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Special Thank You

This is a Special Thank You acknowledgement from the Hope in Christ Mission to Ruth Fitzpatrick.

Since 9th February 2010 she has been helping the organisation in every capacity(receiving donations, forwarding thank you letters, fundraising for the building fund, and public awareness. She has also been a tremendous comfort and friend to the family.

We thank you and appreciate you dearly.

Black Rock Casino

Veneshrie Chetty from the Blackrock casino handed over a check to the managers (Andrew Pienaar and Jo-Ann Pienaar) of The Hope in Christ mission.

The Blackrock casino have also pledged future support to The Hope in Christ Mission (refer to article by Newcastle express dated 27 July 2010)

The cause of the fire

The cause of the fire that killed 11 people at a Newcastle orphanage a year ago remains a puzzle.

Forensic experts, investigating the blaze that destroyed the Hope in Christ Children’s Home in Ingogo, could not establish if an electrical fault, negligence or an accident caused the fire, KwaZulu-Natal police said yesterday…. READ MORE

Huttenpark school assembly

This morning Huttenpark school gave a special assembly in memory of Justin, Joshua and Nicole Pienaar,they unveiled the benches that will be placed in the school garden, here are images pictures of the benches:

Huttenpark school

Thank you to Hutten park primary school for a check of R50 000,00 in December 2011

Phase 1 Completed

Hope in Christ completed phase 1 of the building project(picture attached).

Thanks to Air Products for their donation of R5 000.00

Phase 2 Started

On the weekend of the 27th April2012-30th April2012 we started Phase 2 of the building project, this weekend we successfully laid the foundations and floor slabs for house 1 and the Dining hall with the assistance of an amazing group of people from Why Not Africa and the family of the Hope in Christ mission.

Thanks to ALS earthmoving company for their continues donation of a TLB, without your assistance we would not have successfully completed our work party weekend.
Thanks to Sholoza Engineering Projects for their donation of R100 000.00
Thanks to Newcor Trading for their donation of 1000 Blocks
Thank you to Rob Hoatson for his donation of a storage container & water pump
Thanks to Patterson B&B for the accommodation for the volunteers (thanks Gert you´re a star)
Thanks to Adele from Ithemba security for the security guard this weekend

Create Employment

It is the heart of The Hope in Christ mission to create employment for the local people of Ingogo as this is a very poor community. We have so far started by employing 9 people to do the block work for the building project.

Thank you to Evlyn Bell-cross for her donation of R4000.00
Thank you to James Morgan for his donation of R5000.00.
Thank you to Len Bollman for a donation of a generated water pump.
Thanks to Patrick from Stay easy Hotel for 3 bags of linen.
Thank you to Audrey for a donation of children’s clothes & toys.
Thank you to Blocon for a much needed donation of 8 tons of building sand.
Thank you to the Newcastle Winterfest for a donation of R2000.00.
Thank you Calvern (Surebuild construction) for the temporary use of scaffolding.

Dining hall & house 1 block work

Hope in Christ mission conveys their deepest condolences to the family of Len Bollman that passed away on the 30th July2012. Hope in Christ completed the block work for the Dining hall and house 1 at the end of July 2012.

Thanks to Evlyn for the donation of a gas heater + gas bottle.
Thanks to Liz Botha for her donation of lovely chandelier light fixtures.
Thanks to Hannes Liebenberg for two French doors.
Thanks to the Methodist church for a donation of basins with pedestals, stove and dishwasher.
Thanks to Newcor Trading for a donation of 1500 blocks.
Thanks Proton for another donation of channelling and fixtures.