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Mandela Day 2014

Give our burns patients 67 minutes of life-changing therapy this Mandela Day!

On Mandela Day, on 18th July, the Rainbow Nation will roll up their sleeves to give of their precious time to thousands of needy causes. But not all of us can spare the time, but we could spare just R67.

Celebrate Mandela’s legacy and his love of children by donating R67 (or add a few zeros if you’re feeling generous) to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns Rehabilitation programme.

In South Africa 1,6 million citizens will suffer from burn injuries each year, with the vast majority being from poorer communities.
Young children under the age of 3 are particularly vulnerable. – Medical Research Council report.

The facts:
  • The most difficult challenge for a child with a burns injury is not the pain, nor the fear, but returning back to society and being accepted.
  • The majority of these children, without some kind of intervention, end up feeling lonely, rejected and not worthy of living.
  • These little patients often have to form new life maps as well as deal with the pain and trauma they have experienced.
The difference just R67 can make to a burns patient:
  • 1 x session of art therapy
  • 1 x session of music therapy
  • 1 x session of physiotherapy


If you have any questions about volunteering for the Hospital on Mandela Day, please click here and read our FAQ.


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