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Farewell but not goodbye

Carol Petersen joined Iris House in 2012 as an admin assistant to the CEO Sue van der Linde. To put this into prospective, when she joined Iris House had not yet gained any real funding from government or private sectors, it was a “start up” Creating procedures, policies...

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During December a donation of R16,156.00. was received by Iris House Children's Hospice. December is by far the most demanding month of the year for Iris House both financially and in terms of work load. The monies could not have come at a better time and greatly assisted Iris House to be able to put...
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Due to the massive growth in the number of children and families we support, we could no longer bring everyone together for one year-end event at our hospice this December. We decided to host three separate events to accommodate everyone. However, it soon became apparent that the increase in numbers attending coupled with the challenge...
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Neville’s Epic Windhoek to Cape Town Cycle

Meet Neville Gillomee.

nev-ice-cream-bike Neville is an adventure seeker, who believes that anything is possible. He loves a challenge and has completed several extreme adventures including summiting Kilimanjaro. In 2015 Neville completed the Cape Cycle...
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The 30th of October saw Iris House Children's Hospice host our second annual Run,WalknRoll event at our hospice premises. This years event was made extra special by the support of Minister Anroux Marais and members of the South African Paralympic squad. Minister Anroux Marais stated the 5km "all ability" event at 9am at the hospice...
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On the 27th of August, Iris House with sponsor de Vere Acuma hosted their fifth annual Grand Ball; The spectacular Gatsby themed annual fundraiser ball held at the Table Bay Hotel was a huge success and raised R220 000 for much-needed running costs for our free hospice and community based care. Our MC Danilo Acquisto...
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Megan Dick of the FW de Klerk Foundation delivered this message from Mr FW de Klerk at the 2016 Iris House - de Vere Acuma Ball on the 27th of August - Table Bay Hotel. Mr de Klerk was unable to attend the event with his wife this year but is hoping that his busy...
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Achievement Awards  #WeLoveWhatWeDo On Saturday the 2oth of August. Two of the Iris House Children's Hospice care team members were honoured for their outstanding commitment and going way more than the extra mile in the course of their duties.

Nomaindia Mpitola:  One of our Mfuleni Mom's was ill.  To give her some respite care we brought her...

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NEWSFLASH! MONTHLY DONATION OPTION NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE - One of the biggest challenges for Iris House is that ALL our services our FREE. Most NPO's providing a service do so for a nominal fee so have some revenue stream. We decided at the formation of Iris House we would not place any...
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Work started early at Iris House Children's Hospice this Mandela Day. Not only were there over 40 visitors to the hospice, but there was also a full Mfuleni respite care session running on the day. It was amazing to see all the volunteers busy on the grounds of the property and the Iris House children...
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Some six months ago, Iris House received a visit from Doctor Yusaf Da Costa. After a tour of our hospice building and grounds. Dr Da Costa explained the VMS concept to Sue van der Linde. Sue was, to say the least VERY pleasantly surprised at the fantastic service and care being offered free of charge...
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Nana is not a typical Iris House Child. He has no syndrome; he is not Autistic. But he is very special. Nana is paralysed from his waist down after he tried to defend his Mom from a gunman. His Mom was killed in the attack; Nana was shot twice in the spine. One year and...
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Every year we like to spoil our amazing Iris House Moms. We know how hard they work, how dedicated they are to their children and despite the odds stacked against the, they will always find the time to help each other. We salute you Iris House Moms; you are an inspiration to us all. We...
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We bid a sorrowful farewell to Horse trainer Anneka Bornman, who is finding it difficult to balance her work and the demands of her studying. Anneka will still be involved with Iris House and our horses on an ad-hoc basis. Awesome volunteer carer and assistant to CEO. Marilet Warner. Marilet is leaving South Africa to...
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Iris House Children's Hospice received their first legacy donation from the late  Yvonne Davids, who sadly passed on 13 August 2015 at the age of 66 from breast cancer.  She was the great aunt of Adam Davids and an Iris House child. 

She was born and lived in Johannesdal, Pniel. She was...

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When Iris House was first formed back in 2011, a lady named Mel Roets came to see Sue at her home (then the Iris House office) She asked Sue would she like to earn money for the Charity without actively having to do anything. Sue was obviously curious and after a lengthy discussion, Mel explained...
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At Iris House Children's Hospice, we do not only offer the much-needed respite care and support to our families, but we also try to spoil them as often as we can by organising events where they can comfortably join in knowing that they are in an environment which caters for their child's special...

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2015 drew to a close with the highlight of our events calendar, namely the Iris House Family Year End Picnic taking place at our hospice building on the 13th of December.  Over 180 family members, friends, staff and volunteers joined us for a day of fun in the sun. IH Family... 			
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Our wonderful Sensory Room at Iris House Children's Hospice,  Sponsored by Rotary Oostenberg was official opened by District Governor Geraldine Nicol and Oostenberg Rotarians Neil and Manfred on Wednesday the 25th of November.  The room boast's the latest in sensory technology including a 3D projector, Apple TV, IPad, Laptop, Beam - Music maker, music system, weighted jackets, raised...
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