Foundation reaches out to Hospice

2020-05-20 06:03

WITH the whole country on Level 4 of lockdown and most non-profit organisations finding it hard to raise necessary funds, Msunduzi Hospice Association has expressed its gratitude to the One Life Church Foundation for the donations they recently received.

Vijaya Chetty, income generation manager at Hospice said in these challenging and difficult times the assistance of all people in the community is deeply appreciated.

“We received donations of food parcels, soup, toilet rolls, tin fish, baked beans, sugar, beans, and biscuits,” said Chetty, adding that they are so grateful to the One Life Foundation for assisting Hospice with a donation of food parcels for their patients.

“Every little bit counts, may they continue to be blessed for their giving,” said Chetty.

Because the country is on Level 4 of lockdown, Msunduzi Hospice Association is now able to open its charity shops that offer essential goods.

“Our charity shops are in need of winter items and baby clothes to sell under Level 4 conditions. All donations are always welcome. We implore the community to please assist us, in order that we can sustain the uninterrupted mobilisation of home-based palliative care services to patients with a life limiting and/or life-threatening illness. Help us deploy a team of professional staff; nurses providing clinical care and social workers providing psychosocial support together with Msunduzi Hospice home-based carers, to work as an interdisciplinary team to provide holistic care to our patients,” said Chetty.

In addition to Hospice’s plea for a monetary donation Chetty said they also need personal protective equipment. The PPE equipment is critical in the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.

“Crucially, it aids in protecting the user from contracting of the virus. Sanitisers, Jik, quality masks, scrubs and gloves are a few of the essential items needed as part of the toolkit,” said Chetty, who added that due to Covid-19 lockdown regulations, all of their planned income generating activities for April such as the Easter Fair, Art Exhibition, retail, general donations and sundry income were cancelled.

“We continue to provide care to those patients who are most in need. We care because you matter. Help us to care for you,” said Chetty.

The One Life Foundation is also collecting sanitary items to be delivered to people who need it. People are encouraged to look out for the One Life Foundation trolley at your nearest supermarket such as Mills Spar, South Gate Spar, KwikSpar Hilton, Greendale Spar Howick and St John’s PnP Howick.

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