67 minutes of bliss

2017-07-26 06:02

MANDELA Day at Khanya Hospice was a day that will be remembered for a long time by the staff.

Toti Rotary president Aneska du Pont arrived at Khanya Hospice with some of her volunteers, who she had trained in massaging, to offer a massage to the “healing hands of those who always lend a helping hand” —the hospice nursing staff.

“They really enjoyed the pampering and massaging of the hands, and each staff member was also given a gift from Toti Rotary to take home.

“Often people forget that our nursing staff are also wives, mothers and grannies, and when they go home from hospice, they also have to face the day-to-day challenges,” said Khanya Hospice CEO Neil McDonald.

McDonald calls the nurses “angels” and that is what they truly are.

“To work for hospice is not about a job, it is a calling.

“Hospice staff bring ‘light’ into a world of darkness where there are sick people.

“Thank you so much to Rotary for this ‘67 minutes act of kindness’ for Mandela Day,” McDonald said.

— Supplied.

 

Anyone wanting to donate to hospice can do so by phoning McDonald at 083 597 8985 or e-mailing hospice@scottnet.co.za

 

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