Just North of Newcastle lives SA’s very own version of Mother Teresa, Sarah Holland. Sarah gives of herself selflessly everyday by running Ngogo House in the small town of Newcastle, were she does what she can to make a difference. Currently Sarah is looking after 6 children who are not her own but rather orphans. These children who receive daily love and compassion as if they were with their own parents, ages range from 2 years to 10 years old.Sadly not all the children are fit and healthy, as we all wish for our own children. The oldest little boy is Siyabonga, and at such a young age is dying of Aids. Doctors treating Siyabonga have said that he will not be around for much longer.
When this sweet little boy was asked what he would like more than anything in the world Siyabonga said “I would love to see and swim in the sea.” For some people this would be a daily routine and not a lifelong dream. After hearing this East Coast Radio searched for corporate companies to make a dream come true. Once Three Cities got word of this there was no hesitation in helping make this dream become a reality. As the little boy isn’t well a short beach trip is in order. The Royal Hotel has decided not only to treat Siyobonga to his wish but for two adults and his orphaned friends from Ngogo House to also join him in a dream come true. The very excitable groups have been given two nights’ accommodation at the Royal Hotel where they are close for daily beach visits and to uShaka Marine World where they will enjoy their complimentary combo family pass and a free meal at Wahooz restaurant as given to Siyabonga’s group by uShakua Marine World. All food whilst staying at the Royal will be provided by the hotel, eating like kings for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Avis will also do their bit by providing transfers between the Royal Hotel and uShaka. A team effort made by all involved, providing a most memorable experience for Siyabonga, his friends and most of all the Three Cities Group who were over the moon to help in making this child’s dream come true.