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The HeadStart Trust – Rural Food Relief update

2020-10-16T09:51:08+00:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Headstart Trust, News, Social Responsibility, Uncategorized|

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives, most notably those in poor and marginalised communities. Within a few weeks of the lockdown in South Africa, it was obvious that most piecemeal workers in poor rural areas had no food. A proportion of these are foreign nationals, who, along with many South Africans were without access to the UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) or other social grants, and started going hungry before our eyes. With the consent of the trustees of the HeadStart Trust we repurposed ourselves to become the bridge between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. We tapped into [...]

Bruce Jack Wines Win at London Wine Competition

2020-07-24T14:29:16+00:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Bruce Jack Wines, Lifestyle Collection, Review, Uncategorized, Wine|

At the 3rd Edition of London Wine Competition which took place in London on July 07, 2020, Bruce Jack Wines received 3 Silver medals, which is the ultimate seal of approval in the global wine industry. In order to receive this distinction, Bruce Jack Wines needed to score highly in three different categories: Quality, Value and Packaging. The goal of the London Wine Competition is to award and celebrate the wines that wine drinkers actually want to buy, whether at a retail wine store or ordering from the wine list at a London restaurant. Not only does the London Wine [...]

The HeadStart Trust Succeeds in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, Becomes Recognised Partner of GlobalGiving

2020-07-02T09:03:18+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Headstart Trust, News, Social Responsibility|

The Headstart Trust has graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, The Headstart Trust successfully raised $5,377 from 50 unique individual donors to support their project, "COVID-19 Rural Food Relief - Cape Agulhas region." "We're thrilled to have The Headstart Trust as part of our community. The Headstart Trust has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and we're committed to providing tools, training, and support as they learn, grow and become more effective," said Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving. "GlobalGiving [...]

Bruce Juice – June 2020

2020-06-26T12:02:33+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Bruce Jack, Headstart Trust, News, Social Responsibility|

Dear  Wine Adventurers, Lockdown regulations in South Africa are easing, while the contagion spreads. A lot hasn’t made sense over the last few months, but we can agree that our version of lockdown has taken us down the Wonderland rabbit hole and to the summit of human kindness. It is said by informed commentators that our President is not always surrounded by those he has chosen himself. It is similarly no secret that many at the top of the ANC have their snouts firmly in the gravy train trough. It is patiently explained to me that this is because he [...]

The HeadStart Trust – GlobalGiving Accelerator Programme for June 2020

2020-06-25T10:20:52+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Headstart Trust, News, Social Responsibility|

A huge Thank You must go to the hundreds of donors to the The Headstart Trust. Our donations are contributing to the feeding of 10 000 people a week. To maintain our sustainability, we decided to reach out overseas by registering with GlobalGiving. We were accepted into their Accelerator crowd-funding programme, which if we meet the fundraising requirements by the end of June will mean we can become a permanent partner. Fund-raising on their platform allows overseas donors to get tax exemptions in their country (particularly the US and UK). You can find out more by clicking on the button below: