Become a superhero with St Francis Hospice fundraiser

2017-08-30 06:01
< At the back are Jared Naidoo (left) and Liam Erasmus, and in front is Ravenna van Vuuren.               Photo:SUPPLIED

< At the back are Jared Naidoo (left) and Liam Erasmus, and in front is Ravenna van Vuuren. Photo:SUPPLIED

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ST Francis Hospice recently launched their Superhero Lollipop fundraising drive as part of the Hospice Hero campaign and call on all Nelson Mandela Bay residents to support their cause.

St Francis Hospice provides comprehensive home-based care and support to some 400 patients in the final stages of life-threatening illnesses like cancer, HIV/Aids, motor neurone disease and tuberculosis at no cost to them.

“Most of our patients cannot afford medical aid and only wish to spend their last few days at home. We as the hospice make sure that their wishes are granted and provide them with highly skilled and caring doctors, nurses and volunteers who visit them on a weekly, if not daily, basis to ensure they are comfortable and to ease their pain,” said St Francis Hospice’s Lynn van Vuuren.

It costs the hospice an average of R1 200 per month to assist a patient.

Since the inception of the Hospice Hero campaign three years ago, they have raised nearly R3 million to support their patients.

They launched the Superhero Lollipop drive about two weeks ago and have already sold more than 1 000.

“Our aim is to sell 50 000 suckers, which will bring in a much-needed nearly R250 000 for the hospice,” Van Vuuren said.

In addition to selling the lollipops at various SPAR outlets in the Nelson Mandela Bay, the dedicated staff of St Francis Hospice will also be selling them at local events. The fundraising drive will run until October 10, which marks World Palliative and Hospice Care Day.

They also invite businesses to purchase the Superhero Lollipops and wear a superhero outfit on October 13 in honour of Hospice Day.

Participating SPAR outlets include 1st Avenue Walmer, Mount Pleasant, Sunridge, Summerbreeze, Linton Grange, Bluewater Bay, Jeffreys Bay, Beetlestone, Burt Drive and Stadium.

All proceeds will be donated to St Francis Hospice.

To purchase the lollipops in bulk or become a Hospice Hero contact Lynn van Vuuren on 041 360 7070 or lynn@stfrancishospice.za.org

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