Tag Archives: Durban North

The Stone Sentinel is beckoning…

‘The Stone Sentinel’ is beckoning… 6, 962 meters… 11 days to trek… -30 degrees at the summit… The 1st adventure of 2013 begins, today! Feb 1st and boy am I ready! Continuing my quest to conquer the Seven Summits, I move onto number 3 on my bucket list, Mount Aconcagua of South America. Standing 6,962m, […]

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ING NYC Marathon

Marathon Madness!

So the old saying goes, ‘all roads lead to Rome!’ But in the new millennium, a number of people have rephrased the statement to “All roads lead to America”! I’m not entirely sure if I agree with this statement but America is exactly where my next challenge takes me. I plan to conquer one of […]

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Linda Davis, house mother at Fairhavens Babies Home

Volunteers make all the difference

Volunteers are as much a part of the Indlela community as the children and families that they feed and care for. All of Indlela’s projects would suffer without the time and effort generously given in support of Indlela… Fairhavens Babies Home Every term, a team of doctors from Big Shoes pays a visit to Fairhavens […]

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Paul Erskine at Quarry Heights School in La Lucia

A passion for the poor

Mongol Derby rider, Paul Erskine, recently visited Quarry Heights school with Indlela after having read Shirley Jones’ article, “Poorest of the poor” in the Sunday Tribune on 29 May 2011. He was incredibly moved by the article, and the state of affairs in Quarry Heights – a school near Durban North which has few resources. […]

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La Lucia's Paul Erskine, entrepreneur, adventurer and humanitarian, is competing in the Mongol Derby to raise funds for Fairhaven's Babies' Home.

Northglen News: Humanitarian race to save babies

by Lauren Anthony Published in the Northglen News, 03/06/2011 “TWENTY-FIVE semi-wild horses will be ridden over 1 000 kilometres in 11 days over tough Mongolian landscape for one charity. La Lucia’s Paul Erskine seems to fear nothing and seek the ultimate thrill wherever he can. He describes himself as an entrepreneur, adventurer and humanitarian. He’s […]

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Amaoti 3 Kitchen opening

A new kitchen for Amaoti feeding scheme

In February 2010, my brother, Jonathan Erskine, returned home from 20 years in the UK. He happened to do a tour of Indlela’s activities, both in the Durban North and Amaoti areas, and was struck by the difficult conditions a group of grannies were facing. What particularly struck him were the difficult conditions a group […]

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Babies home in Durban North

Helping the helpless

Fairhavens is so happy with their new home at 127 Kensington Drive. They encourage anyone who hasn’t yet seen the home to go and pay them a visit. Fairhavens has six babies and a fostered seven year old in their care. The children have settled in really well and visitors to the home comment on […]

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shopping for charity

How you can help Fairhavens Babies Home

1) Make an online donation You can make a secure online payment to Fairhavens Babies Home here. 2) Financial or practical support for overhead costs These include: Staff salaries Vehicle running costs Equipment repairs and replacements Medical Expenses Telephone and electricity. 3) Volunteer as a caregiver or medical professional Fairhavens’ babies thrive on the love […]

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