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Helwel Hike - Wye Valley
June 2018


Helwel supporters did a most enjoyable hike in the Wye Valley to raise money for fencing to protect crops in the rural areas of KwaZulu Natal.

Maisemore gig

A very good evening was had by all at Maisemore, Gloucestershire on 30th September. Za Ellis had some Zulu friends to join us and with their help we had a go at singing "Shosholoza" - here's Bill Foster leading the Band for their rendition of some classic dance tunes and songs.

Mike Ellis did a brilliant job as auctioneer of an original painting of Madiba which he and Za very kindly donated to raise money for Helwel Trust.

We're not sure whether expenditure of calories on the dance floor exceeded the intake from all the good food, but it would have been a close call! Many thanks to Mike and Za for arranging the Dinner and dance event. We will update you all when the funds have been counted!
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