This invitation circulated by email: Readers in Australia and Singapore, please make a note of these meeting dates and locations in your diaries (in table at the end of this post):
ZANE (ZIMBABWE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY), a registered charity in the UK, is embarking on a tour to Australia via Singapore in February/March 2010. The purpose of the tour is twofold: we aim to raise the profile of ZANE in that part of the world and to raise funds. If you are not familiar with the magnificent work done by ZANE over the last eight years the best source of information about its structure and the work it does can be found on ZANE's website - donations can be made at this link.
About 3000 Zimbabwean OAP’s (Old Age Pensioners) are helped by various organizations. Some of these people are helped by more than one organization:
ZANE, the largest charity, focuses on individual rental payments in Old Age Homes as well as rates and utility payments for people living in private homes. It has raised over £5 million since its foundation in 2002 and provided £800,000 to fund its work in 2008/ 2009.
It has distributed some 22,000 charitable grants of fuel, medicines, food and financial support to the needy in 2008/ 2009 - up from 7,000 grants the previous year. Between 2005 and 2009 ZANE distributed £1,077,667 on behalf of Services’ Charities to WW2 veterans and their widows in Zimbabwe.
ZANE has lost no money through corruption since it was founded in 2002 and is the only charity operating in Zimbabwe that gives substantial aid to both the white and the black communities. It relies on private donors.
Meeting dates for your diaries:
|Itinerary - ZANE Tour|
|Saturday||20th||To be confirmed||7pm||Contact|
|Saturday||27th||Hale School||Hale Road,
|Monday||1st||Trust Company||Level 4,
35 Clarence Street
|Friday||5th||Brisbane German Club||Opposite the Gabba||5.30pm||Contact|
|Sunday||7th||Boomerang Golf Course||Gold Coast||9am||Contact|
Please click on the contact link to make enquiries about specific meetings - note, each meeting has a different contact name.
For Local Australian deposits and depositors your donation is tax deductible.
Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) details:
Bank BSB (Bank Sort Code): 802397
Bank: Australian Defence Credit Union
A/c Name: RSL Community Care Ltd
A/c Number: 100187431