Legacy of 60 years’ child care

2016-11-15 06:00
The Cape Field Artillery Pipe and Drum Band leads a group of veterans at the annual Day of Remembrance at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. PHOTO: gary van dyk

The Cape Field Artillery Pipe and Drum Band leads a group of veterans at the annual Day of Remembrance at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. PHOTO: gary van dyk

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The legacy of an institution that has cared for children for the past 60 years was celebrated on Friday with a colourful ceremony to pay tribute to those who started it.

Members of the armed forces stood to attention in front of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital as the Cape Field Artillery Pipe and Drum Band led a group of veterans.

Welcoming the guests, hospital manager Dr Anita Parbhoo explained that the annual Day of Remembrance was important to commemorate the World War II servicemen and veterans who donated two days’ pay to what was to become the iconic hospital.

“This year’s celebration also recognises 60 years of paediatric healthcare excellence,” she said. “Today, this world-class hospital has become a cornerstone in paediatric healthcare on the African continent and continues to save the lives of more than a quarter million children each year.”

The ethos of giving from the founding donors lives on through the fundraising of the Children’s Hospital Trust.

Liz Linsell, the trust’s head of legacies, explains that all donations to the trust go directly to the benefit of the patients.

“The trust’s Circle of Life legacy programme continues this tradition and commemorates those who have chosen to leave a legacy gift to the trust in their will,” she says.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.


For the love of Corgis!

WATCH: 35 Corgi's to make your day! If they’re good enough for the Queen of England they’re good enough for us.



Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.