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HOPE Cape Town Newsletter No. 1/2016

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 USA Established
2. Ball of HOPE 2016
3. Barbecue for children at Manenberg Aftercare Centre
4. Opening of HOPE Cape Town Playroom
5. Blikkiesdorp Project
6. HOPE Cape Town Trust AGM
7. HOPE to Home
8. Upcoming Events

1. HOPE Cape Town USA Established

HOPE Cape Town is proud to announce the establishment of HOPE Cape Town USA which will assist with fundraising efforts for our various programs and ensure collaboration and learning exchange while creating awareness about our work in South Africa within the USA. We are pleased to announce our USA board of directors comprising Rev Fr Stefan Hippler, Joe and Shirley Kunzmann and Stacie McNulty. We are excited about this next chapter for HOPE Cape Town and are looking forward to hopeful days ahead.

Please visit our USA website at www.hopecapetownusa.com

 

Hope Cape Town Logo


2. Ball of HOPE 2016

The recent Ball of HOPE at the Westin in Cape Town was a huge success having raised funds that will be used to ensure we continue with our various programs. The master of ceremonies was HOPE Cape Town Goodwill Ambassador, Katlego Maboe, with German singer and HOPE Cape Town Champion, Nevio Passaro and the Holy Cross Convent School Choir entertaining guests. Member of the South African Parliament, Mr Nick Koornhof was also present and his address was very fitting considering how integral he was to the founding of HOPE Cape Town by giving official permission for us to operate within state facilities, as the then Minister of Health. He used this opportunity to congratulate us on 15 years of delivering our programs as HOPE Cape Town. We are also thankful to the SA German Chamber of Commerce and their members for continued support.

 

Please click here to check out the event photos.

 


3. Barbecue for children at Manenberg Aftercare Centre

HOPE Cape Town recently hosted a barbecue for around 200 children at the Manenberg Aftercare Centre. We are thankful to Brett Steensma who sponsored all the food and drinks for the event. The children were entertained by musician, Nevio Passaro who enjoyed engaging with the children through his music. Our visitors at the event were Viola Klein, Organizer of the HOPE Gala Dresden, Mirja Neven du Mont, Moderator for the HOPE Gala Dresden 2016, Anna Schmidt who is assisting with the HOPE Gala Dresden and Thorsten Kloth, Chief Financial Officer of the German Aids Foundation.

 


4. Opening of HOPE Cape Town Playroom

We recently took our supporters on a tour of our various projects. Our visitors included Viola Klein who organises the HOPE Gala Dresden, Anna Schmidt who is assisting with the HOPE Gala Dresden, Mirja Neven du Mont, moderator for the HOPE Gala Dresden 2016, Thorsten Kloth, Chief Financial Officer of the German Aids Foundation and German singer Nevio Passaro who recently performed at the Ball of HOPE in Cape Town. We also used this visit to officially open the HOPE Cape Town Playroom at Tygerberg Hospital which will allow our young patients to have some fun during their long stay in hospital. We are very thankful that Viola Klein was on hand to officiate the opening.

 


5. Blikkiesdorp Project

We recently faced some challenges with our Blikkiesdorp Project with security becoming a major concern. We have now taken measures to secure the project and have two security guards on site ensuring that we can continue to deliver our essential services to the community of Blikkiesdorp. Since we have taken these measures, we have not had any incidents and are confident that the project will continue to bring hope to those in need with the loyal support of our donor, Hope and Future.

 

Photo of the Community Library before and after the theft totally destroyed with nothing left. 


6. HOPE Cape Town Trust AGM

HOPE Cape Town Trust held yet another successful AGM on 7 May 2016 at the Westin, Cape Town celebrating 10 years of the founding of the HOPE Cape Town Trust. Trustees from throughout the world attended reaffirming their commitment to ensuring HOPE Cape Town continues to provide its programs and essential services while ensuring financial sustainability and accountability. We look forward to another successful year ahead and are excited about our plans for the future.

 


7. HOPE to Home

HOPE to Home continues to grow as one of our major projects. One of the biggest challenges in paediatric HIV today is the retention in care of patients who have started ART. Good adherence to treatment is essential in order to avoid the development of drug resistant HIV. HOPE to Home is a project at Tygerberg Hospital that aims to help patients and their caregivers to make the transition between treatment as an inpatient in Tygerberg Hospital’s ward to being treated as an outpatient in the community health centre. This is done through relationship building, support, education and ongoing telephonic follow up. We are increasingly seeing more patients and are committed to promoting and facilitating their adherence to medication with the continued support of our donor, BILD “Ein Herz für Kinder”.

 


8. Upcoming Events

18 July 2016 – Mandela Day in Blikkiesdorp

10 November 2016 - 2nd Gala Dinner in Dresden with guest star, Nana Mouskouri

12 November 2016 – 11th HOPE Gala in Dresden (www.hopegala.de)

 

Thank You for your continued support!

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

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

http://Twitter.com/HopeCapeTown

https://www.instagram.com/hopecapetown/

 

Best Wishes,

HOPE Cape Town team 


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