TWCT – December 2017 Newsletter
Our Vision is to give every homeless and destitute person a second chance in life.
We uplift individuals with encouragement, guide them with mentorship, increase their skills development and assist with job opportunities.
The Wellness Centre Trust
|Letter from our Founder and CEO
With less than a month to go for Christmas, it feels as if 2017 was a flash! For some, a flash of lightning and they wish 2018 would come sooner, for others a flash of inspiration, new beginnings and exciting times.
For The Wellness Centre Trust, it has been a combination of the above. We have learnt so much this year through our success and failures. However, we are very excited to implement new strategies in 2018. We are continuously learning how to do what we do better and more effectively.“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry FordThe Wellness Centre Trust and our volunteers will be taking a well-deserved break from the middle of December and will be back in action from the middle ofJanuary.
I would like to thank each and every one of our supporters and to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.Keep smiling, keep shining and we will see you next year.
The Wellness Centre Trust is now successfully registered as a beneficiary of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Fundraising programme. You are now able to sign up for a card, and choose us as your beneficiary.
You can add The Wellness Centre Trust to your existing MySchool card, as you are able to have up to 3 beneficiaries.
Or if you don’t have a MySchool card yet, you can apply for one here: https://buff.ly/2yQCtrH
Jerome, homeless and 25 years old, is one of our candidates who has shown us he is a hard-working and ambitious young man. A couple of weeks ago we asked for your help to fund Jerome’s dream, to become a licensed forklift driver. With his diploma, he will be able to apply for an official job position and hopefully earn a decent salary.
Thanks to the support of Floortje Vening and Martijn Tausch from the Trageschule The Netherlands, we were able to fund the 6-day training for Jerome plus accommodation with 3 meals a day!
Above is a picture of Jerome during his practice training that week.
We are delighted to announce that he passedwith 96% and we are currently looking into job opportunities for Jerome.
THE WELLNESS CENTRE TRUST CHRISTMAS LUNCH
On Sunday the 26th November The Wellness Centre Trust candidates and some of their children received a Christmas lunch and food parcels. These were donated by the Nelis van Dril Stichting from the Netherlands and their facilitator here in Durban, Liesbeth Nicolai. We would like to thank Liesbeth for her generosity. Everyone was so happy and thoroughly enjoyed their lunch and treats. A BIG THANK YOU!
The Wellness Centre Trust held an Honorary Dinner recently to Honor our loyal supporters and key partners. We would like to thank Greg and Sue Stevens from Immanuel Church Somerset Park, Andrew and Karen Donkin, Ray Bevan, Dimitra Nicolau and her team from Grace Aid and Edwin Briggeman from Briggeman Material Handling Solutions (Pty) Ltd. These wonderful people and organisations have consistently supported and assisted The Wellness Centre Trust for at least two years and some from inception.
We Honor you and Thank you!
THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERYONE
FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Ways to get involved:
- Financial donations
- In-Kind donations
- Volunteer time and / or services
- Sponsor a beneficiary
- Host a fundraising event on our behalf
- Section 18A Tax Certificate for tax benefits
- BB-BEE Scorecard Points
Donations can be made to the following account:
The Wellness Centre Trust
Durban North Branch
Account Number : 370424557
Swift Code: SBZA ZA JJ
Please email proof of payment to email@example.com