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5 Eastry Road - Fundraising Appeal for Second Phase Renovations

06 September 2010
5 Eastry Road - Fundraising Appeal for Second Phase Renovations

Dear Friends

 My colleagues and I are deeply grateful for the heart-warming generosity and care shown by friends and supporters of the Institute.   In response to our two previous fundraising drives, a total of R597 466 has been raised for furnishings and renovations for our new headquarters at 5 Eastry Road.

The renovations were supposed to have started at the beginning of this year.  However, the process was delayed due to an objection lodged with our Municipality by a neighbour.   The objection has now been withdrawn, so we are pleased that building is able to commence.  All going well the second phase work will start in September and be completed by April 2012.

The renovations entail building a boardroom and two additional meeting spaces.   However, because of the length of time taken up by the objection, previous quotes had to be updated.   We are therefore currently sitting with a funding shortfall of R732 023 for the work.

This fundraising appeal is aimed at those who feel they could still contribute or have additional means to contribute further, as well as organisations who prefer to fund fixed assets.  Any contribution, large or small, that you are able to make will be hugely appreciated.  If you prefer, you can sponsor a specific item of work or equipment, as listed overleaf. 

You, our supporters, make possible the important work of the Institute of Healing of Memories.  Without your generosity and faithfulness we would be unable to continue to offer our workshops to individuals and communities desperately in need of healing, dignity and purpose, through which we are together able to make a small but vital contribution to a more peaceful and just future for South Africa and the world.  Sincerest thanks to each of you for your ongoing support.

With prayers and best wishes,                

Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM    - Director

“May God bless you all in your work and give you strength to walk with those who struggle to come to terms with the past.”     Patron Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu

Funding Needs for Second Phase Development of 5 Eastry Road

We are a registered non-profit organisation.  Donations are tax exempt in South Africa, Australia, the UK and the USA.  Further details of how to donate in different countries are below.

Click here to donate - Direct Deposits.

About Us

The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing, because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

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  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    5 Eastry Road, Claremont,
    Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

  • +27 21 683 6231