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Covid-19 Birthday Pledge: Glynis Goyns

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Dear Family & Friends, I have been deeply moved by the plight of the homeless and the hungry during the COVID-19 crisis and our national lockdown. This has presented us with an enormous challenge at St Francis with exceptional generosity being shown by our members to two NGOs in Pretoria, working tirelessly to alleviate the suffering as best they can. There are similar, if not greater, challenges in Cape Town.

I celebrate my birthday on Sunday 10 May, which is also Mothers’ Day.

I can’t invite you to party with me on this day, nor will it be possible for me to interact with my family in Christ, and it will not be possible to arrange our usual small gifts for Moms on Mothers’ Day at St Francis, so this is an alternative way of inviting you to share in the joy of this day.  Please consider making a donation to U-Turn by way of expressing our togetherness in this anniversary of my birth & celebration of mothers.

U-Turn is a registered NGO & PBO caring for the homeless in Cape Town. I might have a somewhat biased opinion of their work, since my daughter, Rowen Ravera-Bauer, is employed there; but I have been immensely impressed by their approach and the long-term results of their work in helping people on the streets to turn their lives around & find a new way forward. Their track record is exceptional and the work that they are doing in the almost impossible conditions for the homeless in the city is truly remarkable. To see your support of this work would give me more excitement than any birthday card, gift or party, and would indicate to me your love and companionship on this day of double celebration for my 68th birthday and Mothers’ Day.

Wishing you all God’s blessings

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Success Stories

The simple act of pledging a birthday helps change the lives of people who face homelessness, people like Jeremy. We hope his story inspires you to celebrate Annwyn’s birthday and pledge your own birthday.

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