5 Eastry Road - Fundraising Appeal for Second Phase Renovations

Dear Friends

 My colleagues and I are deeply grateful for the heart-warming generosity and care shown by friends and supporters of the Institute.   In response to our two previous fundraising drives, a total of R597 466 has been raised for furnishings and renovations for our new headquarters at 5 Eastry Road.

The renovations were supposed to have started at the beginning of this year.  However, the process was delayed due to an objection lodged with our Municipality by a neighbour.   The objection has now been withdrawn, so we are pleased that building is able to commence.  All going well the second phase work will start in September and be completed by April 2012.

The renovations entail building a boardroom and two additional meeting spaces.   However, because of the length of time taken up by the objection, previous quotes had to be updated.   We are therefore currently sitting with a funding shortfall of R732 023 for the work.

This fundraising appeal is aimed at those who feel they could still contribute or have additional means to contribute further, as well as organisations who prefer to fund fixed assets.  Any contribution, large or small, that you are able to make will be hugely appreciated.  If you prefer, you can sponsor a specific item of work or equipment, as listed overleaf. 

You, our supporters, make possible the important work of the Institute of Healing of Memories.  Without your generosity and faithfulness we would be unable to continue to offer our workshops to individuals and communities desperately in need of healing, dignity and purpose, through which we are together able to make a small but vital contribution to a more peaceful and just future for South Africa and the world.  Sincerest thanks to each of you for your ongoing support.

With prayers and best wishes,                

Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM    - Director

“May God bless you all in your work and give you strength to walk with those who struggle to come to terms with the past.”     Patron Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu

Funding Needs for Second Phase Development of 5 Eastry Road

We are a registered non-profit organisation.  Donations are tax exempt in South Africa, Australia, the UK and the USA.  Further details of how to donate in different countries are below.

Additional Info

Item of work or equipmentZARUSDEURGBP
Cost of Bond for building R 2,100,000.00$297,023€205,263£181,647
Second phase development – boardroom and two additional meeting spacesR 1,009,992.00$142,853€98,720£87,380
Audio systemR 9,000.00$1,200 €9,00£770
Blinds for boardroom windowsR 10,000.00$1,300 €1,000£855
Boardroom table and chairs R 15,000.00$2,000€1,500£1,290
2x laptop computers & printers  R 30,000.00$5,921€4,500£3,846
2x computer workstations & chairs R 3,400.00$453€340£309
4x bookshelves @ R400 per cabinetR 400.00$53€40£36
2x desktop computers R 16,000.00$2,100€1650£1,370

Direct deposits:
Account name: Institute for Healing of Memories
Standard Bank, Mowbray Branch
37-39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Branch code: 02-49-09
Account no: 075133164 (Marketlink)

Cheques can be made out to:
Institute for Healing of Memories

Mail to:
Att: Avra Richen
PO Box 36069, Glosderry, 7702, Cape Town
South Africa
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Tax deductible donations

Cheques can be made out to:

Mail to:
PO Box 139 East Melbourne, Victoria, 8002, Australia

Cheques can be made out to:
Anglican Missions

Mail to: 
PO Box 12-012
Wellington 6038
New Zealand

IHOM Europe is registered charity number 1121220

Cheques can be made out to:
The Healing of Memories (Europe)

Mail to:
The Well
Newport Rd
Willen, Milton Keynes MK15 9AA
United Kingdom

Direct transfers and deposits can be made to:
Account name: Healing of Memories (Europe)
Royal Bank of Scotland
Account Number 22518847
Sort Code:  15-10-00

IHOM Europe is a registered Charity
Registered Charity Number 1121220
Co No. 06245104
Gift Aid is available to UK Donors only

Cheques can be made out to:
Institute for Healing of Memories - North America, Inc. (IHOM-NA, Inc.)

Mail to:
P. O. Box 8195
White Plains, NY 10602, USA

Donations and Bequests

A Healing of Memories workshop is a liberating experience, and for many people the first time they are given the opportunity to tell their stories of pain, suffering and oppression. Feelings of anger, hatred and the need for revenge begin to be overcome, and are replaced with a willingness to consider forgiveness and reconciliation. This holds true not only for South Africans, but also for people in other countries where experiences of war and oppression continue to impact on their lives.

As you reflect on your last wishes please consider making a bequest to the Institute for Healing of Memories.

The donations and bequests we receive give more people the opportunity to liberate themselves from the past by attending a Healing of Memories workshop. Should you wish to make a further donation, you may make a direct deposit into our bank account, or post a cheque to the appropriate address listed below. As we would like to thank each of our donors personally, we would appreciate your advising us of a direct deposit by email or by mail at the addresses given on the Donations page.

Your support is greatly appreciated.
With all good wishes
Fr. Michael Lapsley SSM