Starfish Greathearts Foundation


Why not chose to change a child’s life today. The Starfish foundation is an organisation that raises funds for orphaned children in Africa due to Aids. And it was estimated in 2001 that 4.7 million South Africans were living with HIV. And  the number of children under the age of 15, who had been orphaned by AIDS, was 662,000. Your donation however large or small, can make a big difference to the life of a child in need in Southern Africa. All the details are on there website & you can donate money regardless of where you live in the world. Log onto there website at

Inspiration…(Taken from there website)

An old man had a habit of early morning walks on the beach.  One day, as he looked along the shore, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.  As he came closer he saw that it was a young woman and she was not dancing but was reaching down to the sand, picking up starfish and very gently throwing them into the ocean.

“Young lady,” he asked, “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

“The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I do not throw them in they will die.”

“But young lady, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it?  You cannot possibly make a difference.”

The young woman listened politely, paused and then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves, saying:

“It made a big difference to that one.”

Adapted from the story “The Star Thrower” by Loren Eiseley

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