2013 — 28 January The Tonic Choir sing for Townshiphelp!

The Tonic Choir led by Philip and Bryan performed in North London to help raise funds for Townshiphelp. The evening was a great success with over 150 people in attendance over two sessions. Funds raised from the event of £440.00 will provide valuable and additional support for the projects under the Townshiphelp support program.

Maria & Jonty thank all those in the Choir and in particular Philip Barnett and Bryan Kesselman for arranging a lovely evening of music and song. Keep on singing !

Visit the following website if you want learn more about the Tonic Choir

2012 - 5th August Goodrich CC v The VCC cricket match

Jonty at last meets Sam Griffiths, fixture secretary of The Goodrich Cricket Club in the UK. This match was arranged as a result of Sam’s visit to Liwa Primary School in Gugulethu, Cape Town in February 2010 to volunteer to help in the school for several weeks during a gap year in his studies.. We owe our thanks to him for all the help he provided to the children and staff during his work at Liwa.

“Dear Jonty and Maria … thank you once again for the opportunity and the experience. It was truly the best one of my life … Best regards Sam”

2012 New TownshipHelp poster

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2012 Funds in 2012 are used to assist for payment of teachers at Liwa Primary School

So far 42,000 Rand has been donated to ensure that the teacher costs are covered. The project has now been running since 2004 with over 700,000 rand donated.

2011 Continued support is provided by The VCC Cricket Club and private donations

Funds in 2011 are used to assist for payment of teachers at Liwa Primary School. So far 36,000 Rand has been donated to ensure that the teacher costs are covered.

2010. 15th April The Roots & Wings Trust raise substantial funds

Together with South African businessmen, Dr. Heinz Guentensperger founded the Roots & Wings trust in March 2010.

Landis & Gyr Africa chose ‘Understand Hope and Care Crèche’ as one of the main recipients of their sponsorship golf day and an incredible R200’000 raised – Mosha (2nd from left), who runs the crèche was invited in person to receive the donation during a small presentation.

2009. 25th – 27th April - La Manga, Spain: 20 / 20 Cricket event

The Hague CC

A special mention to JJ and his team The Hague for donating their own player match day fines to Townshiphelp.

2009. 20th March - Lords Cricket Ground, London: The Liwa Lords Cricket Challenge Cup

2008 - Feb / March The VCC Far East cricket tour

The HK Taveners being fined !

At the end of the final match of The VCC’s Far East Cricket tour in 2008, having beaten Hong Kong Taveners at the famous Hong Kong Cricket Club, the losing side made a generous donation to Townshiphelp by fining their players for poor performance on the field and for just about anything else off it !!

We would like to thank George Lamplough, Captain of the Hong Kong Taveners, for his teams generous efforts in supporting our project by the fines imposed on his players. It was a most sincere gesture of goodwill and one that will be much appreciated by all those who will directly benefit.” …Jonty Savitt

The VCC being fined !

The VCC cricket club also agreed to fine their players and in addition contribute half of their “winnings” during their visit to the Happy Valley race course in Hong Kong during their Far East Cricket Tour. In excess of £600 was rasied and generously offered to Townshiphelp.

Each full member player from The VCC Cricket Club annually donates part of their membership fee towards Townshiphelp.