Hospice accepts generous donation

SAROJ Chellan, along with her close family and friends, handed over a cheque of R110 500 to South Coast Hospice, raised from the Hope for Hospice Tea.

The fund-raising tea, held in aid of South Coast Hospice, was organised by the Hope for Hospice ambassador Saroj Chellan, and took place at Marburg Secondary School in July.

This colourful and vibrant event drew a crowd of approximately 400 guests.

There were many delighted lucky draw prize winners, and a thrilling American auction for a weekend away for six people, which brought in approximately R12 000.

Chellan was inspired by her brother and sister, both of whom were patients on the South Coast Hospice programme, and spent time in the Kingfisher House Inpatient Unit.

She worked tirelessly and with great commitment to raise funds, as her way of saying thank you for the care given to her beloved family members through their difficult time.

“I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to all those who supported this event,” said Chellan.

Di van Dyk, South Coast Hospice’s CEO thanked the community for having a “heart for hospice”.

“Fundraising is vital to keeping South Coast Hospice’s Inpatient Unit sustainable. South Coast Hospice is thankful to the community for the support and love during these challenging times,” said van Dyk.

On Sunday, September 2, South Coast Hospice is having their annual biker fundraising event Ride for Remembrance at St Michaels Sands beach.

The event will incorporate the Hospice SA butterfly prayer flags made for the encouragement of the 2018 Comrades Marathon runners where the organisation had a refreshment stand on.

“These flags represent our patients, caregivers, volunteers and communities, in a contribution to celebrate life and the perseverance of the human spirit,” said van Dyk.

There is no entrance fee but donations will be welcomed.

If there is any way you would like to assist, call the hospice fund-raiser BT King on 039 682 3031 or 082 728 0233.