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Champions

Many people have been involved in setting up and sustaining CBN. Some deserve special mention – and here it comes.

Richard Parsons

Friend, supporter, advisor, counselor, networker and spontaneous cheque-writer, Richard serves on our board and is an integral part of everything we do. Mention a difficulty or a challenge and Richard was on his cellphone and organizing – effectively - his advice always tempered by a cautious: I’m not saying what you should do, but …’ We thank him for his input and good advice. Sadly, we lost Richard to cancer in September 2014. We will miss him.

Lesley wrote an article to say goodbye: http://www.childrensbook.co.za/news/2014/09/08/cbn-loses-fine-friend

Hugh Clarke and Mary Cadogan

Mary and Hugh (who have been secretly married for over 25 years, in spite of the surnames) are veteran volunteers who have now moved on to a special category of their own – sustainers. When the going gets tough, they stand at our backs and get things moving again. They travel over from Ireland faithfully, toil away at technical and any other tasks that turn up, provide sustenance at moments of collapse and are just always there. We thank them for all of that. 

Jay Heale

Organizer, editor, book-expert, advisor, reviewer and faithful friend of books and children, Jay is our Book Editor, providing generous amounts of information and friendship in almost equal measure, acting as referee on tricky editorial matters and offering links to book people worldwide. As the organizer of the wildly successful 2004 IBBY conference in Cape Town, and as the Editor of Bookchat, he is in a class of his own. We thank him sincerely. 

Liz Danks

When CBN was still just a dream, Liz offered a conduit to a community that CBN will always be part of – Red Hill Informal Settlement. Her intervention and advice have been invaluable in creating templates for further community involvement elsewhere. Her can-do spirit has given impetus and encouragement when the odds seemed overwhelming. We thank her for everything she does.

Articles

3 Nov 2016
Our thanks to our Chairman of the Board of CBN, Roy Zazeraj When we begin a workshop, we always tell the children that they are now part of a network of friends, a network that extends throughout the...
12 Mar 2016
Champion of Children