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:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust raising funds to help sick kids


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How to overcome a stutter

How to overcome a stutter

Julia Roberts, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran are some of the celebrities who have suffered from this type of speech disorder.

I fought breast cancer so I could survive for my daughter: Helena Vivier's story

I fought breast cancer so I could survive for my daughter: Helena Vivier's story

Breast cancer survivor Helena Vivier says cancer is diagnosis which requires people to be brave. She shares her inspiring story.

Red Cross trauma doctor: Children suffer at the hands of adults in SA

Red Cross trauma doctor: Children suffer at the hands of adults in SA

A 9-year-old was killed and dumped at a dumping site in Bloekombos in the Western Cape days and a pupil was abducted.

11-year-old Abriella Bredell raises R130 000 for Red Cross Children's Hospital

11-year-old Abriella Bredell raises R130 000 for Red Cross Children's Hospital

On Friday Bredell took a swim from Robben Island to Blouberg achieving her goal of becoming the youngest person to do it.

Young Nangamso shares how Red Cross Children's Hospital saved her life

Young Nangamso shares how Red Cross Children's Hospital saved her life

The 12-year-old has been treated at the hospital for nearly 6 years for Lupus and received a new kidney.

Red Cross Hospital's RX Radio gives voice to sick kids

Red Cross Hospital's RX Radio gives voice to sick kids

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is spreading hope and lifting the spirits of ill children in the Mother City.

Popular articles
Pick n Pay to open 63 new stores as profits in South Africa soar

Pick n Pay to open 63 new stores as profits in South Africa soar

There’s still plenty of opportunities to expand within South Africa, says Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher.

'6 groundings in 2.5 years suggest overreaction or maintenance is falling apart'

'6 groundings in 2.5 years suggest overreaction or maintenance is falling apart'

Is there dodgy maintenance? The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Guy Leitch (Managing Editor at SA Flyer Magazine).

[WATCH] A driver smiles and waves at a driver with road rage

[WATCH] A driver smiles and waves at a driver with road rage

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] SA rugby youngsters doing their own haka goes viral

[WATCH] SA rugby youngsters doing their own haka goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Audit found Mango and Comair planes were signed off by unqualified persons'

'Audit found Mango and Comair planes were signed off by unqualified persons'

The South African Civil Aviation Authority explains some of the findings of its maintenance audit at SAA Technical.

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

Black Business Council president Sandile Zungu on his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Mbete faced difficult questions. She has done a lot in terms of responding'

'Mbete faced difficult questions. She has done a lot in terms of responding'

Xolani Xala (SA Business Abroad) defends his defence of ANC stalwart Baleka Mbete’s "car crash" interview on Al Jazeera.

[WATCH] Oprah roasts student about his cracked phone, then buys him a new one

[WATCH] Oprah roasts student about his cracked phone, then buys him a new one

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.