FELLOW MASTERS HOCKEY PLAYERS
We are thrilled to announce our selection of a charity organization for the SA Masters Hockey IPT 2016 fundraising initiative : GREENSLEEVES CHILDREN TRUST
Greensleeves Place of Safety was founded to provide for the care and nurture of abandoned, abused or orphaned children. It is so much more to the many many children whom have made this place their home.
Greensleeves’ existence relies on founders, Di and Ian Lehy’s own resources and any donations they receive from private individuals and companies. This place of safety was founded some 18yrs ago. The Government support application is in process however this takes some time and the facility’s resource requirements are never-ending with priorities including:
– Reliable transport for the some 30 children and staff (the Lehy’s borrowed from their bond to make this happen)
– Monthly salaries and wages of teachers and staff
– Non-permanent structures implemented as safe houses / classrooms
– Maintenance / upkeep of the facilities (non-existent due to basic priorities needing to be fulfilled with any funding that comes in)
An income of a mere R17 000 per month from committed family and friends is not adequate to dent the current realistic cost of R70 000 per month in “consumables” to run the organization. Lump sum donations are welcomed and serve to fund the accrued deficits.
PROCESS / FUNDRAISING
We would like to challenge each of the 65 odd TEAMS to raise cash donations – and each team makes a financial pledge by way of a once off total donation to GREENSLEEVES (there is no minimum and no maximum amount – it is up to the resp. team’s fundraising efforts)
Once your team has raised the respective funds and is ready to effect payment this may be made directly to GREENSLEEVES :
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING IDENTIFIABLE REFERENCE FOR PAYMENT:
THOSE TEAMS THAT HAVE PLEDGED/DONATED :
Please confirm the number of persons in your team (male and female respectively) – the children would like to thank you personally with a special gift that they have made – you may email this information to myself (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let’s rally around this cause and create the hype and excitement that will attract your generosity for this very worthy organization.
So we challenge each and every one of you to give freely with love and in the spirit of MASTERS hockey …. WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
Yours in hockey
HADINE DE BLOE
Obo Border Masters Hockey : SA Masters Hockey IPT Hosts 2016