Overall Purpose of an Ambassador

Responsibilities of an Ambassador

To support the further growth of the initiative and help us to achieve our strategic goal of increasing the reach and scale of our programmes. 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day is looking to establish a strong network of enthusiastic individuals, acting as Ambassadors (both young and older), throughout South Africa and the rest of the world.

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The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Promote and develop the charity for it to grow and maintain its relevance.
  • Actively recruit and inspire KnitWits for Madiba” who are the lifeblood of this initiative. It is our KnitWits who give of their time and financial resources to craft the beautiful hand-made blankets that are so integral to our cause.
  • Actively seek introductions to possible corporate partners, high net worth individuals and others to sponsor the yarn that is required to get more KnitWits, who do not have the financial means to participate.
  • Make use of personal and external networks to help raise awareness of the brand.
  • Plan and schedule networking events that enable KnitWits to socialize on a regular basis.
  • Attend events on behalf of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, network and speak knowledgeably about the brand where appropriate.
  • Set up suitable collection and distribution points for all blankets in their region.
  • Select deserving charities to be recipients for the blankets created and collected in their region.
  • Arrange for the delivery of blankets to other regions for events when required. Examples of this would be Nelson Mandela Day, the display at the Union Buildings and any other future events as deemed appropriate by Carolyn Steyn.
  • To keep the KnitWits in the designated regions informed.
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South African Ambassadors

  • All
  • Eastern Cape
  • FreeState
  • Johannesburg
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Limpopo
  • Mpumalanga
  • Pretoria
  • Soweto
  • Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark
  • Western Cape
Adrie Prigge
Aliki Brunt
Paarl / Franschhoek, Western Cape
Allysa Smith
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Alta Kruger
Pretoria, Gauteng
Angela Kilian
Lonehill, Gauteng
Annie Grealy
Fourways, Gauteng
Bridget van Oerle
Westdene, Gauteng
Caroline Smart
Westridge, KwaZulu-Natal
Carolyn Steyn
Founder - Steyn City, Gauteng
Charmaine Damstra
Plumstead, Western Cape
Chet Diepraam
Melrose, Gauteng
Christine Simelane
White River, Mpumalanga
Colleen Biddlecombe
Knysna, Western Cape
Craige Wynne
Bredell, Gauteng
Daleen Witbooi
Oudshoorn, Western Cape
Deirdre Heather Bevan
New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal
Doris Battiston
Kensington, Gauteng
Elizabeth Maarman
Rondebocsh, Western Cape
Ellen-Ann Finnemore
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Emma Beard – Celebration Retirement Village
Northriding, Gauteng
Florence Reddy
Cape Town, Western Cape
Frances ‘Franki’ Hills
Manor Gardens, KwaZulu-Natal
Gaenor Becker
Pringle Bay, Western Cape
Gloria Avely
White River, Mpumalanga
Greta Collier
Sandton, Gauteng
Jaco Lötter
Regional Ambassador
Jacquene Anderson
Port Elizabeth, Gqeberha
Jamilla Magogo
Bloemfontein, Free State
Jemima van der Berg
Vereeniging, Gauteng
Jennifer Church Joubert
Mosselbay, Western Cape
Jenny Forrest
Faerie Glen, Gauteng
Johan Jay-Vos
Sandton, Gauteng
Judith Clare
JHB North East, Gauteng
Karen van Rooyen
Port Elizabeth, Gqebertha
Kathleen Kate Rivers
Norwood, Gauteng
Kiley Cassel
Edenvale, Gauteng
Kim Buckland
White River, Mpumalanga
Kim Tucker
Port Elizabeth, Gqeberha
Lazetha Lötter
Parys, Freestate
Linda Zama
Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal
Lindiwe Mnguni
Bloemfontein, Free State
Lisa Mancer
Dainfern, Gauteng
Lizann Elema
Belville, Western Cape
Lynton Lefevre
Lonehill, Gauteng
Malcolm Burroughs
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Marylin Lesia
Maxie Viljoen
Hazyview, Mpumalanga
Michelle Burton
Northcliff, Gauteng
Michelle Taylor
Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
Ntombizodwa Valtuin
Bloemfontein, Free State
Octavia Ephraim
Montana, Gauteng
Pastor Maureen Sibadela
Soweto, Gauteng
Pat Ladds
West Coast
Patricia Arends
West Rand, Gauteng
Penny Boden
White River, Mpumalanga
PJ Powers
Fourways, Gauteng
Postmaster Corrie Campbell
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Reta Coetzee
Broll Foundation / West Rand
Ria Potgieter
Boland, Western Cape
Riaan Beetge
Belville, Western Cape
Rob Herring
Roodepoort, Gauteng
Ruth Ely
 Rondebocsh, Western Cape
Sandi King
 Rondebocsh, Western Cape
Sharon Barkhuizen
Fourways, Gauteng
Sheila Marriott
Meyerton, Gauteng
Steve Smith
Sandton, Gauteng
Sue Brereton-Scott
Morningside, Gauteng
Susan Eslick
La Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal
Susan Hubach
Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal
Teboho Fokane
Fourways, Gauteng
Timmy Kwinda
Timothy Moloi
Fourways, Gauteng
Velly Matsebatlela
Randburg, Gauteng
Venita Bucceri
Ferndale & Jeppe Old Girls, Gauteng
Victoria Molebaloa
Soweto, Gauteng
William Manake
Soweto, Gauteng

International Ambassadors

Alison Welch
St Albans, United Kingdom
Anjali Patel
Corona, California, USA
Brian Sutton
Guatemala, USA
Elisabeth Curiger
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Kassey Belluigi
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Kevin Friedman
Miami, Florida, USA
Loshani Patel
Corona, California, USA
Michael Angus
Barons Court, United Kingdom
Mirella Anna Palazzo
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Padraigh Bennett
Kells, Ireland
Rani Thomas
Kerela, India
Saijal Patel
Corona, California, USA
Veronica Buzby
Ellicott City , Maryland, USA