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APPEAL FROM WHISPER FROM THE HEART (article first published : 2006-08-8)

We (Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club www.whisperpoetry.co) are a Poetry Club placing emphasis on the encouraging of scholars(many under privileged) in the wonderful world of the arts and in particular poetry. Our promotion is world wide but more intense in Africa & in particular South Africa

As a Club we promote up and coming artists; host Literature (Poetry & Short Stories), Art & Photography competitions for children( Poetry for adults) and while we advertise an entry fee we end up accepting multitudes of entries free of charge due to students not having the funds to pay. We also publish poems for those interested and again many of the entrants will never afford the cost involved.

There is so much more that we wish to do to give our young artists as much exposure as possible. This includes writing workshops, seminars; involvement in the international arena & also an annual gala dinner & prize giving. The annual cost for prizes, publishing at least four anthologies & the administration of the office which includes the salary of a lady (who currently works a full day as a volunteer) is high & to date met by, a small income from entrants and sale of anthologies, & financing by the founder (Stan Almendro). This funding is limited and we therefore make an appeal for individuals & companies to assist. We due to lack of funds have not as yet had a gala dinner but have paid our over R100,000 in prizes and published two anthologies.

We believe that this is an ideal way to encourage our students in “The Wonderful world of the Arts” & will gladly meet with interested individuals or companies to discuss the details. Donations to the cause will be gladly accepted & banking details will be provided on request.

We will sincerely appreciate your kind consideration and any donation you make. Kind Regards, Stan Almendro

Based in Alberton, the poetry club can be contacted on tel/fax 013 932 3182 or email: info@whisperpoetry.com




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