TLC Hospice news

2015-05-29 06:00
Oaks Auto staff (from left) James Klein, Leonie Alexander and Esme Bishop, support Tekkie Tax Friday on 29 May. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Oaks Auto staff (from left) James Klein, Leonie Alexander and Esme Bishop, support Tekkie Tax Friday on 29 May. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

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TLC is ready for Friday 29 May

Tekkie Tax Day.

Be sure to pay you tax by buying your sticker for R10 and wearing tekkies to show your support for organisations like TLC who operate and do great work all over South Africa.

TLC Hospice is not government funded and fundraising efforts like our involvement in Tekkie Tax is a way of bringing in much-needed funds for the organisation and at the same time, raising awareness about the work we do.

Many people don’t know exactly what a Hospice does. A Hospice, including TLC, provides palliative care. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering, the early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual”.

Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care, and therefore can be taken to the patients wherever they are - usually in the comfort of their own homes.

Hospices extends care and counselling to the families and loved ones of patients, in order to help them through bereavement and to make plans for the future – but only if requested to do so.

The goal of palliative care is the achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. It is positive, planned and purposeful and focuses on living actively while dealing with the effects of illness.

TLC is grateful for the generosity of various organisations and individuals who have contributed to TLC over the years to keep our organisation going.

People who want to make a contribution are welcome to contact our office. There are many ways you can help. Support our events and fundraising efforts.

The level of involvement is up to each individual and the time they have to give.

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