Deadline extended till 5 December.

Dear Friends,

Today is the deadline for our fundraiser. We were aiming at raising
R 45 960 (about 2640 Euro).

And so far we’ve raised an amazing R23 400 (about 1 280 Euro).

Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed!

Unfortunately, this is only about half of what we need to get Jenny through the coming year. 


But if we do a fundraiser for a lady whose motto is: “Never give up”, then we’re not going to give up at this point, are we? No way!!

And so, we are pushing the deadline back till Sunday 5 December so we can still reach our goal.

Please browse our website to read about what an amazing lady TROUBLE is, and what she has been up against all her life. You will see that she’s even tougher (and cooler) than Chuck Norris!

If you were thinking about contributing – please do so. Even the smallest amounts add up.

For banking info, please mail us at

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!! Have a TROUBLE-icious day!!

Yvette Coetzee-Hannemann (Friend, Fan, Fundraising co-ordinator) and Jenny Symons (a.k.a.TROUBLE)

Update: 4 days left but a long way to go.

Hey everyone!

This is a quick reminder, that there are only 4 days to go on our
„I love TROUBLE“ fundraiser.

So far, we’ve managed to raise an amazing R 13 370 (about 730 €).

THANK YOU to everyone who’s contributed so far!!!

Jen 2018

Unfortunately though, this is only about 18% of our goal (R68 460 or 3 800€ by 30 November).

From past experience we know that a lot of contributions come at the end – so we’re optimistic we can still make it. But we’ll need all hands on deck.

To all of you who still want to chip in, please write an E-mail to fundraisingfortrouble(at)

And please keep beating the drum & tell as many people as you can think of who might be interested.

By the way: for all those of you living in Germany: we’ll be baking cookies this weekend for the prize draw. So, if you take part in the fundraiser now, you too have a chance to win!

baking cookies 1You will find further info about this fundraiser an about Jenny, the amazing person the money is meant for by looking around on our website.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!! Have a TROUBLE-icious day!!

Kicking off the 2021 Fundraiser!

Hello again!

We’re kicking off the 2021 edition of the“I love TROUBLE” Fundraising campaign.

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Jenny in Sept. 2021

For those of you who don’t know Jenny (a.k.a. TROUBLE), feel free to browse our website to find out more. These annual fundraisers are vital in keeping her going – and every year we are amazed at the generosity of her friends and acquaintances, but also of many people who have never met her.

Last year, we raised a phenomenal R68 460 (about 3 800 € at the time)! Thank you again to EVERYONE who chipped in so generously in the midst of the pandemic!!!

That money has supported Jenny through this trying year – where they had to stay in the home for months on end and were often not allowed any visitors. Added to that, prices have been rising and it’s been increasingly difficult for her to get the medication she needs. Lately there has been some sort of normality again, and Jenny has even taken up art classes again, working on what she proudly calls Spastic Art.jenny in artclass


Now, we’re looking to cover her expenses for 2022. Thanks to the increase in regular sponsors, we don’t need to raise quite as much as last year.

Our Fundraising Goal: By 30 November 2021 we want to raise R 45 960 (ca. 2 640 €)

The plan is to do so by getting

  • R 2 275 (ca. 130 €) per month in regular, monthly contributions and
  • R 18 660 (ca. 1 072 €) in one-off donations.

In order to reach these goals, in South Africa, we’re looking for:

  • 4 people who can commit R50 per month
  • 3 people who can commit R100 per month
  • 2 people who can commit R150 per month
  • 2 people who can commit R200 per month

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

  • 4 people who can commit 3 Euro per month
  • 3 people who can commit 5 Euro per month
  • 2 people who can commit 7,50 Euro per month
  • 2 people who can commit 10 Euro per month
One of our younger fans from a previous campaign.

“Regular contributions” mean that sponsors (maybe you?) commit to transferring a small amount (let’s say R50 / 5 €) every month for one year, from December 2020 until November 2021. Of course, we’ll be very happy if sponsors extend their support beyond that, but we will check in with everyone after a year to see if that is possible.

If a monthly commitment is not your thing, one-off donations are also very, very welcome! Even small amounts really help!

If you can make a contribution, please write to fundraisingfortrouble(at) and we will send you Jenny’s banking details. We have fundraising accounts in South Africa and Germany or you can transfer via Paypal.

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 postage fees are too high).

The prizes in the past have included some fun, home-made “I love TROUBLE” surprises like cookies, christmas cards and bookmarks with Jenny’s Spastic Art on them. What’ll it be this year? Watch this space to find out…

prizes 2020
The loot from the 2020 Prize Draw

Here’s how it works: For every 10 € you donate or pledge, your name goes into the hat for the lucky draw at the end of the fundraiser. The names of people who pledge more go into the hat more than once – so the name of someone who pledges 5 € a month for a year (60€ in total) goes into the hat 6 times.

Make sure to send us a mail, of you want to be included! YOU could be the next winner!!

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And, please remember to spread the word. Just over 3 weeks to go!!

Thank you!!

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