All of us at the ZPSF would like to welcome Johan Schultz our new driver and admin who has finally officially joined our team from the 1st April 2020. Johan has come on board so that we now have a permanent driver as well as someone in the office to assist Linda with all the admin and so on. He has been a silent part of the team for many years helping us on his off days and holidays.
Annual Adopt a Golden Oldie for Christmas – 10 Boxes for our Golden Oldies Adopted for far, Yippee. Then the Frail Care parcels and Kitchen Gifts. It’s that time of the year again and we at the ZPSF would like to be able to make the upcoming Christmas of 2018 extra special for our pensioners Come on guys we can do this, let’s keep the momentum going!! I am once again going to take on the HUGE task of getting all of our Golden Oldies adopted for Christmas this year. We managed to get everyone adopted last year so let’s see what we can achieve this year.
Our farm was Summerdale Farm in the Mazoe/Concession district.
As on so many farms, our troubles started with visits and death threats to my husband from “war vets”. Then came tree cutting, hut building and threats to tractor drivers to make sure they could not continue safely with any farming activities.
I apologize for the lack of communication and so on the past almost month. As most are aware I went up to Zimbabwe from the 30.6.2018 till the 08.07.2018 to asses our Golden Oldies in the homes etc.. Then in KNP (5 days leave. No signal) from the 9.07.2018 till the 13.07.2018. Had a Dr app on the 16 with Cardiologist and have since been in hospital undergoing an angiogram and ultimately a triple bypass on my heart done the 19.07.2018. I was only released from hospital yesterday.
My Mother, Ruth Hardman, came to Rhodesia from Nigel in South Africa in the 1930’s (1938-1939). They stayed in the municipal camping area in the park behind Eveline Girls High School. Where the Bulawayo Theater is, prior to moving to Gwelo (Gweru) area.
I can’t believe how time is flying by, we have 11 days till our fourth 24 hour No Coffee challenge. All I can ask is that we spread this as far and wide as possible and hope that people take it seriously. This is our way to raise awareness and funds for our Golden Oldies still in Zimbabwe who need our help. Lets see how far and wide we can share this and let people know about what we are doing. Please don’t forget to nominate/challenge your friends, co-workers, Church Groups, local Newspaper and so on. It truly is for a good and valid cause.
It is with a very sore heart that we must share the news of Attie Botha’s passing on Saturday the 3rd February 2018 at midday. After a long battle with Cancer Attie passed to a Higher Service. He will be sorely missed by everyone. His passing is a great loss to everyone who’s lives he touched. May he Rest in Peace.
“Yesterday was Monday and a very blue one at that as we are in our third day without electricity and water and were all down in the dumps when a little whisper started. “Mavis*” came around and told us that the ZPSF crew were on their way with the truck. What wonderful therapy, it got us all going, tidying up and getting finished with lunch. I felt like running up to the truck and cheering but decided that it was rather unseemly for an old bird of 76 to run around like a 17 year old, but heck, I felt like one! If it were not for those” angels” we would surely starve. I am deeply touched and thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
*Name Changed – One of our Golden Oldies
Baie ou mense wat vandag sonder kind of kraai in Zimbabwe woon, kou harde bene. Daar is bitter min hoop, behalwe vir ’n eenvoudige kartondoos met basiese benodigdhede wat sewe keer per jaar by hul voordeur afgelewer word. Jaco Nel het saam met die barmhartige Samaritaan Hannes Botha, wat dié mense al 14 jaar lank ondersteun, na Bulawayo, Gweru en Shurugwi gereis.
Beeld exposes the plight of pensioners in Zimbabwe