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Help one, help all

Dear Friends

I know about a young woman, Lorna, who lives in Khayelitsha. She is 20 years old and is the adopted daughter of our char Buyiswa. In the harshest of conditions she managed to fight the odds and she matriculated two years ago. Lorna has a dream. All she wants to be is a paramedic. I have no idea why, but that is what she dreams of becoming. But doing the official paramedic course to get a certificate costs R35 000. The reality is that this is entirely beyond her means. Without help she is never, ever going to be able to do it. I would love to do something to help, but my personal financial contribution would be totally ineffective. So, I want to start a campaign to collect money from my friends, colleagues, family, and even strangers to make her dream a reality. The way I see it is that we will be enabling someone to reach their dream and they will be paying it forward every day of their lives. In an ideal South Africa this learning would be sponsored or subsidised. In this one it is unreachable unless we help to make it possible. I will collect the money on her behalf, and then pay for the course. Please help me do this. Let’s start. Let’s help Lorna become a paramedic. I open the account with a personal R2000. Can it be matched? Doubled? Can you afford R100? $20?

PS. I have never done anything like this before so all advice, help, warnings, support will be massively welcome. Contact me on for bank account details.


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  1. Barbara Spagnoletti

    Megan I will give R1000. Let me know the details will have to do it through hubby’s online banking.

  2. I can give R500. I’ve never organised a thing like this before, but as a contributor, I think it would be good to have an email list (just for your records) of all the people who have contributed and give the occasional progress report on the fundraising as well as Lorna’s achievements. I suspect more money might be needed as time passes, and if people are invested and informed, they are more likely to give more. My humble opinion. Well done for organising this! I’ll email you so you can send me bank details.

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