6 December 2012

The Hospice and the Ivy

Our history with Tamar’s Lifeline Charity has seen the Tamar team travel as far as Cape Town and Shanghai, but this year we were slightly closer to home with the a rather shorter trip to a very chilly Sydenham. This year we wanted to volunteer for a charity or hospice and hospices don’t come more inspirational than St Christopher’s Hospice …

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30 June 2009

CSR – the final verdict!

So we’re at the end of another year’s CSR week and I wanted to report back on the final results, what we’ve gained from the experience, and where we go from here! This year was our first year spent with Oak Lodge School, London and our third year with Vuyani Pre-Primary School, Cape Town. There were many new challenges this year for both projects …

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10 June 2009

CSR Project 2009 – Day 3

For once Tamar was most definitely lost for words.   Split into 3 groups, we were given practical, interactive lessons that ran sequentially through this morning on the basics of British sign language (BSL).    Led by one teacher with the able and enthusiastic support of two oak lodge students, the rules were clear… Don’t talk, stay attentive and follow …

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10 June 2009

Oak Lodge – Day 3

  ‘Frustration, content, calm, and surprise’ are emotions that shape our every day. But seeing and experiencing these through the eyes of extraordinary children aged 11 to 19 years, all of whom have one thing in common, deafness, and like me, I know that you would be truly humbled and delighted!   At Oak Lodge School in Balham, I have had the privilege …

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9 June 2009

CSR Project 2009 – Day 2

There was a lot of activity around the school today and all the projects are progressing well.  Despite the grey skies overhead, the rain has stayed away, and with the kids getting involved everyone is feeling really upbeat.  The status of our projects around the school are as follows: Jungle Gym The remaining uprights for the jungle gym were cemented …

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29 May 2009

Oak Lodge and TLC – the building commences!

With just over a week to go until the project, things are really starting to shape up at Oak Lodge. Last weekend, Tony and his team from designbuilding got the foundations underway for our mini amphitheatre. It required a mini digger and the efforts of six of Tony’s workforce – all working on donated time for a fantastic cause. Things …

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21 May 2009

We’re heading back to Vuyani Primary for Round 3!

With only a couple of weeks left before our project kicks off I thought it an opportune time to update everyone about is happening on the CSR front here in Cape Town. As some of you may (or may not) know we will be returning to Vuyani Primary School in Gugulethu as we have done over the last two years. …

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20 May 2009

TLC goes back to school

Its less than 3 weeks to the big project at Oak Lodge school, so here at Tamar Lifeline Charity, we thought it a good time to update on how preparations are going in the UK. TLC are building a relationship with Oak Lodge school, Balham. This years project is all about mini projects. There are 7 of them in total …

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