“ADOPT A PENSIONER : YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE'S LIFE”
The Shamwari Trust is a Durban based Trust Fund formed to look after the interests of Rhodesians-Zimbabweans. The members of this trust are from the main Rhodesian-Zimbabwean service organisations in Durban . The Trust has three main aims:-
To assist those Rhodesians-Zimbabweans who are less fortunate and in need;
To preserve our heritage, our history and our memorabilia for the world to see; and
To arrange for Rhodesians-Zimbabweans to continue to meet each other socially.
Our Reunion will hopefully look after our third goal, but our main concern is that many of our elderly survive on a very small amount of money and have few of the pleasures of life. Many worked hard to retire with a pension only to find that it is worthless or they cannot receive it. We know of a number of people who do not have family to assist them and the trust would like to assist them with a regular monthly donation in order to make their life a whole lot better.
With this in mind we appeal to those who can afford to “Adopt a Pensioner ” . We welcome any donation but ideally we are seeking to find a large number of people who were able to donate something on a regular monthly basis by means of a stop order. In this way we are able to plan on a long term basis knowing that we have a regular income to do so. No amount is too small or large and if we can get a number of people to adopt this plan we will be able to do a great deal to assist those in need.
In addition we are looking for all types of memorabilia, military medals and uniforms that we can put to use in our Club and any surplus to our requirement will be sold to best advantage to raise money for the trust. We will be collecting them at the Reunion so please bring along all the military buttons/badges and other items of interest. They are valuable and can be sold to raise funds rather than lying in the bottom of your drawer.
If you are able to assist with our “ Adopt a Pensioner ” campaign kindly fill out the form below or contact Jill de Beer on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 031 903 5405.