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Thornybush Family Food Fundraiser

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Our hope is to raise enough funds to assist 350 families, who have been identified as needing urgent assistance. Originally the project was scoped to provide assistance for three months, May, June and July 2020 – however, as things have progressed, it looks more likely that industries will only reignite towards the end of the year, and so we have decided to extend the project to the end of December 2020.

We started the Thornybush Family Food Fundraiser with the intention of sending actual parcels of food to each family, however we discovered that there were some issues involved with this approach – mainly revolving around security and government guidelines. So, we decided to move the food parcel into the virtual world, with a food voucher, which would be sms’d to each recipient, so that they could go and buy what they feel they need from nearby grocery stores.

We have based each voucher amount on what a basic basket of essential food and toiletry items would be every month. 1 Parcel = R500/ 27USD / 23GBP or 25EURO

Times have changed dramatically in this COVID-19 dust cloud.  Families are battling. Those who were employed, have had to face a new stark reality of furlough or worse, retrenchment. Those who were already unemployed and struggling, are now in an extremely vulnerable situation.

Help us to secure at the very least, the basic food items for beloved community families by donating and/or sharing this initiative with your family and friends.

To those who have already donated, our heartfelt thanks goes out to you! We are delighted to share some messages of thanks with you:

“Thanks to Thornybush and everyone who have contributed, from the bottom of my heart I really appreciate it, God bless Thornybush and everyone who is associated with this big family”

– Kenneth Nyati

 

Donations

  • Jul 10, 2020 - USD $ 29.74
  • "Thinking of you Good luck. " - John

  • Jul 10, 2020 - USD $ 31.65
  • "Thanks for one of the most memorable experiences in my life thus far. " - Joe B

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Wonderful initiative to support a community that brings joy and magical experiences to all that are lucky enough to experience Thornybush. We can’t wait to support you further once you are open!" - Angie Chapman

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "thank you for looking after your people " - Juliet M

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 31.07
  • "Sent with love" - Kassi

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 31.07
  • "Well done hope this help a little " - Shelley clarke

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 26.38
  • "Hope this helps. Sending Love from CT USA! " - Laurie

  • Jul 09, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    You are amazing

    " - MANDY

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 124.27
  • "Good cause and brings back memories of a fantastic stay!!" - Mike Hawthorne

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 113.94
  • "Wishing good health to all! Hope to visit in October 2021" - Sharesse and Jay Fowler

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 61.75
  • "Thank you Thornybush for continuing to take care of those less fortunate than us." - Bernadette Versfeld

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 117.50
  • "With very fond memories of our wonderful trip to Thornybush Waterside Lodge, especially Jaluka and Frank" - Trask family

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • " May God bless you in your endeavour." - Vivien Linington

  • Jun 25, 2020 - USD $ 121.89
  • "I hope this will help, stay strong and, healthy and save. looking forward to the next visit" - Dieter A Bertsch

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "The eradication of hunger should be every country's main goal." - Anonymous

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 105.50
  • "We really enjoyed our visit to Thornybush and our guide Enock Tembe. We hope that all are well in South Africa." - Gary & Cyndy Clark

  • Jun 16, 2020 - USD $ 52.31
  • "Enjoyed our visit to Thornybush. Maybe we will return someday." - Larry & Caroline Carbaugh

  • Jun 15, 2020 - USD $ 30.93
  • "Hoping for the best for everyone affected by the pandemic." - Bruce Browning and Katherine Sage

  • Jun 14, 2020 - USD $ 56.52
  • "we miss thornybush ..... I hope to be back in next future" - bacciotti alessandro

  • Jun 12, 2020 - USD $ 125.12
  • "I hope this will help? hope to see you in OCtober2021" - Dieter A Bertsch

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 31.37
  • "Sending love and hope to everyone- wishing you health and happiness." - Mary Jayne Weyeneth

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 313.64
  • "Sending our love to the Thornybush Family. Precious memories of the time we spent with you last year." - The O'Connor Family

  • Jun 07, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Thank you for providing us a way to help. " - Misty

  • Jun 07, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great Work! Special Thoughts to all involved! Love The Haines family " - Haines

  • Jun 06, 2020 - USD $ 118.75
  • "Hoping that life will return to normal very soon and we’ll be able to visit your magicalCountry again " - Margaret mcloughlin

  • Jun 06, 2020 - USD $ 21.10
  • "Stay strong TB family! Thinking of you guys everyday! " - Dylan J

  • Jun 05, 2020 - USD $ 29.60
  • "To All the families of S Africa SNC Alum love you!" - Lena Stroheker

  • Jun 05, 2020 - USD $ 66.17
  • "Giving back for the memories" - Dave & Jenni

  • Jun 05, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "We support your efforts in your wonderful land." - Ilene and Jack Blok

  • Jun 04, 2020 - USD $ 52.75
  • "Stay safe!" - Åsa Lindelöw

  • Jun 04, 2020 - USD $ 92.82
  • "Nice initiative ! Best of luck to the lovely Thornybush people " - Alex C

  • Jun 04, 2020 - USD $ 39.31
  • "Well done for setting this up. Happy to be able to help" - John Ferguson

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sending this with all our love!" - D&R Venter

  • Jun 02, 2020 - USD $ 10 550.00
  • "Sending love to our Thornybush Family!" - Andersen Construction Foundation

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Awesome work well done

    " - Adriana

  • Jun 01, 2020 - USD $ 105.55
  • "Our best to you!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 52 282.41
  • "

    Best wishes, good health and stay safe.

    " - Cordia Family

  • May 31, 2020 - USD $ 30.25
  • "Thank you for setting this up! " - Gill du Toit

  • May 31, 2020 - USD $ 30.25
  • "Nothing but fond memories of Thornybush. Wishing well to all who live there." - Michael Braude

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 60.48
  • "Stay safe, great Initiative " - Martina Diebel

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 211.00
  • "Grateful to have the opportunity to assist Thornybush in supporting families in need in their community. So many of our clients have enjoyed unforgettable safaris at Thornybush." - DSA Vacations

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 105.94
  • "We hope that everyone who has stayed at Thornybush will contribute something, even if just a little" - Bill & Jan Pakalka

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 60.54
  • "To All our friends at Thornybush and their families, please stay safe and well - Sal and Hugh x" - Hugh and Sal Sanders

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 500.00
  • "Thornybush welcomed us in July and treated us like family. Thank you and be well!" - Erika Lee

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 30.27
  • "Please post a photo or two of some smiling faces!" - Marius Kolesky

  • May 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • " May God bless you in your endeavour." - Vivien Linington

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 302.68
  • "That's real helpfulness, my big praise" - Frank Eigenbrod

  • May 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great work Candice..." - Andre

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 131.88
  • "We love Thornybush and it’s community and delighted to contribute " - Gaynor and Malcolm

  • May 29, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Thank you Thornybush for taking care of those less fortunate for us.

    " - Bernadette Versfeld

  • May 29, 2020 - R 15 012.00
  • "

    Thankyou for all everything you doing.

    " - George Angelos

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 81.35
  • "Just some money for the wonderful workes of thornybush, hope to be back soon" - Valentino & Monica

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 34.95
  • "For the beautiful people in need." - Kim and Charlie Nystrom

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 142.48
  • "We stayed at the Serondella Game Lodge in 2018 and had such an amazing time. The people of South Africa were extraordinary. Many thanks for the virtual Safaris each day. They are phenomenal." - Dennis and Rita Langager

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 69.94
  • "Sending lots of Love and Strength " - Helloworld Travel Forbes

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 605.58
  • "We loved our time in South Africa and look forward to lending a hand on the ground soon. Much love!" - Radich Family

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 60.56
  • "Keep up the good fight, wish I could help in person! " - Nick Lawson-Turnbull

  • May 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you for going the extra mile for these vulnerable families!" - Barichievy’s

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 90.84
  • "Great idea. Thanks for your effort. Still remembering our fabulous stay 4 years ago !" - Vandaele-De Ceuninck

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 52.77
  • "Staying at Thornybush was a dream come true. I wish all of you good health during this terrible time. God bless all of you. " - Dolores Reilly

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 121.11
  • "Visited in 2018 and would love to come back" - Bon and nancy Pete

  • May 28, 2020 - R 262.00
  • "

    Visiting Thornybush was an absolute privilege,

    " - Leach

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 121.11
  • "Stay safe!" - Anonymous

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 60.56
  • "Stay safe and we look forward to visiting soon" - Zoe MCGee

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 115.13
  • "Well done Thornybush - great initiative!" - Phil & Kate Tissot

  • May 27, 2020 - USD $ 30.36
  • "Was unable to join the SNC alumni trip this year due to cover.. However, I hope this small donation helps. " - Kenneth McCarty

  • May 27, 2020 - USD $ 35.10
  • "GOVERNMENTS EVERYWHERE ABANDON THE POOR" - FRED SACHS

  • May 27, 2020 - USD $ 115.79
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Peter and Anneke Kok

  • May 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "A great initiative and happy to support such a good cause." - Craig van Rooyen

  • May 27, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "All the best, stay safe" - Fischer Trading

  • May 27, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We need to do more to help the poor,because our government has forgotten about the people of South Africa." - PREGA

  • May 27, 2020 - USD $ 30.36
  • "I hope this can be helpful, IV been to Africa last summer and I really loved the territory and the people. " - Vincenzo Galeno

  • May 27, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "great idea. best to you guys; Stubbs family" - ROBIN STUBBS

  • May 27, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "Great cause, stay well hope to see you in the Spring" - Jeff and Cindy

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 29.85
  • "We hope the Thornybush community weathers the COVID storm safely" - Linda & Caroline

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 51.85
  • "Thanks for the effort!" - Hardy Family

  • May 26, 2020 - R 10 000.00
  • "Support for the foundation" - Ross - MSC Cruises

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 29.85
  • "<3" - Denise Flores

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 113.30
  • "Stay strong Thornybush! We remember you all with much fondness and hope to return one day." - Lois and Ted

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 298.84
  • "Thank you for doing this." - Kathryn Vizas

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 103.64
  • "We hope our little contribution can help the place we love during your time of need. " - Ryan & Sze-Ann

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 239.06
  • "Great campaign for your community." - Jane

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "We have a trip planned to Thornybush in Oct. Thankful for the opportunity to help your community." - Sharesse and Jay

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 44.83
  • "Best to all who welcomed us so warmly!" - Ann Prichard

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "Been in Thornybush in 2012 and still a great souvenir. All the best to the nice people there !" - Josee and Francis

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 29.89
  • "We miss Thornybush, stay well!" - Angela Witt

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 105.63
  • "Keep taking care of your families" - Joy

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 105.63
  • "wonderful campaign" - Jambo Guest House Capetown

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 20.02
  • "Stay safe" - John Sutter

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 29.89
  • "I wish I was there but I enjoy the virtual safaris! " - Chris

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 47.81
  • "With appreciation for a wonderful safari experience in 2019!" - Ellen Stein

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 105.63
  • "Our hearts are with you!" - Rosenthal family

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 52.81
  • "We loved our visit to Thorhybush and want to help." - Joyce and Peter Kanyuk

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "Love Thornybush, appreciate your work, best wishes for local people - stay safe and be blest as you comfort and assist each other." - Michael Frederiksen

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "All the best From Brazil" - Katharina Gruendler

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "Enjoying the game drives and happily remembering my visit to Thornybush. Hope to return. " - Anonymous

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "Sending best wishes from Sweden to all our friends at Thornybush and their families." - Katherine

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 53.79
  • "Remembering our time at Thornybush fondly, and appreciating the important work being done there to take care of the people, land, and animals." - Greg & Kim Weiss

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 24.35
  • "Good luck" - Edwin and Sally

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 119.53
  • "Thank you for organizing this effort." - David and Susan Clapham

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 56.65
  • "hope this helps a bit" - Craig Herkert

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 113.30
  • "Thanks you for this opportunity to help our South African friends." - Nile damily

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "God bless you all in SA!" - Howell Family

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 56.65
  • "happy to help!" - Bruggeman family

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "Hope all gets out of this safe and more mindful of others because of it stay safe and I hope to see it again before the lord comes calling my name " - Kathleen

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 29.89
  • "Great idea" - Mike Schreiber

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 283.26
  • "Best of luck." - David Lewis

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 26.38
  • "We hope this can help and look forward to getting back there soon." - Annmarie Brooke and Annelise Wade

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 15.83
  • "To those of Throneybush who made our past visit so wionderful ... we love you" - John & Mary Miller

  • May 25, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Well done on putting this together!" - WanderingThru

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 29.89
  • "All the best x " - Nadja Latta

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 28.73
  • "Keep up the good work" - Stacey

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 57.46
  • "Thank you Thornybush for looking after your family. " - Manley Hopkinson

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 28.73
  • "Blessings " - Fiona Morrison-Arnthal

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 34.14
  • "God bless you all xx" - Anne-Marie Kirk

  • May 19, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "We have to help those less fortunate in this terrible time. " - Sanders Family

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 41.68
  • "Our time at Thornybush made us fall in love with Africa. We are eager to get back, and hope that this helps a family in the mean time. " - LoBrown

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 26.89
  • "Hopefully we will be back to experience the beauty of Thornybush when the dust settles" - Elizabeth and Taylor

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 28.37
  • "Thank you for promoting such noble cause" - Kari C

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 28.49
  • "Thank you! " - Marifer

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 26.89
  • "Thank you for the amazing 2 Days in February..." - Börner

  • May 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Such an important cause! " - Anonymous

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 28.37
  • "Such a great cause" - H. Reimer

  • May 14, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    Selfless as always. Great initiative. Sterkte in the days ahead.

    " - Aunty Gay

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 57.60
  • "great job Candice" - Deb Smith

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 57.20
  • "Thank you to the wonderful, loyal staff of Thornybush now suffering so many deprivations. " - Liz Plenderleith

  • May 08, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "So much respect for this team!" - Anon

  • May 08, 2020 - USD $ 28.34
  • "Amazing work, thank you for looking after our country’s most vulnerable" - Kimberley MacSymon-Jones

  • May 07, 2020 - USD $ 269.36
  • "In memory of all our mothers and all their hard work in raising us. Happy Mother’s Day!," - Ted Morse

  • May 07, 2020 - USD $ 284.17
  • "Keep up the good work" - Peter Eastwood

  • May 07, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "Thank you for the amazing work you are doing in local communities." - Mike Kendrick

  • May 07, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Barbara Grover

  • May 07, 2020 - R 588.00
  • "Nice one!" - H

  • May 07, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "You are an inspiration " - Mandy

  • May 07, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    ️Great initiative, thank you for doing this Candice

    " - Anonymous

  • May 07, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great initiative " - Adriana Siegers

  • May 06, 2020 - R 1 680.00
  • "May The Universe Bless You Now and Always" - Rescue One Equipment

  • May 06, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Sending strength. We'll get through this." - Tania and Rikki

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 10.90
  • "A fantastic initiative!" - J

  • May 06, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We are all in this together" - Anonymous

  • May 06, 2020 - R 588.00
  • "Wishing you strength and looking forward to seeing you soon" - Anon

  • May 06, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Great work Cands!

    " - Scott Brooks

  • May 06, 2020 - R 1 132.00
  • "

    Well done, Candice. Fantastic work you're doing.

    " - Richard and Avril Grover

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 1 415.21
  • "Great idea. Thank you to our beloved TB family, including Waterside, Jacalberry, and Candice for efforts. We shall return next year! Wish we could be there. ALUMS, Sharon, Don, Ted, Mary" - SNC alums

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 112.66
  • "Keep up your empathy and your great work." - Carmen Behrens

  • May 05, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "-" - Peter & Diana Arthur

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 283.05
  • "In honor of Melanie Parker and the amazing work she does at Thornybush" - NIcola Atherstone

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 31.52
  • "Well done for all you do. Xx" - Brian & Irene

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 28.31
  • "Well done!" - C

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 67.82
  • "Sending hope xxx" - Nystrom’s

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 56.61
  • "Amazing work! Thank you x" - Mallory

  • May 05, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Keep up the great work! " - Paul

  • May 05, 2020 - R 585.90
  • "Great work you guys keep it up! " - Havemann Family

  • May 05, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done guys. Amazing" - Anon

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 527.50
  • "Thank you so much for this initiative. " - Laura and Steve

  • May 05, 2020 - R 588.00
  • "Amazing as always you two, well done x" - Wendy Beaumont

  • May 05, 2020 - R 588.00
  • "Thank you for your work for the community ️" - Steve and Bron Grover

  • May 05, 2020 - R 500.00
  • " May God bless you in your endeavour." - Vivien Linington

  • May 05, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Bless you Mike and Candice" - Moore Family

  • May 05, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "" - Anon

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 58.37
  • "Keep up the great work Cands. Here to support you!" - Jacqui Sive

  • May 04, 2020 - USD $ 221.31
  • "Keep up the great work! " - Jen Morris

  • May 04, 2020 - USD $ 32.09
  • "Keep up the great work" - Withey family

  • May 04, 2020 - USD $ 46.40
  • "You are awesome Candice! " - Tracy

  • May 04, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Keep up the good work. In times like these we need to come together. " - Steve

  • May 04, 2020 - USD $ 203.13
  • "Thanks Cands - amazing work " - Anonymous

  • May 04, 2020 - R 630.00
  • "Thank you for this project Cands, stay safe." - Anon

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 554 395.42

Fundraising target

R 1 400 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 26 921.00
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In our eyes, the Thornybush Community includes all our dedicated staff, the people in the surrounding communities and each of our guests. We also have a non-profit arm of Thornybush which aims to nurture and uplift the surrounding local communities and businesses that many of our staff members come from. Currently, we support a primary school, high school, and local NGO that focuses on medical care for farm workers and child support for their children.