Fundrasier extended till Sunday 2 December!

Dear TROUBLE fans

This last week has been amazing! We’ve now raised:

  • One-off donations of about R4 000 (256 Euro)
  • Commitments for monthly contributions: just under R 2000 (125 Euro) a month.

That’s more than double what we had 5 days ago!

A big whopping thank you to everyone who has donated money!! TROUBLE loves you!!

Jen 2018

BUT- because we are still seriously short of our goals, we are extending the deadline for the fundraiser until

Sunday 2 December 23:00.

The lucky draw in Berlin is also moved back to include all (German) sponsors until Sunday.

A reminder: we aim to raise

  • R 22 200 (1 360 €) in one off contributions, and
  • R 5 600 (345€) in regular monthly contributions.

Now, you might think that these goals unrealistic, but the problem is: we don’t have a choice. This is the amount we need to get Jenny through 2019 in a home that can provide proper care.

And so we’re hoping for a miracle – and asking you to be a part of it. We’ve managed to get Jenny through 3 years already, so we know that it is possible! And Jenny herself lives by the motto: Never give up. That is what has got her this far. The doctors predicted that she wouldn’t make it to 30, and she turned 57 this year!

So, if there is any chance you can contribute something, anything, no matter how small to this amazing woman– then please do so the next 3 days. Everything helps, it adds up in the end!

And remember, if you can’t give a lump sum all at once, the monthly contributions can also be small amounts like 5 Euros or R50, then you can help big time without killing your piggybank before Christmas.

If you would like to make a contribution, please write to and we will send you Jenny’s banking details.


God bless you.  And stay out of trouble 🙂




I love TROUBLE Fundraiser – 5 more days to go!!

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? It feels like we only just started the fundraiser, and already the time is almost up!

Despite some generous contributions and renewed pledges for monthly support, we’re still quite a long way from our goal.

  • We’ve got commitments for R 1036 (65€) in regular monthly contributions, which is quite a bit short of our goal: R 5600 (345€).
  • We’ve also raised R 1785 (113 €) in one-off contributions. Here our goal is R 22 200 (1 360€).

So, please please everyone make the time this week if you were still planning to make a donation! The Fundraiser runs till Friday 30 November. 

In the past, most of the contributions flooded in the last week, so we believe we can still get there. But we can only do so with your help!

Thank you again, at this point, to everyone who has already donated money! Every cent helps! And for those of our sponsors in Germany – remember about our lucky draw that you will automatically take part in, if you sponsor 10 Euro or more (and the more you contribute, the bigger your chances of winning!)

If you would like to make a contribution, please write to and we will send you Jenny’s banking details.

You can also transfer through paypal to this same email account:
(Please note: “gmail” NOT “googlemail.” Paypal is finicky about that.)

And: you can help by passing on information about the fundraiser to as many people as you can! Beat the drum. Spread the word! Feel free to contact us at should you have any questions.


God bless you. And stay out of trouble J






Kicking off the annual “I LOVE TROUBLE” fundraiser

We’re very excited to announce the start of this year’s

“I LOVE TROUBLE” fundraiser.

One of our favourite pics from the previous fundraisers.

If you want to find out more about Jenny, you can do so under “HOME” or “MORE ABOUT JENNY”. These annual fundraisers have played a very important role in keeping her going in the last four years. Our 2017 fundraiser brought in R47 346. And now, we’re looking to top that. 

Goal: By 30 November 2018 we want to raise R 89 400 (5 450 €)

The plan is to do so by generating

  • R 22 200 (1 360 €) in one-off donations
  • R 5600 (345 €) in regular monthly contributions (limited to a year)

This year’s goal is quite an increase from last year, partly due to inflation, but also because Jenny is hoping to get into a home closer to her family and friends who live on the other side of Cape Town. We want to make this possible!

And there’s even a litte prize draw as an incentive for our German supporters: you can read more about it further down in the post.

One of our favourite pics from the previous fundraiser.


In South Africa we’re looking for:

  • 5 people who can commit R50  per month
  • 8 more people who can commit R100 per month
  • 4 more people who can commit R150 per month

(The good news is that, already at the start, we already have 1 commitment for R150 and 2 for R100! Thank you very much to the superfast sponsors!!)

Internationally (from all the countries with TROUBLE fans, including Britain, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand) we’re looking for:

  • 5 people who can commit 5 Euro per month
  • 10 people who can commit 10 Euro per month
  • 5 people who can commit 15 Euro per month

The regular monthly- contributions have proven vital in coverting costs. Sponsors (maybe you?) commit to transferring a small regular amount (let’s say R50 or 5 €) every month for one year, from December 2018 until November 2019. When enough people get involved, these regular amounts really add up. Of course, we’ll be very happy if sponsors extend their support beyond Nov. 2019, but we will check in with everyone after a year to see if that is possible.

But, please remember, one-off donations are also very, very welcome! Even small amounts really, really help!

If you can make a contribution, please write to fundraisingfortrouble(at) and we will send you Jenny’s banking details.

Now we get to the good stuff, where we can give our generous sponsors something back! There will be a prize draw in Berlin for our German supporters (unfortunately, we can’t open it up to everyone, as int. postage fees are too high).

Here are some of the prizes:

2018 Prizes

  • three “I love TROUBLE” ball-point pens
  • five packets of home-baked cookies (they’ll be warm out of the oven, that’s why there’s no photo of them yet!!)
  • and one super cool magnetic frame set (that turns any photo into a polaroid on the fridge.)

For every 10 € you donate or pledge, your name goes into the hat for the lucky draw on 30.11.2018. The names of people who pledge more than 10 € go into the hat more than once – so the name of someone who pledges 5 € a month for a year, goes into the hat 6 times.

2017 prize draw
A photo from our 2017 prize draw

Make sure to send us a mail, of you want to be included!

And, please remember to spread the word. Just 4 weeks to go!!

Thank you!!

Trouble (Jenny) and Yvette (Friend, Fan, funding co-ordinator). fundraisingfortrouble(at)


Thank you to our sponsors!!

Before we kick off the new annual fundraiser, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful people who’ve helped TROUBLE through the last year.

A quick reminder: we budgeted R 180 000 for 2018, and that is how much money her friends, relatives and fundraising sponsors have contributed!

Here’s a note from Jenny:

Thank you Note Jenny 2018 final

And Jenny’s friend, fan and funding co-ordinator Yvette, says:

“Thank you for keeping TROUBLE afloat for another year! We couldn’t have done it without you!”


It’s been a very eventful year, that hasn’t always been easy. But TROUBLE is still going strong (thanks to you!), and is very optimistic about 2019.

Lots of love from both of us. May God bless you.
Jenny (a.k.a. TROUBLE) and Yvette.