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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!

Helwel Hike - September 2017


More than thirty Helwel supporters and six dogs had a most enjoyable hike on Dartmoor at the beginning of September, blessed by fine weather and nourished by a good lunch in the New Inn at Widdecombe. It was wonderful to have children and also new supporters from nearby parts of Devon.

We will have raised about 2,000 in sponsorship to purchase toys and educational equipment for the creche at the Ukhanye Community Care Centre near Nqutu and Isandlwana in rural KwaZulu Natal.

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