A cry for help heeded

Helping hand: Lionheart is raising funds in the UK
Helping hand: Lionheart is raising funds in the UK

A 14-year-old teenager’s life hangs on your benevolence. Abian ‘Abbie’ Ntshabele has a rare cancer and needs P500,000 for a critical operation. A vigorous fundraising campaign, ‘Help Save Abbie’, has kicked-off and as Mmegi Correspondent, NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE observes, headway is being made

“I first heard about Abbie from my best friend Mpho Pilane who is also in the ‘Help Save Abbie’ campaign in Botswana,” recalls UK-based singer songwriter, Lorraine Lionheart, one of the leaders of the fundraising campaign.

“Pilane is a family friend of the Ntshabele family. She had known about Abbie being ill, but like most people, hoped the young girl’s coming to the UK would solve every thing.

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