Sabie Experience donates to Home of Hope

Clintin Brummer

The Sabie Experience recently came to the aid of the Theresa Willis Home of Hope, a non-profit organization. Sabie Experience donated to each of these children new bedding, and also donated 6 chairs and new pillows.

“The Sabie Xperience has always endeavoured to present a mountain bike stage race which is within financial reach and ability of most passionate participants in the sport, whether they be pro riders, amateur racers wanting to win categories and showcase their skills or just recreational riders who want to gain experience riding proper trails in the stunning forests and diverse terrain around the quaint town of Sabie. This year we also endeavour to include enthusiastic school kids to participate in the fun of stage racing.”

“From the inaugural event in 2004, our main goal was always to offer an enjoyable but challenging MTB Stage Race over a few days, together with the Sabie Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, benefitting local hospitality and accommodation establishments, retail businesses, charities and communities while attracting many visitors to the town in the intention that they will return sometime in the future.” (

Some of these children have been abandoned since birth, some have been abused and some lost their parents. This is why the Theresa Willis Home of Hope was founded, to aid in the lives of such children.

“Theresa Willis, a compassionate member of the Harmony Hill Community, saw the need of helping children whose parents die of HIV/AIDS. She decided to open up her home to needy children when a distant relative died and left small twin boys without any parents.  She was moved with compassion and after much prayer, decided it was her duty as a Christian, a mother and a South African to provide for these and other children with the same need.  In March 2003, she decided to donate the house she had built in Harmony Hill, to be used as a children’s home.”

Social Workers of DSD and Child Welfare (an NGO), formally place children in the care of the Home by an order of Court. They continue to monitor the progress of the children. Resident and relief caregivers ensure that the children’s physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs are met.  Some children are placed from the Home into foster care elsewhere, whereas others remain more permanently in the care of the home. Over the years the home has provided a safe haven for orphaned, abused, vulnerable and neglected children.

Any and all donations are welcome will be appreciated.

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