A mention and 'thank you' those who have been such special 'helping hands' and assisted in making all this possible:
Desmond Scholtz - The use of his wonderful copyright photography on this site.
If you wish to purchase any of these images from his portfolio, please contact him at:
+27 (0)83 7532 876
Bomber Webb (Editor)
The Edge Newspaper
+27 (0)44 343 2415
Eleanor, Knysna Press - Graphic Design
Athane Scholtz - Journalist
The Herald - for information reproduced from some of their articles
Anne Lindsay - Globe-Pals and Chatelherault Primary School in Hamilton, Scotland
Gigi Lewis - Journalist and Photographer
The CXPress - for information reproduced from some of their articles
Alex Faure of Carpe Diem Productions
+27 (0)73 238 8377
Lou van der Merwe - Director FAMSA Knysna
+27 (0) 44 382 5129
Jeremy Dredge, is a qualified IT teacher and a member of the Learning & Performance Institute in the United Kingdom www.iitt.org.uk
He previously ran an IT Training business in the UK and over the years has been fortunate to have taught many 'students' across a wide spectrum of celebrated and diverse occupations, including: British Telecom Training Department; Roberta Johnson, Personal Assistant to The Jordanian Royal Family; The Harry Edwards Spiritual Healing Trust; and the actor and comedian Michael Bentine CBE (The Goons).
Jeremy was a voluntary member of the Knysna Aids Council, responsible for training and the website development of the council. He was a voluntary lecturer in IT at the Karatara Eden Project campus, setup to establish an African university town and Enterprise Development community in Karatara.
He now owns and runs with his wife Mary, a business in the UK Good Life Innovations Ltd., specialising in the sale of innovative products in the leisure and home market using colour changing materials. In particular, Thermochromic Liquid Crystal (TLC), and Chromazone colour change thermometry, Photochromic and Hydrochromic technologies. www.goodlifeinnovations.com. They have online stores in the UK www.colourchanging.co.uk; Australia www.colourchanging.com.au and South Africa www.colourchanging.co.za
Jeremy 53, and Mary share their time between the UK and Brenton-on-Sea, a small seaside village, 17 kms. outside Knysna in South Africa.
Jeremy feels that living here in such a marvellous community has been a great privilege. So his chance to pay back by helping the people in the region has been a priority. His website project Helping Hands, is a charity resource to increase awareness and promote those who work hard, largely unseen, in caring for the the community.