Iris House Children’s Hospice now cares for over 500 special needs children and their families. Offering them FREE respite care and holistic support for the whole family. Respite care and therapies are delivered at our Hospice in Stikland and in 46 communities throughout the Western Cape. This essential service is often the only support a family of a Special Needs Child will receive. At our hospice we also offer physiotherapy, equine therapy and have a registered Nurse who also works in the community. Over and above we donate much needed food via our Checkers Vegetable Garden and Woolworths waste food sponsors.
Our social workers run support groups in 5 areas and our care team and leads are always on hand to visit families in need of assistance. We also assist families by training parents on how to cope with their Childs needs and also to care for themselves. We employee six Mom’s of Special Needs Children as carers and two as care team leaders in the community.
Throughout the year events are held at the hospice, bringing parents together to assist with them setting up their own support structures and also to decrease the feeling of loneliness and isolation so many of our parents, in particular our single Mom’s experience.
This year, Iris House has joined forces with the iconic brand and National landmark winery Groot Constantia to raise funds to support the FREE services we offer. We will be hosting a wine tasting /art auction on the 25th of July from 7pm. Tickets are R480 per person and include a welcome MCC with Oysters from Oyster Kings, a buffet meal, 10% off all wines, a wonderful selection of Groot Constantia Art pieces, jewellery and two magnums signed by the wine maker. We also have some amazing items you can win with our Tomblola. A Carrol Boyes Wine bottle holder, meal vouchers and more. The entertainment for the evening will be supplied by international Jazz singer Titilayo Adedokun and her pianist.
Seats are limited so make sure and get yours today follow the link below to our E Shop and book securely via PayFast
Your support will assist us in keeping our service free and reaching even more families and children in need in the Western Cape
See you there