09.05.12: A project which raises money for orphans with AIDs in South Africa, launched by a resident of the Roseland Peninsula, is creating an exciting fundraiser event on 19th May.
Stephan Boltan, of Ruan High Lanes, was so moved by an newspaper article that was wrapped around some ‘biltong’ meat, sent from friend in South Africa, that he created a charity around the work of one woman there. He now spends his time running fundraising events from his home under the ‘Primrose Project’ charity banner which ishelping to build a baby unit for the AIDs orphans.
Stephan told Roseland Online, “Whilst recovering from Open Heart surgery I was sent a small piece of dried meat from a friend in South Africa. On [the newspaper wrapping] was an article about a Mrs. Mhlauli who’d retired from her job and was taking and looking after Aids orphans on her £50 a month pension. I eventually tracked down the reporter who wrote the piece and she took me out to see the lady. Seeing the shacks made from rubbish and discarded materials, I started to assist her and the kids.”
Project Primrose was born and Stephan is now organising a big fundraising event, the Magical Fairy Ball at Carnclaze Caverns featuring the magical music of Phillippa Lusty, Devon Band Malachite & the Truro Samba Band with prizes worth hundreds of pounds from Cornish cruising, tutopia, Roseland author, Tessa Hainsworth and many more.
Stephan added, “We have rebuilt the orphanage over several years to a bespoke home where every child now has a bed to sleep in at night, indoor bathrooms and a fabulous kitchen to feed the kids at the orphanage as well as a daily soup kitchen built by Lee French from HSC Mobility in Hayle himself.”
The event plans to be a great chance for the charity, which has no official funding, to fill the coffers for the planned improvements and extensions, so any way you can help, either buy just buying a ticket or offering more things for fundraising, Stephen would me pleased to hear from you.
Stephan said, “Our goal now is to buy the property next door and build a bespoke baby unit to cater for the under 16 month old babies who at present are housed in a old shack at the back of Yvonne’s family home, so this event will help towards that. It promises to be a memorable magical night that will make a huge difference to the lives of the children at the orphanage.”
Anyone interested in the charity or buying tickets for the fundraising event can follow the links below and to contact Stephan himself, either visit their website or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll be happy to forward it to him for you.
Charity Website: www.projectprimrose.com – Event tickets: www.carnglaze.com or call 01579 320 251.