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BLIND COUNCILLOR SWIMS FOR SHELTER IN TSHWANE 2018 (COMPLETED)

BLIND COUNCILLOR SWIMS FOR SHELTER IN TSHWANE 2018 (COMPLETED)

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I AM COMPETING IN THE MIDMAR MILE 2018

My name is Hentie Nortjé and I am living in Tshwane. I am a blind long distance swimmer and am I preparing for my 18th consecutive Midmar Mile, which will take place on Saturday the 10th of February 2018. I am currently practicing as an attorney and am I furthermore a councillor in the City of Tshwane Metro.       

I swam over the last years for numerous schools and institutions in Tshwane, namely:

  1. Carel Du Toit Centre for children with hearing disabilities in 2013 (see: http://www.backabuddy.co.za/deaf-children2013thiscampaignisnowcomplete)
  2. Pathways-Pretoria School for multi disabled children in 2014 (see: http://www.backabuddy.co.za/blind-man-swims-for-disabled-children-)
  3. Pula Difate Primary School in 2015 (see: http://www.backabuddy.co.za/blind-man-swims-for-pula-difate-primary-school)
  4. Democratic Alliance in 2016 (see: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/blind-councillor-swims-16th-midmar-mile-fo2016)
  5. SA Guide Dogs Association in 2017 (see: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/blind-councillor-of-tshwane-swims-for-the)

I am allocated by the Democratic Alliance to work in Ward 81. Ward 81 falls to a great extent within the borders of Sunnyside. Numerous institutions and individuals are taking a lot of strain in the Sunnyside area because of the current social and economical challenges in South Africa. Harmonie Oord is one of these institutions. It is a shelter which caters for elderly people who have no place to stay and who are earning only a state pension of R1,600-00 per month. However, the cost to keep one resident at Harmonie Oord, is approximately R2,100-00 per month. 

I believe that any nation must not only look after the poor and the elderly, but must take serious steps to provide for its Senior Citizens in need. It is because of this reason that I have decided to raise money for Harmonie Oord by swimming my 18th consecutive Midmar Mile. This is a humble attempt from my side to improve the daily lives of the residents of Harmonie Oord. 

KINDLY CONSIDER MAKING A GENEROUS DONATION TO THIS WORTHWHILE CAUSE, BY CLICKING ON THE YELLOW “DONATE” BUTTON, PLEASE.   

Donations

  • Feb 22, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Mooi so. Hou so aan." - Daan van Niekerk

  • Feb 12, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Sterkte Hentie en baie dankie" - Bettie du Preez

  • Feb 12, 2018 - R 490.00
  • "Sterkte en geniet die swem - Baie dankie" - H Van Rooyen, A Krijt, L Bosch, R de Beer

  • Feb 12, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Van Elmarie Neilson" - Elmarie Neilson

  • Feb 12, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte Hentie" - V Hellferschee, K Gerber

  • Feb 09, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Lekker swem Hentie. Ons is trots op jou" - John Barendrecht

  • Feb 09, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Congratulations on the great work - the swim and supporting this organisation in Sunnyside" - Judy Scott-Goldman

  • Feb 09, 2018 - R 2 276.81
  • "This donation is to say thanks to every working at Harmonie Oord. You are special people." - PAWSON PROPERTIES

  • Feb 09, 2018 - R 3 010.00
  • "Baie sterkte van n mede lawyer met n passie vir die blindes" - Luise

  • Feb 09, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Well done" - Anonymous

  • Feb 07, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Henco, moeNIE vir Hentie skree nie as jy daai 1 groot krokodil sien nie asb ;-)" - Bart

  • Feb 06, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck with the swim Hentie. Lets try and reach R20 000 for Harmonie Oord!" - Natalie Frisby

  • Feb 04, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte Henie. Hier is ons twee se R100 elk" - Anneli van der Merwe en Edwina van den Vyver

  • Feb 03, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte Hentie" - Valerie

  • Feb 02, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Great! Geniet swem!" - HELENA

  • Feb 01, 2018 - R 250.00
  • "Let's build a caring Capital!" - Malan & Nortje

  • Feb 01, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte Hentie. Leanie hier is my R100. " - Anette Prinsloo

  • Feb 01, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Dankie Hentie vir jou omgee. Kom kollegas ons sien nog nie almal se bydrae nie." - Leanie du Plessis

  • Feb 01, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Kom almal ondersteun Hentie asb. My bydrae as personeel van Harmonie Park." - Hester Language

  • Feb 01, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "My bydrae as Raadslid. Sterkte." - Eugene Kruger

  • Feb 01, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Hier is my bydrae as lid van Harmonie Park personeel." - Johan Basson

  • Jan 31, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "All the best! May this be the best one ever!!" - Lynnwood View B&B

  • Jan 31, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Ons gaan SWEM!!" - Henco

  • Jan 31, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Ons gaan SWEM!!" - Arno

  • Jan 31, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "All the best from the Lions Pty City" - lions Club Pta City

  • Jan 29, 2018 - R 3 000.00
  • "Baie Sterkte" - Magalieskruin Gemeente

  • Jan 23, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte met die swem. Ons waardeer dit." - Matrone Whitehouse

  • Jan 21, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte! Kom mense kom ons ondersteun Hentie." - Michiel Botha

  • Jan 19, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Sterkte., mag alles goed gaan dis vir 'n goeie saak." - Louise - Pretoria

  • Jan 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sterkte vir die GROOT swem!" - Jakkie Rustenburg

  • Jan 15, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Voorspoed - groot uitdaging vir 'n verdienstelike projek" - Rudolph - Valleisig NG Kerk

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All of the best for the big swim!!" - Yolanda Carelsen

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "All of the best" - Ronel Nortje

  • Jan 07, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Dankie Hentie vir jou betrokkenheid by Harmonie Oord." - Mari√© Pienaar

  • Dec 27, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "Sterkte" - Wesselsbron

  • Dec 27, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Baie sterkte met nog 'n Midmar, Hentie!" - Johan Jansen

  • Dec 27, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Well done for the worthy cause" - Anonymous

  • Dec 22, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "What a generous thing to do! You are a great example to us all! " - Liz Mostert

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 19 156.81

Fundraising target

R 22 000.00
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Harmonie Oord

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I would like to introduce Harmonie Oord, a residential facility for older persons, to you. Harmonie Oord is a non-profit organization in Sunnyside, providing accommodation for independent older persons with limited means, mainly state pensioners that receive only R1,600 per month and others with a low income with no place to stay.

The cost to keep one resident here is approximately R2,100 per month, of which their boarding fee covers only 60%. That is why we are very dependent on donations to provide proper meals as well as certain other services to our residents. We don’t receive any grants from the government to assist us. We have limited funds to buy food if we don’t receive enough donations. We appreciate any form of donations as we currently care for 192 residents; we have 75 male and 117 female residents.

Please visit our website: www.harmoniepark.co.za for more information.