We enjoyed a very successful and positive virtual AGM on the 16th of September. Here are some slides from the presentation, wrapping up some of the activities from the Sustainability, Marketing and Events desk.
Please click this link to get the full report which includes the financials.
What do duckies, dogs and triathlons have in common? Why, the children of course!
Our Seeds of Hope Garden's little pack of ducks update.
One of our little lady ducks had some major damage on her little leg - she could barely walk - and all her friends wouldn't leave her side. Thankfully, Helderberg Animal Rescue offered their amazing kind and compassionate services and whisked her off to the vet. She was diagnosed with very nasty arthritis and needed a lot of love and attention.
Well, we are very happy to report that her progress is amazing. She has bonded with a beautiful companion (a rescued Muscovy duck) at Helderberg Animal Rescue. The two of them love to snuggle up next to each other, play in the bath, and take dips with their happy flapping wings.
It is unlikely that she will be able to waddle with the others, as she is now seen as a special needs duck - but there is so much love out there, that it looks like she might have a few forever homes to choose from! Thank you so much Helderberg Animal Rescue for your incredible love and support.
Thank you to Pets As Therapy (PAT)for accrediting Heartlands as a certified pet-friendly facility.
Now we are able to give the children weekly therapy sessions. The first session was a bit overwhelming for the children, and only after about an hour, did some of the kiddies start trusting Malinka and stroking her and giving her snacks. The second session took place this week and the children even started throwing her a ball. Incredible transformation! Thank you Pets As Therapy - we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with helping the children learn trust, confidence and empathy. The little ones are also taught how to feed and look after a doggy. Too sweet!
Going global for the babies!
A 3-country international triathlon for the babies
Diane Shannon passed away in Cape Town on April 9, 2021.
Her charity of choice was Heartlands Baby Sanctuary.
In honour of Diane’s legacy, her 3 children, Amber, Miranda and Saul will be doing a 3 country triathlon - Cycling (100 km) in Scotland, trail running (50 km) in Hong Kong and swimming (5 km) in South Africa simultaneously on the same day, in their respective time zones. We urge you to sponsor them on this journey and to salute an incredible lady.
Their goal is to raise R250 000 by 23 October 2021 - they have raised R65 000 so far - please help them reach their wonderfully ambitious goal. https://www.givengain.com/ap/amber-shannon-raising-funds-for-heartlands-baby-sanctuary-/
We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our donors. Your commitment and support means the world to us, enabling us to look after even more children than the 300 in the
past 6 years.
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