Catherine Michell

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Royal Parks Half Marathon 10/10

Our two runners are in training for the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London on Sunday 10 October, to raise money for the GRCT. The somewhat cloudy rather than sunny Summer weather this year has made the training more manageable! This event was deferred from last year due to the pandemic. If you wish to support our runners, […]

Angels in human form

Lindsey, a volunteer with our beneficiary the e’Pap Children’s Feeding Project, reports: “I stand in awe of these precious ladies who run these ECD centres under sometimes very difficult situations. They appreciate my visits and are so proud of their schools. The children are all very happy and well disciplined and they all […]

Hope in these times

The unrest and looting in South Africa in July following ex-president Jacob Zuma’s arrest and imprisonment was a very unsettling and worrying time. However, we are so often reminded of the spirit of resilience and co-operation which still holds firm. An example of this is the swift action taken by the […]

New feeding projects

The GRCT trustees have agreed to fund e’Pap at two new locations, one of which we mentioned briefly in our last newsletter. We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of St Francis Bay for overseeing these projects. The first is at the Bright Future Creche situated in Nompumelelo Village township […]

e’Pap feeding following lockdown easing

e’Pap feeding is still not back to what it was pre-Covid as some children have still not returned to school. This has been complicated by a further lockdown, which has since been eased. However, as we mentioned in our last newsletter, once South African schools reopened there was an overall improvement […]

Remembering Sister Ethel

It was with great sadness that we heard from our friends at Missionvale Care Centre that Sister Ethel has passed away. The GRCT has been funding feeding projects for children at the Missionvale Care Centre for many years, including e’Pap for the primary school.  Sister Ethel Normoyle moved from Ireland and settled in the […]

Reflections

As we reflect on Mandela Day yesterday, on last week’s unrest and on the current lockdown in South Africa, this quote is a reminder of why we do what we do. And we are able to fund and slowly expand this work even in these circumstances, thanks to the generosity […]

The Great Garden Route Trek – final totals

What a success, thank you so much to all our wonderful “trekkers”! The final fundraising total for the Great Garden Route Trek was £11,500. An astounding amount thanks to the great enthusiasm and support of participants from all over the world – from hardy winter sea swimmers, to indoor rowers to all […]