A touching story from one of our associates, Hennie Wellman, can anybody help?
It’s part of everyday life here in the UK to see celebrities on countless magazine covers with all sorts of personal problems from being overweight or baring too much skin, to very public divorce battles and bust ups in public.
Those of us that are not “famous” (and I use the term “famous” very loosely) have to contend with the ‘normal’ pressures of everyday life, living in the UK. Having recently moved to the UK I’m experiencing these pressures too, but with one major difference!
I was born in the beautiful South Africa where I lived for 34 fantastic years. As you’ve all seen in the press over the last few years, it’s not the safe-haven it use to be and here is the difference I’m referring too… In the UK I only have to lock the front door to have a peaceful nights sleep. In South Africa you now have to have a 12 foot wall around your property, with two guard dogs, surveillance cameras, an alarm system and armed response to get what you hope, is a peaceful night’s sleep.
Imagine the horror then to hear that my younger brother was hijacked a few nights ago, beaten and left by the side of the road bleeding from two wounds in his head! They stole his car, wallet and mobile phone.
The police say he’s lucky that they did not kill him, which is more often the case. He’s a loving husband and father of two small children. They now have to visit their dad in hospital and when he’s ready to go back to work, he’ll have the added burden of being worried every time he slows down to stop at traffic lights or to turn at a corner. Here in the UK, we don’t have to worry about being hijacked, assaulted or murdered for driving to the office or away on holiday.
I’ve started this blog to see if there is anyone in the South East of England that would be willing to sponsor my brother and his young family to come to the UK to get permanent residence? It’s not the easiest process, because he’ll need a WORK VISA and a UK Employer. We can get them on a plane, they can stay with us, but we need a UK Company to offer him a job. He’s 34, healthy, fit, a hard worker and has ten years experience in Industrial Kitchen and Shelving Design covering installations for supermarkets, hotels and restaurants. He is currently the Manager of KK Engineering in Bloemfontein, South Africa.