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Sea Harvest launches the 5th Kids for Kids Initiative

The annual Kids for Kids initiative kicks off for the fifth successive year this November, Sea Harvest will donate the money raised to the Children’s Hospital Trust, fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and paediatric healthcare in the Western Cape. 

During the four-month campaign, running from November 2014 to February 2015, a portion of the sales of every crumbed Sea Harvest product sold will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Trust. Sea Harvest has pledged R300 000 this year. 

This year’s funds will go towards funding a Weekend Waiting List Initiative at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, where the long waiting list for non-critical surgeries is tackled on Saturdays. 

According to Dr Anita Parbhoo, Medical Manager at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, the Hospital’s excellent national and international reputation has resulted in an enormous demand for the Hospital’s services and a long surgical waiting list. “This often leads to non-critical procedures, such as Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) and General Paediatric Surgery cases being postponed to make place for intricate, lifesaving operations that must take preference,” she said. 

The Red Cross Children’s Hospital has been running this annual surgical initiative since 2011, with 220 surgeries performed over that time. 97 surgeries are scheduled for 2014, of which Sea Harvest is funding approximately 40 procedures.

 

2 comments

  1. Good Day ,

    Im writing to you from Durban , I have a 13 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy from birth caused by pressure around her brain. Since then we have been seeing several specialist in Durban to assist us in making her as comfortable as possible.
    Off late her spacicty of her body has become so bad that we are unable to get her to sit up even In her wheel chair. We have tried various medications eg Bio Baclofen , even Botox injections but with very little success.

    I have been reading up on the procedure , Rhizotomy , and have tried to contact various specialist in South Africa and abroad , but have n ot managed to get any Doctor who has experience in this field to advise us.

    Would it be possible for you to put me into contact with a Doctor that has experience in this field. I am willing to bring my child down to Cape Town for assessment and am willing to pay whatever the costs are for the Doctor / Hospital.

    Please any advise or information that you help me with will be appreciated.

    Comment by Mr Tasman Chetty on May 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm

  2. Good Day Mr Chetty, we are terribly sorry to hear about your daughter. Please contact the Hospital directly on 021 686 7860 and they will be able to give you the advice you need and lead you in the right direction about getting an appointment.

    Comment by Verity Reynolds on May 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm


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