The Children’s Hospital Trust celebrates its annual Day of Remembrance on Friday, 11 November at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Held to commemorate the World War II servicemen and veterans who donated two days of their pay towards what was to become this iconic Hospital, this year’s celebration also recognises 60 years of paediatric healthcare excellence.
The World War II servicemen and veterans had a vision to create a living memorial in honour of their fallen comrades. They succeeded. Today, this world-class Hospital has become a cornerstone in paediatric healthcare on the African continent and continues to save the lives of more than a quarter million children each year.
Military dignitaries in regiment uniforms as well as families of WW II ex-servicemen gather on the Hospital’s premises with their families at this annual event, where a ceremony takes place to pay tribute to the heroes, who conceptualised this special place of healing. Wreathes or flowers or laid in their memory.
The ethos of giving from the founding war heroes lives on through the fundraising of the Children’s Hospital Trust, which relies on the benevolence of donors to ensure that the Hospital remains on a par with international standards of child healthcare. 100% of all donations to the Children’s Hospital Trust go directly to the benefit of the patients. Not a single cent is spent on operational costs.
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