Spinning for Siyabambisana Hermannsburg

Spinning for Siyabambisana Hermannsburg

Colleen Trollip raised R16,730 in cash donations by spinning for seven hours! She sat down with Keri Miller and told her all about the initiative.

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The event which took place on Tuesday 16 June, saw Trollip spin for seven hours effortlessly.

"This initiative was basically started to raise money for Siyabambisana Hermannsburg, who decided, when lockdown hit, to help the community of Umhlazana, which is just a stone throw from the hamlet of Hermannsburg in KZN. With the impact of lockdown level 5, a lot of the families lost their source of income. It was this that ignited the creation of Siyabambisana Hermannsburg. The Outreach cooks and supplies meals twice a week and hands out any other items that have been donated," said Trollip.

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Trollip adopted spinning before the lockdown when her neighbours moved house and left their spinning machine with her. Using it as form as sanity, she has completed the equivalent of the Amashova.

"I follow the school on social media, as I have a friend who works there, I came to hear about Siyabambisana. The school, Hermannsburg School had their headmaster and one of their teachers do the #coronacut challenge, in which, they both shaved their heads live, on Instagram and Facebook, and through this, raised some money for the cause," she said.

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I also wanted to do something to help, and, after one sleepless night, the idea of Spin for Siyabambisana was born.

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Product donations received were: -

100kg dried mixed beans from Plennegy in Greytown (as well as a generous financial donation)

130 packets of delicious homemade fudge from Mari’s Fudge and Brittle in Riviersonderend, Western Cape

140 packs of 6x500ml water from aQuelle

Knitted beanies for babies and children from Durban knitting group, Beanies and Blankets for Babies

Many financial donations were received from my family and friends, and one generous donation from a corporate in Durban, which would like to remain anonymous.

Contact details:

Cell                    – 082 611 0597

Email                 – [email protected] or [email protected]

Facebook          – Colleen Trollip (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009514428382)

Instagram         – @blueyezblu


Any and all donations, either non-perishable food items, and/or financial donations would be greatly received. This is a non-ending type of fundraiser, and, all money received and raised will be transferred to the Siyabambisana for their use in assisting the Umhlazana community just outside Hermannsburg.

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