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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Waterfalls Trust - appeal

Debbie Victor
Good Morning All

 That time of the year where family and friends are planning the Easter Weekend and where they are going for the long weekend is fast approaching.  Yip I’m talking about EASTER !!!  Golly where is the year going ??  

Please before you delete this take a minute to reflect that we are all going to be this age one day and we may find ourselves in similar circumstance where we thought our future was secure until the Zimbabwe dollar crashed and our life savings ended up a pittance of a mere $ 10.00 a month or our family have left the country for greener pastures (no one blames them) but over time have forgotten that they have parents in Zimbabwe (It happens).  Folks these old guys didn’t ask to be in this situation and it definitely isn’t your fault, but it’s not their either.  They are victims of circumstance.  If we are not there for them, who is ? If we cannot do this for them then who will ?  I ask you to help me make this a memorable Easter for them.  Please care for these old weary souls who have no one else.  If you can’t give a donation then please help by passing this email on to your friends.  We have no choice but to rely on you, the public  and sponsors for support.


We all know that the old age homes in Zimbabwe have been struggling in this hard economic situation.  One particular one which is close to my heart, as you all may be aware,  is Waterfalls Old Age Home.  Now, once again my begging bowl is out for Waterfalls Old Age Home Easter Tea which we hope to hold on Good Friday 18th April 2014!! . 


We try and make this special for the old folk (for some of them it may be their last Easter).  When we have managed to put a Easter Tea on they have looked forward to this occasion with anticipation, missing it when it hasn’t been possible.  Unable to give them a Easter Tea last year we would like to make it special this year for them.


For Easter Tea we normally cater for +/- 100 people.  This is to cover the +/- 50 residents and staff which are at the home, if any of the residents would like to invite a friend and for any sponsors or donors who would like join us  and for the helpers who volunteer their services, such as a choir,  Line Dancers (They love participating in this event), photographer,  etc.  As they LOVE having their photo taken on Father Christmas’ knee, we are aiming to get the Easter Bunny for them  to have their photo taken with !!!  Why not ?  Who says you have to be 8 and not 80.  Line Dancing and the Easter Bunny are the highlights of the day for them.  We like to give them a little Easter present (along with their Easter Eggs)  which is normally a hamper of goodies they can use depending on funds and donations  raised.


We do understand the economy is especially hard this time of the year and that is why we are sending our appeal out early in the hopes that someone somewhere can spare an extra coke , packet of crisps or $ 10.00  


We are appealing  for donations in either cash or kind towards the Tea and hampers.  Our wish list below is a breakdown of what we are aiming, with your help, to provide for the old folk to make this Christmas special for them.  As mentioned you never know, it may be a last for some of them. 


TEAS FOR +/- 100


Cakes, Sandwiches, Tarts, Scones, donuts, Sausage Rolls, Mini Pies, Samoosas, Cheese Biscuits (for the diabetics) Coffee, Tea, Milk, Sugar



Toilet Rolls



Tinned Tuna




Bath 2Soap




Air Fresheners

Hand Cream

Cup A Soups

2 minute noodles




I thank you in advance for reading this appeal and no matter how small or large your donation is , it is always greatly received and very appreciated by all. Please contact Debbie Victor on 0772 603 847 or email



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