Laura Myers and Chris Rendell to present

Laura Myers and Chris Rendell to present

On September 24, Laura Myers and Chris Rendell will be giving an audio/visual presentation of their recent trip to Piggs Peak at the Hampton Middle School Theatre. They will begin at 7 pm. ADMISSION WILL BE FREE. This is their way of showing their appreciation for the support they have received from the people of Hampton. Bev Harrison, who also travelled to Piggs Peak a couple months ago, will be on hand to speak about his experiences and answer questions with Chris and Laura. It should be a very interesting and enlightening evening as they share their experiences and thoughts. Through them you will be introduced to Karen Mandy, pastor at Christian Life Centre, and her husband Stuart who hosted Laura and Chris in Piggs Peak. You will also hear updates on John Lovett and the work he is doing to support our efforts. And many people in Hampton will be interested to hear about the latest developments with Nontokozo Dlamini who captivated so many of us during her visit to Hampton last summer.

 

Laura, Chris and Bev will be providing information on the success of our efforts to date in Piggs Peak and insight into the challenges we continue to face. They will be talking about potential funding opportunities for the Hampton Piggs Peak Partnership, including student fees and uniforms; a well to provide community water; a safe house; support for a voluntary treatment centre; communal vegetable gardens; improved sanitation; and recreation equipment. As an organization with limited financial resources, the Partnership cannot support all these endeavors, regardless of how worthwhile they may be. Over the next few weeks the Partnership Committee will be establishing funding priorities in accordance with our mission to alleviate the impact of HIV/AIDS in Piggs Peak. If anyone has questions or would like to share your own thoughts, you can talk to one of our Committee members. They are Lisa Bettle, Jill Darrah, Robert (Dewey) Doucet, Bev Harrison, Ross Henderson, Sue Hooper, Janalee MacKenzie, John Murphy, Laura Myers, Chris Rendell, Krista Turnbull and me, Mark Bettle.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to express my personal thanks to Georgie Day who is stepping away as an active member of the Partnership Committee. Georgie was one of a handful of original members of the Committee formed in 2005. It was in no small way due to her encouragement, sound judgment and organizational skills that the Hampton Piggs Peak Partnership got off the ground. Through her pragmatic and sensible approach to difficult issues, Georgie has continued to be a tremendous asset since then. Although Georgie will continue to contribute to our efforts, her active participation will be greatly missed.

 

If you would like to learn more about the Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership or make a donation please call Mark Bettle at 832-0003 or visit our website at www.hamptonpiggspeak.ca.

 

Laura Myers and Chris Rendell to present