Our Chair’s visit to the Garden Route

Ruth Burns, our Chair, reports:

“I was overjoyed to return to South Africa in October last year to visit some of the GRCT’s beneficiaries.  Our first stop was to represent the trustees in Knysna where 80 people gathered in St. George’s Anglican Church Hall to celebrate 20 years since the start of the e’Pap Children’s Feeding Project. This project started out with just a few small schools and a hunch that feeding e’Pap each morning would make a difference.  It was Penny Flemings’ desire to help her friend that inspired the foundation of the Garden Route Children’s Trust in 2006. Here we are in 2024 and the e’Pap Children’s Feeding Project is our main beneficiary and calculates that it has served a whopping 11 million bowls of e’Pap since its foundation. In the middle of our visit we visited Sister Martha and Sister Breda at the Place of Mercy and Hope. Andrew and I also visited Jacky Daniel’s house in Despatch on our way back to the airport.”  

Andrew and Ruth with Shelley Godsell, the founder of the e’Pap Children’s Feeding project.
Decoration for the hall made by schools – one of ten posters and clever bunting made of empty e’Pap packets.

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