Highway Hospice Tree of Light shines bright

2016-12-06 06:01
 Photo: supplied At the announcement of the star sponsorship (from left) Blue Security CEO Peter Anderson, Heather Walker, Blue Security managing director Henk Van Bemmelen and Blue Security sales director Paul Romeril.

Photo: supplied At the announcement of the star sponsorship (from left) Blue Security CEO Peter Anderson, Heather Walker, Blue Security managing director Henk Van Bemmelen and Blue Security sales director Paul Romeril.

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A SHINING symbol of Blue Security’s commitment to the Durban community will adorn the top of the Highway Hospice Tree of Light this Christmas.

Blue Security managing director Henk van Bemmelen said the company’s sponsorship of the star on the top of the tree, which will be erected in Jameson Park, opposite Mitchell Park, in Morningside on Friday, represents the firm’s care and concern for the community.

“We are committed to caring for and protecting the communities we serve and we also value the sterling work of the Highway Hospice and its team, which is similarly dedicated to caring for people when they are in most need of compassionate care.”

Highway Hospice fund-raiser Heather Walker said the tree was erected every year as the NGO’s major fund-raising drive, giving the public the opportunity to buy a globe for R50 in memory of a loved one, while corporates­ were invited to sponsor the star for R10 000 as a symbol of their love, care and concern for the community.

The names of corporates and loved ones would be listed in the organisation’s book of remembrance.

Highway Hospice cares for around 4 000 patients a year and currently has 578 patients on its list receiving services apart from the end care services it provides at its premises in Sherwood.

“We have 12 home-care sisters, who go to tcommunities in areas including Botha’s Hill, Hillcrest, Chesterville, Umlazi and the CBD,” she said.

Walker added that the NGO has to fund raise R21 million to meet its budget every year and the Tree of Light was one of its main fund-raisers. The Tree of Light ceremony starts at 6pm with Christmas themed music and the lighting of the tree’s more 9 000 bulbs will take place at 7.45pm, weather permitting. Food stalls will be available and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket.

Visit www.mylight.co.za for more information. - Supplied.

A SHINING symbol of Blue Security’s caring commitment to the Durban community will adorn the top of the Highway Hospice Tree of Light this Christmas.
Blue Security managing director Henk van Bemmelen said the company’s sponsorship of the star at the top of the tree, which will be erected in Jameson Park, opposite Mitchell Park, in Morningside on Friday represented the firm’s love, care and concern for the community.
“We are committed to caring for and protecting the communities that we serve and we also highly value the sterling work of the Highway Hospice and its team which is similarly dedicated to caring for people when they are in most need of compassionate care,” Van Bemmelen said.
Highway Hospice fund-raiser Heather Walker said the tree was erected every year as the NGO’s major fund-raising drive, giving the public the opportunity to buy a globe for R50 in memory of a loved one, while corporates were invited to sponsor the star for R10 000 as a symbol of their love, care and concern for the community.
Walker said the names of corporates and loved ones would be listed in the organisation’s book of remembrance.
Walker said the company’s sponsorship of the star was a “fantastic” contribution to the community fund-raising project that would help the organisation.
Highway Hospice cares for around 4 000 patients a year and currently has 578 patients on its list receiving services apart from the end care services it provides at its premises in Sherwood.
“We have 12 home-care sisters who go out into the community to areas including Botha’s Hill, Hillcrest, Chesterville, Umlazi and the CBD,” she said.
Walker added that the NGO had to fund raise R21 million to meet its budget every year and the Tree of Light was one of its main fund-raisers.
The Tree of Light ceremony starts at 6pm with Christmas themed music and the lighting of the tree’s more 9 000 bulbs will take place at 7.45pm, weather permitting.
Food stalls will be available and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket. Visit www.mylight.co.za for more information.

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