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Wednesday, May 5, 2010



We are saddened to report the death of Norman Nimmo and his wife in a road accident. Norman was involved with ZPSF over the years and his efforts will be greatly missed. Hannes Botha and his team continue the work.


Dear Friends and Donors,

Firstly, I start with the news that our oldest recipient at 97 years old has departed from Zimbabwe to start a new life in Perth, Australia, to live with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. It must have been a traumatic experience having lived here for over 60 years to have had to sell almost all of her possessions as well as her house. I had wanted to say a final farewell as I had grown quite attached to this lady who had many stories of better days to tell, unfortunately, in the end her departure day arrived without my knowledge. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Anna all the very best of wishes in her new life ‘down under’ and we offer our thanks to her for all the work caring for others in the community over many years, God speed Anna.

I have been associated with S.O.A.P., here in Bulawayo for 8 years and have now decided that it is time to step down and give a younger person or persons residing in Bulawayo the opportunity to help Louise Campbell with assisting the elderly & destitute pensioners of Bulawayo. Accordingly I will leave S.O.A.P. Bulawayo immediately after the delivery on the 11th August 2010. For anyone who is interested in helping with this rewarding work. I reproduce a notice which will also appear in the e-mail publication ‘Morning Mirror’ published by Mags Kreil.

S.O.A.P. BULAWAYO are now looking for a conscientious person or persons to take on all or part, of Dave's work which includes on a monthly basis, the following duties; ordering & collection of vegetables, delivering them to a central packing point. Interviewing likely recipients of food parcels, collecting & delivering food parcels to approximately 50 people.

On an as and when required basis; answering e-mails promptly, publishing a quarterly update, raising funds and issuing acknowledgements. Occasionally unloading & storing groceries, also keeping in contact with and meeting donors from different parts of the world. This is a totally voluntary undertaking and no payment is offered other than an allowance for fuel.

If you are totally reliable, of good standing and can carry out all or some of the above duties and wish to assist over 180 destitute pensioners in Bulawayo, please in the first instance apply by e-mail to Telling us why you think you are suitable so that an interview may be arranged.

Thank you.

For the next few months all our details will remain the same, a further update will be produced in late June with any amendments that are necessary. I would like to thank you all for the help, assistance and prayers over the last 8 years there have been some very challenging and difficult times. I could not have managed without the help of YOU ALL.

God bless you all and thank you,

Dave Gill.

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