Capetown

http://Twitter.com/HopeCapeTown

 

 

Best Wishes, 
HOPE Cape Town team

 


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