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HOPE Cape Town Newsletter Nr. 3/ 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. HOPE Cape Town Trust Annual General Meeting
2. HOPE Cape Town hands over toys to Holy Cross Convent School
3. Ball Raises Funds for HOPE Cape Town
4. HOPE Cape Town hosts Stellenbosch University students
5. HOPE Cape Town welcomes Kia Johnson as our HOPE Hero

1. HOPE Cape Town Trust Annual General Meeting

HOPE Cape Town Trust had its Annual General Meeting on 16 May 2015 at the Mediterranean Villa in Cape Town. During the AGM, Rev Father Stefan Hippler, Chair of the HOPE Cape Town Trust reported on the financial and general well-being of the Trust and reaffirmed the strong position and standing of the Trust. The board reaffirmed their commitment to the effective management and oversight of the Trust and attributed the success to date to prudent spending, careful investments and effective controls that have been established.
Dr Izane Reyneke, HOPE Cape Town Program Coordinator, gave an overview of the state of HOPE Cape Town Association and gave feedback on current projects and the direction moving forward. 
Mr Fahim Docrat, HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, gave an overview of fundraising to date, highlighting our reliance on German donors as our core funders while significant progress has been made with South African donors who will account for a larger percentage of income in the coming years. Marketing efforts have also yielded returns with increased visibility and awareness of HOPE Cape Town in South Africa due to the forging of significant local partnerships. 
The outgoing treasurer, Prof Detlev Geiss was thanked for his many years of service and the new treasurer, Mrs Petra Reichwein, was welcomed and is now entrusted with this important position. The AGM was concluded on a high note with all in attendance committing to grow HOPE Cape Town and ensure we continue to positively impact the communities that we serve.

2. HOPE Cape Town hands over toys to Holy Cross Convent School

HOPE Cape Town recently handed over R10 000 worth of toys, courtesy of a German donor, to the Holy Cross Convent School.
The toys will be used by the school’s after care centre and all students will have access to the toys. 
The school choir have been participating at the Ball of HOPE event for many years now and this relationship has grown into a strong partnership.
HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat said, “We wanted to show our appreciation to the school for their commitment to our cause and felt the toys would assist them with their efforts of encouraging learning through play, particularly with the younger learners. We thank the school for their friendship and hope the learners benefit from our gift.”
Mr Fahim Docrat, school principal, Mrs Du Plesis, Sister Francis Cooper with students from the school choir.
Mr Fahim Docrat and Sister Francis Cooper with students from the school choir

3. Ball Raises Funds for HOPE Cape Town

 HOPE Cape Town received a major financial boost from its annual Ball of HOPE event held at the Westin recently. The Ball raised over R235 000 which will help the organisation continue to support the communities of the Western Cape with its various programmes including research, toy libraries, resistance testing and 22 HOPE Community Health Workers who are active in the field.
The event which was attended by more than 300 guests from South Africa and abroad included celebrities, members of the diplomatic core and government officials, was a huge success and not only raised funds but also created an awareness of the challenges that South Africa still faces in terms of dealing with HIV/Aids and TB and the related social ills.
The event which had HOPE Goodwill Ambassador, Katlego Maboe as the master of ceremonies had Justice Edwin Cameron as the guest speaker while entertainment included songs by Katlego, Kim Collins and the Holy Cross Children’s Choir.
According to the organisations founder and Chair of HOPE Cape Town Trust, Rev Father Stefan Hippler, “We are thankful to all our supporters who make it possible to bring HOPE to so many. We still have a long way to go and there is an ever increasing need to expand our services. With the continued support of our international friends and the South African public, we are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.”
HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat added, “We are very thankful to Ms Viola Klein, our main fundraiser in Germany, for handing over the cheque of R3 million on behalf of the donor, Ein Herz Für Kinder. We are very pleased that the Ball of HOPE remains a major event on the Cape Town social calendar and continues to be supported by members of the SA German Chamber of Commerce.”
Ms Viola Klein hands over a cheque for R3million to Rev Fr Stefan Hippler, joined by Fahim Docrat and Anja Tambusso-Ferraz from the SA German Chamber of Commerce
HOPE Goodwill Ambassador, Katlego Maboe with the HOPE team
Cheque for R124 000 handover from SMA Solar Technology
Rev Fr Stefan Hippler, Anja Tambusso-Ferraz and Justice Edwin Cameron

4. HOPE Cape Town hosts Stellenbosch University students

  HOPE Cape Town recently hosted twenty dietetic (first year) students from Stellenbosch University who were participating in the university’s Amazing Race for Health. During their tour they visited our projects in Blikkiesdorp to see what role NPO`S are playing to improve health for SA citizens. 


5. HOPE Cape Town welcomes Kia Johnson as our HOPE Hero

Kia Johnson has come on board as a HOPE Hero.
Kia is a South African television and radio personality who co-hosts the Morning Breakfast Show 'Planet Haaibo' on SABC's Radio 2000 and is the main anchor and producer on her own show every weekend called 'Saturday Night Live on 2000.'  She is also a former SABC 3 Expresso TV and Primedia radio presenter.
Besides radio she is currently presenting and producing her own TV show on StarSat's Deen TV Channel 365 which spans across South Africa and Africa.  The show is called 'Life with KJ' and is  aimed at uplifting the community showcasing 'sung' and 'unsung' heroes who are making a positive difference and effecting change.
 “I've always been passionate about making a difference within people's lives and I hope to further my passion for this through my Ambassador role with 'HOPE Cape Town’ and supporting the good work they have been doing changing the lives of so many for the better. As a mother of two I feel very strongly about making a difference through this partnership and securing a better future for our children. I am very excited and am looking forward to the journey."


 Upcoming Events

HOPE Gala Dresden (10th Anniversary)
31st October 2015 
Ball of HOPE - 2016
14th May 2016
3. Thank You
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Best Wishes, 
HOPE Cape Town team

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