Ubombo Children’s Care Village

Sands’ chosen Charity

Since October 2010 Sands has been supporting Ubombo Children’s Care Village in South Africa. The children’s care village gives a home and education to children whose parents died of AIDS and either survived on their own on the street or were looked after by Grandparents in overcrowded thatched huts with up to 15 other children who had been orphaned at a young age too.

Many of these vulnerable children are often victims of abuse; some have been raped whilst still toddlers, many didn’t even have a name before they came to stay with Dawn, founder and manager of Ubombo Children’s Care Village.

Originally Dawn Irons, who runs a guest house close by Ubombo, started running a day centre to give the children a place to go for a few hours a week, a place where they could experience friendship, love and hope. It soon became apparent though that she would need a permanent base to look after the worst cases, young children who had been abandoned, HIV positive, rape victims destined for an early grave.

Click here to read the full story about the centre »

In response to Dawn’s letter earlier this year, we raised £500 for the Ubombo Children’s Care Village to provide children, who had to walk the long way to school barefoot, with shoes. Everyone at UCCV was over the moon to receive our donation.

THANK YOU – you made it happen!

Without you, none of this would be possible. Sands Resort Hotel  raises money for UCCV through special charity events like our annual open day, charity wine sales (£0.50 for every bottle of wine you buy at our restaurant or bar) and donation boxes around the hotel.

Read Dawn’s latest email that she wrote in response to your donation.

If you would like to support Ubombo Children’s Care Village, please get in touch with us.

Dawn Irons founder and manager of Ubombo Children’s Care Village sends us regular updates to let us know how our donations have made a huge difference:

“Nobuhle Ndlovu, a young girl of 6 years, and who has just started school this year was very deaf and we have now been able to have two hearing aids fitted to her ears. What a huge difference this has made to her life.”

“Mduduze Dlamini: A young boy of 4 years. This child has TB of the spine and had major operations to remove the TB from sections of his spine. He needs on going medical treatment, and goes regularly to a specialist in Durban for check-ups. He also requires on going physiotherapy as has lost the use of his legs, however, he is doing remarkably well.”

Dawn Irons
Ubombo Children’s Care Village

 

 

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please ring us on 01637 872 864 or send an email to reception@sandsresort.co.uk

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