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 enjoying the day with their carers.

Special mentions must go to Megan Dick and the FW de Klerk Foundation who assisted in our sensory garden with wrapping our poles in our trademark purple. Megan also presented a letter of confirmation from the FW de Klerk Foundation confirming a donation of R160,000.00 towards the build of the new reception area planned for the hospice. The area will be totally wheelchair friendly and manned by a wheelchair user.


The Shoprite Checkers Team lead by Anel Jordaan and Samanta Webber rolled up their sleeves and planted the six large planters which make up the new edible garden which they have sponsored the build and the maintenance of for a year. Poleyard and Reliance donated the garden materials and the awesome Urban Harvest team supplied the knowledge and layout and build.

The Shoprite Checkers team also delivered 28 buckets of food and a mountain of blankets, toys, nappies, sensory plants and ornaments for our sensory garden.

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Other visitors included Sanlam volunteers and North Link College. Donations were also received via our website.

Thank you to everyone who made Mandela Day 2016 so wonderful for our children and staff.

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