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HOPE Cape Town Newsletter Nr. 1/ 2015

 Dear HOPE Cape Town Friends

 We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our newsletter.

 

In this edition:

- Latest News
- Upcoming Events
- Thank You


In this issue
1. Farewell to Sister Arendse who was the first nursing sister running G7 Ithemba Ward, our Ward for Infectious Diseases at Tygerberg Hospital
2. Thank you to Cape Brewing Company for donating R 10 000 as the proceeds of the Blessing of the Lenten Beer this month.
3. USA Students visit HOPE Cape Town
4. HOPE Community Health Workers attend University of Cape Town course
5. Mrs Bouffier visits HOPE Cape Town
6. Garden Party of the German-speaking community in the Cape
7. HOPE Cape Town launches SMS Donation Campaign in South Africa
8. Donation from the Antarctic
9. HOPE Cape Town Toy Library gets another donation
10. Upcoming Events

1. Farewell to Sister Arendse who was the first nursing sister running G7 Ithemba Ward, our Ward for Infectious Diseases at Tygerberg Hospital

 Sr Mary Arendse is one of the few people who knows HOPE Cape Town from the start in October 2001. She was the Nurse in Charge of the Ithemba ward in Tygerberg Hospital for many years. She supported HOPE Cape Town with CHWs, volunteers, lots of visitors and office space in the ward.

Sr Arendse retired end of March, after 37 years of service in Tygerberg Hospital.

A big “thank you” for all she has done and we at HOPE Cape Town wish her well and everything of the best for the time with her family and loved ones.


2. Thank you to Cape Brewing Company for donating R 10 000 as the proceeds of the Blessing of the Lenten Beer this month.

 


3. USA Students visit HOPE Cape Town

 HOPE Cape Town had the pleasure of hosting students from the USA, at Blikkiesdorp, as part of their Semester at Sea world tour. Rev. Fr Stefan Hippler kicked of their visit with an interactive talk. This was followed by a walk through and home visit in Blikkiesdorp. It concluded with a hands-on session where students got the opportunity to assist in the garden & beading project. Two of our staff members Izane Reyneke and Pauline Jooste got the opportunity to visit the Semester at Sea Cruiseliner, as guests of Prof Shepherd, for dinner to learn more about life at sea. Bon Voyag


4. HOPE Community Health Workers attend University of Cape Town course

Two more of our community health care workers have begun to study Advanced Counselling and Health Literacy at UCT. Many thanks to The Kidzpositive Family Fund for their generous sponsorship, which has made this incredible learning journey possible. Both of our community workers care for HIV positive children in Paarl and are very excited to be able to study further and put their new skills to use in their daily work.

 


5. Mrs Bouffier visits HOPE Cape Town

 On 18 March 2015 we had the honour to welcome, Mrs Ursula Bouffier, the wife of the President of the Federal Council of Germany, Mr Volker Bouffier and Mrs Heidi Wunsch, the wife of the German Consul General in Cape Town. We introduced our work at the clinic in Delft, our community project in Blikkiesdorp and the paediatric wards at Tygerberg Hospital to the delegation. Rev Fr Stefan Hippler gave an overview about our work and the impact of our work for the children and their families to the delegation. During the tour in Blikkiesdorp and the home visit Mrs Bouffier and Mrs Wunsch experienced the living conditions in Blikkiesdorp. We also visited two children’s wards at Tygerberg Hospital and highlighted how important our work is for the patients, their parents and also for the nurses and doctors. We would like to thank Mrs Bouffier for the generous donation which we received and her interest in our work. Thank you very much!


6. Garden Party of the German-speaking community in the Cape

 At the invitation of the Rotary Club at the Cape and the representatives of Switzerland, Germany and Austria, we took part at the garden party of the German-speaking community on the Cape on Saturday, March 14, 2015 The Festival was under the auspices of the Consul General Mr. Dr. Bernd Rinnert, the Consul General of Switzerland, Mrs Bernadette Hunkeler Brown, as well as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mr Otto Stehlik. We could introduce our work at Tygerberg Hospital and in the communities to many interested guests and we were pleased with spontaneous donations too. In particular we were very pleased with the visit of Mr and Mrs Süß, who are now back home in Dresden.


7. HOPE Cape Town launches SMS Donation Campaign in South Africa

 HOPE Cape Town recently launched a national SMS donation campaign and are calling on the public to support this initiative by SMSing the word hope to 42409 and donating R30 to support HOPE Cape Town’s various programs. HOPE Cape Town’s Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat said, “We are very excited about this campaign and are looking to the public to support this initiative and help us to continue to bring hope to those in need. For an SMS donation of R30 you will be helping to make a huge difference in someone’s life.” Donations via SMS currently only possible in South Africa.


8. Donation from the Antarctic

 Dr. Eberhardt Kohlberg and his team are again back from the Neumeyer Station in the Antarctic and have brought mattresses for HOPE Town Cape. Together with Eberhardt, we donated the mattresses to Klipheuwel and issued them to the members of the community. Klipheuwel lies outside of Durbanville, Cape Town. There are two areas in Klipheuwel, one with stone houses and a school, and a township consisting of wooden shacks.

We would like to thank Dr. Eberhardt Kohlberg and his team for the continuous support from the Antarctic. Thank you!


9. HOPE Cape Town Toy Library gets another donation

 HOPE Cape Town recently brought joy to the children of Blikkiesdorp in Delft with a donation of more toys for the HOPE Cape Town Toy Library that was established at Blikkiesdorp Crèche in August last year.

According to HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, “As part of our outreach initiative we had secured R200 000 worth of toys with the support of a donor. Our plan was to distribute many of these toys to children in the various communities that we serve which we did last year. We had also committed to establishing toy libraries in various impoverished communities allowing children to access toys that they would otherwise never be able to afford. Our main objective is to bring joy to these children but there is also an underlying component of learning through play.”

Docrat continued, “We can now report that we have successfully established various toy libraries and recently we made an additional donation of toys to the Blikkiesdorp Crèche. Seeing the children’s faces was fantastic. We also handed over some toys to babies that are under our care at Tygerberg Hospital. We will be distributing more toys and establishing more toy libraries in the coming months.”


10. Upcoming Events

Ball of HOPE - 2015

16th May 2015

 

HOPE Gala Dresden (10th Anniversary)

31st October 2015

 

www.hopegala.de

Thank You

Please visit our website www.hopecapetown.com  regularly, keep up to date about HOPE Cape Town and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

http://www.Facebook.com/hope.Capetown

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Best Wishes, 
HOPE Cape Town team


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