Lawyers have set up the Dorah Mokoena Charitable Trust in the UK, to
help Dorah and other South African children in need of specialised medical
treatment. The Trust has been registered with the Charity Commission for
England & Wales, number 1070000 and all money donated is placed in this
fund and administered by the Trustees. There is a financially independent
parallel charity in South Africa called "Children of Fire".
The Dorah Mokoena Charitable Trust trustees are: Haydn Harris, Bronwen
Jones, Keith Dixon and Glynn Jones. The Children of Fire trustees are: Vhonani
Mufamadi, Ann Metcalf, Richard Steyn, Thandiwe Klassen & Bronwen Jones. Thandiwe Klassen is a
jazz singer who was herself burned many years ago.
Ways to help.....
Skills & Knowledge
There are a lot of ideas in the Schools Guide and
in the Dorah House section of this website that need people's ideas and skills.
Please read them and see if you can contribute your thoughts and skills, and
email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
People in Africa who can visit children in burns
wards would give them the friendship/companionship and attention that they
lack. If you need guidance before approaching a hospital, feel free to email
email@example.com or phone 011 726 6529 9-12 on
weekdays, within South Africa.
The recognition of a wider need to help children
and young people from other south African states has led the trustees to decide
to close the Dorah Mokoena Charitable Trust and to open a new one called
Children of Fire International. This will happen soon. All funds collected from
now on will still be to assist children like Dorah but may also be spent on
young people who have been burned up to the age of 25, even elsewhere in
Africa. And funds may also be spent on wider educational initiatives and
prevention programmes. You can contribute to this new charity by making
donations to "Children of Fire International", sort code 20-17-92, account
If you want to support our children , you can make a donation to us in the UK or in South Africa and please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to say that you have made the donation, so that we know how much we have raised, and how far we still have to go.
account details for the climb:
Donations to the Children of Fire trust in South
Africa can be sent to Children of Fire, P O Box 1048, Auckland Park, 2006, RSA,
or paid into the First National Bank, Melville (branch number: 256505), account
number 61492023919. Cheques should be payable to "Children of Fire".
Ways to Give
People who want to give money to the UK charity need to know that there
is no longer a minimum amount payable under the Gift Aid scheme and that deeds
of covenant are no longer necessary, although a formal declaration is still
required to the charity by the taxpayer (unless there was an existing
covenant). Under the Payroll Giving scheme, the maximum donation limit has been
abolished and for all payments made under the scheme before 6 April 2003, the
UK Government will pay a ten per cent supplement.
Rules and legal issues concerning donations in/from other countries
will be added to this site as we find the information. Information on Wills and
Bequests will also be added to the site in the near future.
For further information Bronwen Jones can be contacted by email at:
In the UK, please contact the Secretary of Children of Fire
International, 47 Houselands Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1JJ or email: