One Life is a charitable organisation that has been set up to help accommodate, feed and educate the children of Nseleni and surrounding districts, Kwazulu, South Africa.
The main project we support is the Thandukuphila Centre.
You can find out more about us via the links on the right hand side of the site. You can also make a donation directly from this website.
Today, 7th May, the charity received an unexpected and very welcome donation of
£200 from Tania Collins of Walthamstow.
Our grateful thanks go to Tania for this wonderful support of our children in need.
Sally and Johnny Barton and Sinty Barton of Walthamstow will be running a half marathon for One Life on September the 8th.
The initial idea was to run The Marathon but sadly all the places were taken 11 hours after being open for entries for 2014.
More details of the run will be put on the website nearer the date but if anyone is interested in sponsoring these three runners , funding would be gratefully received and can be paid to the charity through pay pal see above - "How to make a donation".
Every penny raised will go to Africa in aid of the AIDS orphans, the needs are many from living in desperate living condition, broken down shacks, no water or electricity to lack of food, clothing and bedding.
Please support this run if you are able. We need all the help we can get. Thank you.
The small boy Qiniso who lost his life on April 19th 2013, lived with his siblings and cousins with his grandparents. When the granddad heard of the death of his little grandson he had a heart attack and died a couple of days later.
Qiniso and his granddad were both buried yesterday the 4th May. So much sadness and grief for one family to cope with and now the grandmother is left on her own to care for the children.
One Life was in a position to fund both funerals but to be able to set up a funeral fund at some point would be very helpful as most of the families we help have no money at all for the funerals and sadly the adult or child who dies frequently ends up in a paupers grave and no-one knows where these are.
The charity needs so much financial help to meet all the needs of the people who we aspire to help.
We do all we can to prevent deaths to make the shacks more habitable, to feed everyone and to see that the children have the chance of n education but the funding we receive is never really enough. It is very hard to be aware of so much suffering and at times, unnecessary deaths and not be in a position to give more help.
Other Recent News
- Two more tragic deaths in Africa
- An Unexpected Donation Of £400 Comes To One Life
- Funding Desperately Needed For Higher Education.
- More News Of The Recent Shack Fire.
- Another Donation Gratefully Received
- A Donation Of Bracelets
- Unexpected Donation
- Another Shack Fire
- Funding For The Repair Of Shacks On It's Way To Africa
- Funding Received
The One Life Annual Sponsored walk is to be held on Saturday 6th October 2012. This will be held in St James Park near to Trafalgar square and Buckingham Palace.
We will meet at the coffee shop in Trafalgar Square around 10am to 10-45am in order to have a coffee and meet up prior to the taking of the group photos in front of the fountain.
From there we go to The Mall and into the first entrance to St James Park. After two laps we break for a picnic lunch under the trees (weather permitting) then continue with the last two laps of the park.
This is a lovely and enjoyable social event as well as raising money for One Life and the Aids orphans in Kwazulu, South Africa.
On March 3rd, Penny and David Rolfe will be holding a Fund Raise event down in St Anne's church hall.
Half the proceeds will go to One Life Charity and half to St Anne's church.
On Saturday, 15the October, a Charity/Pledge Auction will be held in St Anne's Church hall. Entry is £10 per head and includes a hot supper. A raffle will also be held.
You are requested to bring along goods in great order to auction or something new to raffle.
The evening should draw to a close around 9-30pm.
The yearly sponsored walk will be held on Saturday 17th September.
We will meet between 10-30am and 10-45am at the coffee shop in Trafalgar Square and at around 11am walk to St James Park where we will do four laps of the park with a lunch break after two laps.
If you are interested in joining the walk and for more information contact Elena at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on Tel No. 020 8926 2431.
A fund raise event for One Life will be held in St Anne's Church Hall on Sat 15th January
Cantando Chorale will once again entertain us to a musical and fun evening.
The price of the tickets are £10 per person and a three course simple meal will be provided..
For tickets or more information please contact Elena on 020 8926 2431 or email at
The Annual Sponsored Walk will be held on September 25th.
We will meet at the coffee shop in Trafalgar Square, London between 10-30am and 10-50am to leave at 11am to walk down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace then to turn left into St James Park and do four laps round the park breaking after two laps for lunch, usually a packed lunch taken with us. The last two laps are then completed and the walk finished.
On Saturday May 15th we are holding our 4th Charity Auction/Ploughman's Supper in aid of One Life.
This is to be held, as usual, in St Anne's Church Hall, Chingford and the tickets are £8 per head. Tickets can be purchased by phoning Elena on 020 8926 2431.
Please bring, if possible, any unwanted items in good condition to be auctioned on the night.
Please bring your own bottles of drink with you.
This is our 3rd charity auction which has proved to be very popular in the past.
If possible please bring any unwanted gifts or items in good condition to auction in aid of the charity.
The auction will be held in St Anne's Church Hall, Larkshall Road E4 6NP
Other Upcoming Events
- Cheese and Wine Party with A variety Show entertainment.
- Charity/Pledge Auction
- One Life Annual Sponsored Walk
- One Life Fund Raise Event
- Annual Sponsored Walk
- Charity Auction/Ploughman's Supper
- One Life Charity Auction / Supper