The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras spent the afternoon at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on Tuesday 18 December 2012 handing out Christmas packs to all the little patients.
These annual visits started in the early 2000’s and now, over a decade on, continue to remain close to the hearts of the Cape Cobras players. Paul Adams as a young cricketer would join his team on these visits, and now continues this tradition as coach of the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras.
The chosen charity of the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras is the Children’s Hospital Trust, which fundraises for the Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape. The objective of the visit was to bring excitement to the hospital wards, where patients spend weeks and sometimes months with their concerned parents at their bedsides. The players had fun interacting with the little patients while handing out party packs.
“Cricket is about giving young people opportunities”, said Andre Odendaal, CEO of Western Cape Cricket (Pty) Ltd, “we are looking forward to spending some quality time at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital with some of the most deserving children you can find.”