Set up by Ted Farrow in memory of his wife, The Jane Farrow Legacy of Love is a fund to provide food for families in Kleinpoort, a small village in South Africa.
It all began back in 1997 when Ted and Jane went on holiday to Kleinpoort, and began to help the local schoolchildren with shoes, clothes and food.
For about 20 years they holidayed in Kleinpoort and continued to do what they could to provide aid to the school. With the steady increase school numbers, they began to re-think how they could best help the local community.
Locals advised them to target their aid to the elderly, who were living in tin huts and deserted shacks, many looking after children whose parents had left the village in search of work. Giving several months food supply to the 12 most needy would greatly ease their burdens – and also benefit the children.
After Jane passed away, Ted wanted to honour her wishes to continue this work. Ted has since organised and personally overseen two “food drops”, and plans doing them annually from now on. Having paid for it himself up to now, he is now asking for assistance to fund this very worthy project.
“If you read the thank-you notes I received, you will understand why I must continue. The food drops go to twelve families. The food costs quite a significant outlay and I ask for your help so that I can continue my work.”
Ted pays for his own air fare and expenses: “Every penny that you give will be spent on the families; nothing will disappear on administration.” Ted has an enthusiastic team of supporters in his home village of Lavant, who are helping to organise fund-raising activities for the Project.
Anything you can give would be much appreciated!