Trust

HENDRI COETZEE TRUST (HCT)

The inspiration for forming a Trust in Hendri’s name came after the memorial service that was held in Centurion, South Africa on 28 Jan 2011. Some of Hendri’s close friends suggested forming a Committee to steer his legacy and the publishing of his book. The decision was then made to form a Trust that could serve as a legal body to manage Hendri’s legacy in an organized and effective way.

TRUSTEES

Marie Coetzee Nieman

(Hendri's Mother)

Marie, is Hendri’s mother. She was involved in the whole…

Adriaan Nieman

(Hendri's Step Father)

Adriaan is Hendri’s step dad. He has been very involved…

Pete Meredith

(Close Friend & Associate)

Pete, Hendri’s key character in his book and dear friend,…

CORE TEAM

Kara Blackmore

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Book Editor

Kara edited the book, Living the Best Day Ever. She was also a king pin in the publishing and printing process thereof. She is still the face and our ambassador of the book. She is a highly valued member of the core team.

Emily Hatfield

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Publishing Project Leader

Emily, a friend of Hendri for many years, was the project leader of the publishing and printing process of the book. She negotiated with publishers, graphic designers and the printers to ensure we have this beautiful book. She also took over the distribution of the Europe/UK areas in July 2014. Emily is still very much a valued part of the core team today.

Layla Ahmet-Meredith

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Role as co-worker

Leyla, married to Pete Meredith Hendri’s best friend, assisted in so many ways with the preparation of the manuscript. She had the huge task to scan many hundreds of photos and to present the short list for the publication. She coordinated the distribution of the book in Uganda and is still involved as a core team member.

Gustav Nel

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Video Manager

Gustav, who has been a very good friend of Hendri since their high school days, took ownership of the videos and clips that were available of Hendri’s life and included that on the website. He also managed the distribution of the book in Canada. He is still a core member and always available to help when called upon.

Hennie Coetzee

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Presently Legal Advisor to the Trust

Hennie, Hendri’s cousin, and due to his background in the law field has been the legal advisor to the Trust. He does a great job to ensure whatever we do is legally correct. His inputs are highly regarded and much appreciated as one of the core team members

The Trust is supported by

VOLUNTARY CO-WORKERS

Jason Javorsky

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USA Distributor

Jason, never knew Hendri or any of the other members, but when our first distributor in the USA
pulled out he offered his services. He is doing such an excellent job there.

Nicky Stroebel

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Role as co-worker

Nicky, was a good friend of Hendri and knew him from his days working in Zambia, when he started his rafting career. She offered to be our distributor in New Zealand and is still doing a great job there.

Liza van Deventer

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Book Promoter

Liza, has been a loyal and loving friend of Hendri since their schooldays together. She has been supportive and assisted with many of the promotional efforts around the book.

Phil & Dalene Hamer

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Second Website Design

Phil is married to Dalene, Hendri’s cousin in the USA. He designed our 2 nd website for the Trust and for many years maintained that as a favour to the Trust. It is very highly appreciated and was a website to be proud of. Dalene was very involved in the beginning with gathering of valuable information that could assist the publication of the book.

Maddy Leslie

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Graphic designer HCT logo and Maps in LBDE

Maddy was a very dear friend of Hendri and renowned for her artistic talents. She designed the Trust logo and also the maps of Hendri’s expeditions in the book. We are very proud of her contributions

Thomas Leth Madson

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UGANDA Marketing

Thomas, was another close friend of Hendri, who joined him on more than one of his expeditions. He helped us with setting up email addresses and the first website. He later also helped coordinate the sale of the book in Uganda

Cilliers Kruger

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Fluid Sponsor

Celliers, was the founder of Fluid Kayaks and was the sponsor of Hendri. Celliers’ inputs during the whole publishing, printing and distribution process of the book was of so much value due to his own experience as writer. He opened many press doors to different journals, radio etc which all helped with the promotion of the book. Fluid also handled the online shop for the first couple of months. Fluid Kayaks was of tremendous support in the beginning of the book’s distribution.

Morne Stydom

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Graphic Design & Marketing

Morne, was a good friend of Hendri since school days. He used his experience as graphic designer and in marketing to help us with our marketing plan as well as the design of our promotional material.

Elmarie Marais

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Marketing & Website Design

Elmarie, knew Hendri when he was still at school, because of her marketing background she helped in the beginning with setting up the first website for Living the Best Day Ever. She also gave valuable inputs to the marketing process.

Ailsa Woolard

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AUS Marketing

Ailsa, knew Hendri from their river days, and she offered to help with the distribution of the book in Australia in the beginning years. We were so grateful to her for helping us to set it up Down Under.

Adel Ahmet

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AUS Marketing

Adel, never knew Hendri, but she is Leyla's sister and is still the distributor of our book in Australia. A task she does with so much enthusiasm.

Ben Stookesberry

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Kadoma Film Producer

Ben, was with Hendri on the last expedition when he was taken. Ben made the film, Kadoma, in honour of Hendri. This is one of our most treasured legacies of Hendri and the Kadoma film has won many accolades for all the right reasons. Ben generously made the film available to the Trust to sell and also to use on the website as part of the promotion of the book for which we will forever be thankful to him.

Chris Korbulic

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Kadoma Film Co-Producer

Chris was with Ben and Hendri on the last expedition. He is co-producer of the Kadoma film and has made many exquisite photos unconditionally available to the Trust to use on the website and also in the book itself. Invaluable contributions each one of them.

Nico & Charlene Snyman

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E-book Marketing

Nico and Charlene, Hendri’s sister, put in a lot of effort to get our book submitted on Amazon Kindle as e-book. This was a big task and their reward is that the book is doing very well as e-book. We are so thankful to them.

Annelien Nieman

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Family Representative

Annelien, Hendri’s step sister, was very helpful in gathering photos for the different needs we had regarding the book. She was the family representative who had to give inputs on their behalf during the whole preparation and publishing process. We are thankful for her support which ensured the family stayed involved.

VISION OF THE TRUST

The vision of the HCT is to commemorate and advance the legacy of Hendri Coetzee through his inspirational philosophy of life and adventure.

MISSION OF THE TRUST

The mission of the HCT is to contribute towards worthy causes aimed at improving the quality of life for communities and individuals.

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE TRUST

  • To manage Hendri’s legacy
  • To encourage people to live the Best Day Ever (BDE)
  • To raise funds through innovative and creative outlets
  • To share the ripple effect of Hendri’s story
  • Financial support for Worthy Causes
  • Criteria for applications for worthy causes the HCT will support each year will be made available in due time.

DONATE TO THE TRUST

To donate to the HTC. Please use these Bank details for deposits & your name and email as reference:

  • Bank: Standard Bank
  • Name: Hendri Coetzee Trust
  • Account no: 410264245
  • Branch: Centurion, SA
  • Branch Code: 051001
  • Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ