Clare with George Mahlaela
Tumelong offers volunteers an opportunity to experience a variety of work on different projects run by the Mission.
Clare Wood from London is spending the month of November doing voluntary work with the team based in the office in Pretoria and out in the field in Pankop, Rustenberg, Garankuwa and Hammanskraal.
The work will include helping with admin in the head office in Pretoria West, going out into rural areas delivering food parcels, visiting schools and ECD (Early Childhood Development) Centres, taking part in the HCT (HIV/Aids, Counselling and Testing) programme, as well as a variety of other different tasks and activities.
Due to the strong sporting background Clare comes with to Tumelong we are holding two special tennis camps in Hammanskraal over two Saturdays 17 & 24 November, which will give local youngsters between the ages of 10 – 25 the opportunity to have a go at something new and different and discover the benefits of what being involved in sport can bring.
Clare will be updating her own page on the website with photos and some short written pieces on her experiences while working with the Tumelong Team.
Tumelong welcomes Clare who has recently had a very busy summer working for London 2012 on the Olympic tennis and Parlaympic wheelchair tennis events. She is also an assistant referee at the annual tennis Championships, Wimbledon. Clare also competed in 3 Olympic Games and was the number 1 ranked tennis player in Great Britain for many years before retiring from professional tennis in 1997.