Firing up the 2023 Fundraiser

We’re launching our annual “I love TROUBLE” fundraising campaign today.

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 people’s generosity.

Last year, 56 friends, acquaintances and complete strangers contributed an astounding  R 64 220 (about 3 500 Euro at the time) to the fundraiser. Thanks again to EVERYONE who chipped in so generously!!!

This year, we’re lucky – Jenny’s old wheelchair (from 1999!) broke down. That’s not the lucky part, the lucky part is the timing, because the Rand is currently very low. And though that is bad news for the country, it actually helps with our fundraising. Many sponsors contribute from outside SA and every Euro/Dollar goes a lot further in Rand this year.

OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL: we want to raise R 65 200 (ca. 3 440 €) by 30 November 2023.

That is the money still lacking to cover Jenny’s monthly expenses as well as R22 000 towards a new chair.

The plan is to do so by getting
– R 1 355 (ca. 70 €) per month in regular, monthly contributions and
– R 44 940 (ca. 2 580 €) in one-off donations.

Regular contributions” mean that sponsors (maybe you?) commit to transferring a small amount every month for one year, from December 2022 until November 2023.

In South Africa,
we’re looking for:

  • 2 people who can commit R50 per month
  • 2 people who can commit R100 per month
  • 1 person who can commit R200 per month

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

  • 2 people who can commit 5 Euro per month
  • 2 people who can commit 10 Euro per month
  • 1 person who can commit 15 Euro per month

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.

TROUBLE’s little helpers…

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. What’ll it be this year? Watch this space to find out…

The goodies from our 2021 Fundraiser.

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!

And, please remember to spread the word!!

Thank you!!

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

Yvette and Jenny.

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