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Getting on his wheels for Community H.E.A.R.T.

On the 9th of August 2014 John Mcghee, Chair of Community H.E.A.R.T., will take to his wheels for the London Ride. John is raising fund for 2 very important Community H.E.A.R.T. projects, Rape Crisis Cape Town and the book campaign. We would like to ask our supporters to consider sponsoring John which you can do by clicking on the link. All funds raised will support the two projects mentioned. If you are around in London on the date you make see him pedalling his way round the London streets with the other participants. Click on the link to sponsor John .

John cycling last year.
John cycling last year.

Denis Goldberg Freedom fighter and Humanist

Community H.E.A.R.T. & Lilliesleaf present DenisGFreedomFighterandHumanist
Denis Goldberg Freedom Fighter and Humanist
A tribute in honour of Denis Goldberg, written by South African, British, German, Dutch and Swedish anti apartheid activists, friends and comrades who have known him during his remarkable life.

Denis Goldberg was one of those sentenced in 1964 to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and others.

The book charts his life through the eyes of others, from his early activism to his time in prison and the continued struggle to end apartheid and to bring about a free, just and fair South Africa after his release. This is a moving tribute to a man whose life has been dedicated to fight for his fellow human beings in South Africa and indeed across the world.

Contributors include: Ahmed Kathrada sentenced to life with Denis, Jeremy Cronin who was in prison with Denis, Hillary Hamburger who was Denis’s link to the outside world while in prison. Brian Filling the Chair of the Anti Apartheid Movement in Scotland and later ACTSA Scotland and others.
To Pre-order at a special rate of £9.95 + £3.35 p&p, contact or telephone 07876 561643 by 31st of July 2014.

An audience with Denis Goldberg

UNISON North West and Community H.E.A.R.T. present “An Audience with Denis Goldberg” on 13th October 2013 at 2.30 pm at the People’s History Museum Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER.

This is a rare opportunity to listen to the legendary anti-apartheid campaigner and freedom fighter. Denis Goldberg was the youngest of the Rivonia Trialists sentenced alongside Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment in 1964. He spent 22 years in an apartheid jail separated from his Trialist comrades because he was white. He continues to be an ardent campaigner for justice and equality for all not only in South Africa but across the world.
A brilliant political analyst, he is also a stimulating raconteur and truly great storyteller so this is an event not to be missed.
To book your ticket contact Isobel McVicar or 07876 561643
Tickets are £10

Denis Goldberg – A Life for Freedom in South Africa

Denis Goldberg chatting with guests at the Community H.E.A.R.T. Burns Supper 2009 at South Africa House.
Community H.E.A.R.T. would like to invite you to celebrate with us at “A Life for Freedom in South Africa”, events to celebrate the life of Denis Goldberg and his commitment to the struggle against apartheid and it’s legacy and his passion for a world based on freedom, equality and justice for all.
Denis, one of those sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial, famously shouted after he and the others were sentenced to life imprisonment, “ Life, life to live”. In this, the year of his 80th birthday and some 49 years after being sentenced, we wish to celebrate his continuing commitment to freedom, equality and justice for all. The ultimate aim of the events will be to raise funds for project work in South Africa. Projects supported by Community H.E.A.R.T. range from small HIV/AIDS orphans projects to our book project, which has already provided 2.83 million children’s books to set up school libraries, and other education and health projects.

18th of May 2013 in London
The evening will consist of a Gourmet Buffet with entertainment, raffles, auctions and of course guest speaker Denis Goldberg and will take place in South Africa House, The South African High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London.

The cost is £60 a head. As money is not permitted to be exchanged at the High Commission the cost includes the dinner and drinks for the evening and entry into the raffle.

31st of May 2013 in Glasgow
The evening will consist of a Civic Reception, Gourmet Buffet with entertainment, raffles, auctions and of course guest speaker Denis Goldberg and will take place in the Banqueting Hall in Glasgow City Chambers. The cost is £50 a head.

Come along to our event/s and celebrate the life of Denis Goldberg,a trully inspiring man. Contact us at

There may be other events between these dates so please keep checking our website.

A fundraising page has been set up for those people who cannot attend the events but would like to donate and send a birthday message to mark Denis’s 80th birthday and his commitment to the South African people and the struggle for freedom, justice and equality for all.

Ikamva Labantu Changing lives

Click on the link to see how Community H.E.A.R.T. donations support development work in South Africa.
Ikamva Labantu changing Lives

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We need your help to raise funds and you can do it with no cost to you by signing up to Give as you Live on everyclick. Not only will retailers you buy on-line from donate to Community H.E.A.R.T. from the time you sign up onward but if we get 25 or more people to sign up and use it by 31st of March 2012, everyclick will donate £5 per person. Please help us raise funds, it’s easy and doesn’t cost you a penny just a click on your mouse!

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Getting On His Wheels Again!

Nat on a previous cycle tour in Cuba.
Nat Perez, a South African living in the UK, will be taking part in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2012 to raise funds for Community H.E.A.R.T. and the work we support in South Africa. Nat is not only Chair of the Community H.E.A.R.T. Board, he is also a very generous individual donor and has over many years raised funds for our projects. At 75, Nat, a keen cyclists, uses all his skills, including cycling, to support the development of his mother country of South Africa. Please support Nat is his endeavour to raise much needed funds for Community H.E.A.R.T. supported projects.

To donate by cheque, credit/debit card or by text on your mobile phone please go to our donation page. If you have already signed up to our everyclick page you can also make a donation there or sign up to our everyclick page by clicking here

Thank you in advance for supporting our septuagenarian hero!

A Night for the Children of the Rainbow Nation

Community H.E.A.R.T. are pleased to announce our fundraising dinner in Glasgow raised £10,000 for our projects in South Africa.

The evening started with a Civic Reception hosted by Baillie Jim NcNally of Glasgow City Council. There was excitement from the very beginning of the evening in the wonderful surroundings of Glasgow City Chambers. After dinner the guests listened intently to Denis Goldberg, one of those sentenced along side Nelson Mandela. Denis thanked those assembled and supporters unable to attend for the solidarity they have shown the people of South Africa in the struggle against apartheid and the struggle to overcome apartheid’s legacy. Speaking of the continued need to vercome the legacy of apartheid Denis said,  “In many ways the struggle was the easy bit when we all had one common enemy. Building a country is much more difficult.”

The rest of the evening we were back to the fun with a public auction and music from MOSSAKA. There were lots of other options to win prizes with a special raffle and silent auction.

Community H.E.A.R.T. would like to thank all those who sponsored tables and provided auctio and raffle prizes: Glasgow City Council,Encore Hospitality Services, UNISON Scotland, FBU Scotland, Glasgow Credit Union, FBU North West, ACTSA Scotland, Glasgow Flowers, The Co-operative Scotland & northern Ireland, Glasgow City UNISON, Zulu Nyala, Print Matters, St Brides Free Range Poultry Farm, UNISON GHA Branch, UNISON Scottishe Electricity Branch, J.R.’s Hair Studio, Jill Furmanovsky, Denis Goldberg, Glasgow Caledonian University, UNISON City of Edinburgh, Eleanor Bruce, Nat & Elsa Perez, Strvaigin, UNISON Aberdeenshire, David Burt, Dave Prentis & Liz Snape, Mmapula Tladi Small, Sheila & Davie McGeoch, Outdoor Trax, UNISON North West Region, Seori & Pauline Burnett of the Peatcutters Croft B&B, Brian Purdie and finally thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen.

The Big Garden Give

We, at Community H.E.A.R.T., wanted to let you know about this event Manor House Gardenswhich is an opportunity to visit an award winning garden and support Community H.E.A.R.T. at the same time. 

Sir Alec Reed, founder of the Big Give, will open his award winning Manor House Garden to the public for one day with all the proceeds going to charity. Tickets are £5 each. On entry each visitor will be given a £5 Big Give voucher to support the charity of their choice. This is a wonderful opportunity to see these wonderful historic gardens.

The gardens will be open from 2pm to 5pm on the 21st of August. The location is The Manor, Little Compton, Nr Moreton-in-Marsh, Warwickshire, GL56 0RZ. You can buy tickets at

A Night for the Children of the Rainbow Nation

Community H.E.A.R.T. are please to announce “A Night for the Children of the Rainbow Nation”. The fundraising dinner will take place on the 17th of September 2011 at Glasgow City Chambers.

The guest of honour, Denis Goldberg, was one of those sentenced to 4 life sentences along side Nelson Mandela. A life long campaigner on human rights and anti-racism, Denis, is a trully inspiring speaker. This is one for the few experiences of meeting and hearing from one of the heroes of the struggle to overcome apartheid and it’s legacy.

The evening will start with a Civic Reception, followed by a dinner and a chance to hear Denis speak of the projects changing the lives of people in South Africa and the what still needs to be done to create Nelson Mandela’s vision of the Rainbow Nation. During the evening there will be chances to bid on auction prizes and take part in a special raffle with lots of chances to win a prize.

Tickets cost £50 per head and tables of 10 can be purchased at a cost of £500, part tables can also be booked. Please contact Isobel McVicar at .