Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust raising funds to help sick kids

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Trust has launched a fundraising campaign to help raise money towards providing world-class pediatric care.

The Children’s Hospital Trust, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has helped countless ill and injured children at The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and other pediatric units across the Western Cape.

The Trust's CEO Louise Driver explains that money raised is dedicated to providing improved medical training, state-of-the-art equipment, research programmes and building projects.

The fundraising campaign is titled 'Leave Your Mark' and aims to raise R150 million in the next two years through various donors.

Driver says some of the funds will be used to upgrade the hospital's emergency centre and consulting and procedure rooms to match the standard of the world-class facility.

The Trust has invited contributions from all donors who are willing to help, from schools and clubs, to community groups,individuals and corporate SA.

100% of the funds we receive go to our dedicated projects and programmes that we fund.

Louise Driver, CEO - Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Trust

Healing our children is really in everybody's hands. If you contribute you're able to heal children. By donating you're able to make your mark on our future generation.

Louise Driver, CEO - Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Trust

All those small donations amount to a lot. We depend on donations of any size.

Louise Driver, CEO - Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Trust

Cape Town resident Daniel Webber has praised the services provided by Red Cross when his late son was hospitalised in 2017.

Webber lost his son after the boy fell into a bucket of water during the drought.

Read: Father of drowned toddler speaks of dangers and heartbreak

While he was being treated at the hospital, he says hospital staff - from the cleaners to the doctors - treated his son with the utmost care and compassion.

They treated every child as if they were the most important child in the world.

Daniel Webber

Webber has endorsed the fundraising campaign and recognises the need for improved services and facilities at the hospital.

To learn more about the campaign, visit the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Trust website.

Listen to the discussion on The Pippa Hudson Show:


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