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


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

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.