Got off to a start on 27/09. After filling up with fuel at Heyman Cole (Hectorspruit) were on our way. Thanks, Heyman for generous gift to ZPSF.
I was being accompanied by a good friend of mine Hennie Annandale from GP Province who wanted to have a better understanding of the fund by doing the trip with me and communicating with those we came into contact with. Hennie was interested in getting involved with the fund.
Well our trip from Malelane to Musina and the bridge was uneventful. Hennie had alot of questions to ask, and I replied to the best of my knowledge.
After a safe journey we arrived in Musina late afternoon, parked the truck and spent a quiet evening with Joe and Hester. We rose early and were at the bridge by 6am and through by about 7am. Once across the bridge was surprised to see a change in infrastructure Re trucking. Were on our was to Bulawayo approx. 90 minutes later. Thanks Robert.
Trip between Bridge and Bulawayo reasonably quiet. Made a quick stop couple kilometers South of Gwanda to drop off a box with a couple and Family two Children who were saying that they had no food at all. We arrived early afternoon in Bulawyo and were met by Hannes, Angela and staff. (Hennie was introduced to Hannes). Truck was loaded for our round trip the next day, Sunday.
Spent the afternoon with family and friends. Enjoyed a good plate of food, then met Hannes at Coronation Cottages for a brief chat. (once again Hennie had plenty questions).
Got off to a good start to Boggies, meeting A.J. and family just outside Gweru. Our prayers go out to her and family.
Hennie you are a star re your photos and videos. (naughty at times but appreciated).
On arrival in Gweru for the Boggies and Huisvergesig drop off, met by Bruce & Co. Boggies went well. Met a lady (sorry madam your name has evaded me). Lady in khaki behind me in video clip, from Australia viewing what was taking place and talking to folks. (Thanks Aunty Ivy for wors rolls). Second drop off to Huisvergesig went well. Most folk at Church.
Wow Carol and folks of Herbert Lee, so good to see so many folks to meet us and help with your boxes.
Hennie and his wife gave books and puzzles which were greatly appreciated.
On our run to Kwe Kwe we were met with the sad news of the passing of one of the younger generation. Most of the folks were attending the funeral. Margot praying for a speedy recovery after your operation.
Met by Ken and others, offloading done in quick time. Received an invite from Ken for lunch at Kwe Kwe Sports Club. Much appreciated. (Thanks for giving clarity to questions by Hennien & I Re ZPSF and Kwe Kwe area). Spent a quiet afternoon with family at their Sanctuary (Eye for the Wild, run by Alan and Noelle). Doing a great job with animal rehabilitating.
Got off to a good start for our Kadoma/Chinoyi/Harare run. Don of Kadoma you looked ever so smart in your Sunday Best after your Sunday Church Service Thanks Clive & Estelle for juice and chat.
Run to Chinoyi was quiet. Met by Bill-Don-Mr. Flannegan. Sorry Don to hear about Sheila and her back condition. You are a good man taking such good care of her and without Medical Aid. Wait and look to our Lord for healing. Once arriving on out skirts of Harare, inadvertently took wrong turn and went through city center to Marion but got there non the less. City Center has not changed much. Took care of drop off with Marion & Son, then a quick Chivu drop at No.12 and off to Vic for fuel.
Vic and staff, thanks for assistance re fuel cap repair, Appreciated and brief chat re Hard Times all are going through.
Our run through to Resthaven, Rusape took a little longer than expected due to traffic. Apology to all the folks for arriving a little later than 19h00. Thanks to Don & Ann for sharing your dinner with us. Off loaded boxes following morning. Unfortunatley didnt see many folks for those present sent Appreciations. Thank you, Don & Ann, for an enjoyable breakfast.
On our run to Mutare and Masivingo Hennie was taken in by the beauty of the countryside, koppies and boulders. We were warmly welcomed by Des and Sally. Des and staff off loaded and we were taken by Des to the Cottages to deliver. Fortunate to meet some of the folks Wendy \ Shiela & others. Met a grand Lady Mrs Heather Gardener who told us she had celebrated her Birthday Stating She Is ONLY 93 Years OLD. Bless her. Appreciation shown by another couple in True African Style, clapping hands humbly..Des \ Sally all that you do for ZPSF and all the folks is really appreciated by all. [ Des Hennie is still not to Happy with you and your move you pulled on him but really appreciated by both of us thanks snacks went down well on the Road.
Off to Masivingo. The countryside and beauty is still breath taking, Birchenough Bridge a Master piece. Ran into some light rain very refreshing and cool. Val & John were ever so happy to see us, John saying how happy all were with the solar units. Power outage, so spent that evening with candles and not so warm a bath.
Left early for Zvishavane and Shurugwi, then back to Gweru, arriving at Lynne & John with the ever-thankful pot of tea and sandwiches. Appreciated Lynne. (Daniel they are very happy with your gift and concern shown for both of them). Took our rough ride to Shurugwi at slow pace. Folks waiting for us as Lynne had notified them of our arrival.
Our run to Gweru Boggies/Huisvergesig for our empty box collection was done and dusted, then spent a relaxing late afternoon with Bruce & Co.
Bruce thanks for showing us around BATA Sports Club. Hope the hard work done, goes from strength to strength. Good to hear folks are gathering and socializing at the club.
Bulawayo, beginning of home run went well. Off loaded our load into Angela’s capable hands, then spent the evening with Hannes and family, having a good meal and chat, then turning in prior to our home run.
Could not believe our Boarder crossing time. 60 mins both sides. Came across a 16 wheeler accident before the tunnels, fortunately not blocking the road. Arrived in Malelane at around 16h00. Had a brief chat with Linda then HOME.
Hennie would like to thank you for accompanying me on the trip. It was a pleasure having you. Naughty clips and photos appreciated. Made my life a lot easier. Thank you for all your good Will and Generosity shown to Our Old Folks.
We would like to thank Our Lord and Savior for Safe travelling Mercies to and From.
The 3 most important pillars of our cause:
UNIQUENESS – being one of a kind and knowing that the ZPSF is driven by good will and very passionate members.
TRANSPARENCY – enforcing the rule that all members must be fully informed before taking part in this noble venture.
ACCOUNTABILITY – Having a traceable paper trail for every cent handled, and regular revues conducted.
HEAD OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS
Director – Fund Raising & Awareness for the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund
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Alone we can do so little, together we can achieve much more!!!!
Director: Hannes Botha
Director: Hannes Botha