Tevin Campbell shares his light

2019-08-06 06:00
From left to right: Children’s Hospital Trust fundraising manager, Nokuthula Bonga; Children’s Hospital Trust ambassador, Mujahid George; Tevin Campbell and Children’s Hospital Trust chief executive officer (CEO), Chantel Cooper.PHOTO: Gailforcemedia

From left to right: Children’s Hospital Trust fundraising manager, Nokuthula Bonga; Children’s Hospital Trust ambassador, Mujahid George; Tevin Campbell and Children’s Hospital Trust chief executive officer (CEO), Chantel Cooper.PHOTO: Gailforcemedia

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

Multi-Grammy nominated Tevin Campbell will always be in the hearts of a group of patients and parents at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

The American singer, songwriter and actor, who was in Cape Town for Marmalade Productions’ 10th Anniversary concert, visited the hospital on Monday 28 July, to do his 67 minutes for Madiba.

Having performed at the sold-out show held at GrandWest Arena the night before, Campbell took time out of his busy schedule to highlight the Children’s Hospital Trust’s Leave Your Mark on Life Campaign. It aims to raise R150 million by 2020, and the trust is appealing to the public to help contribute towards the outstanding amount which currently sits at R68m.

According to the publicist of Marmalade Productions, André Gail Gilbertson, Campbell felt that even though Mandela Day was on 18 July, he still wanted to do something to honour the day. “Monday was his only day off during his tour of South Africa, but Campbell wanted to spend it at Red Cross Children’s Hospital and he did it with love,” she said. He arrived at the hospital where he was met by hospital and the Children’s Hospital Trust representatives who introduced him to this unique hospital, the first stand-alone tertiary hospital in sub-Saharan Africa, dedicated to children.

He also spent time at RX Radio, Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s radio station by and for children, before moving on to a hospital waiting room where he met with a group of young patients and their very excited parents. “When he walked into the room he brought light and happiness to a situation that can be very scary for children and parents. Most of the kids didn’t know who he was but that didn’t stop them from warming to him immediately as he talked, sang and coloured-in with them,” said Gilbertson.

Dr Matodzi Mukosi, chief executive officer (CEO) of Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital said: “We are thankful for the trust and a community of generous donors who have committed to the upgrade of our emergency centre.”

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.