WEST COAST HOSPICE PURCASE A NEW AMBULANCE STRETCHER FOR PATIENT CARE
Dr Mary Hlalele, Sister Florence and the In Patient Unit were thrilled to receive a brand new ambulance stretcher as a gift from St Luke's Hospice West Coast. This gift to St Luke's Combined Hospices will be used for patients of St Luke's needing to be transported to or from the In Patient Unit at our Central Head Office and will be for the benefit of all our fellow Community Hospices.
This new stretcher was badly needed to replace the much older version and will be put to good use by the nursing staff overseeing and caring for the transportation of St Luke's Community Hospices patients.
WINTER CHEER FOR OUR PATIENTS
Our Winter Food Parcels & Soup Jars have been received with much gratitude.
The timing was perfect to bring some cheer to our patients during the chilly and wet weather.
We are most grateful to KwikSpar Flamingo Square Table View for their generous donation of food vouchers which could not have come at a better time to assist us with filling up each of our Spar bags
Beanies, fingerless gloves and knee blankets were included where appropriate
All lovingly crocheted and knitted by our Hospice Volunteers
❤️All in all very rewarding and successful parcels of
IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF OUR DONORS, CUSTOMERS AND VOLUNTEERS
OUR GRATEFUL THANKS TO YOU ALL
KINDLY SPONSORED BY DISPLAY MANIA INTERNATIONAL http://displaymania.co.za
THANK YOU TO RE/MAX TABLE VIEW
SUPPORT OUR CHARITY SHOPS - DON'T LOSE OUT!
If you have recently had a clear out and your garage is now bulging with goods you no longer need, or if you have tucked up a few unwanted gifts in your top drawer that have now been forgotten, why not dig them out and donate them to either of our two charity shops. We are always looking for fresh donations. While you are dropping off your donations take a good look around, you will be amazed at the wonderful and reasonable priced items you will find.
Its a Win, Win situation!!
While you enjoy your shopping why not join up and become one of our Hospice Volunteers.
Visit our ''How You Can Assist'' page" for more information on how to become a volunteer.
Complete the Volunteer Application form to join our Happy Team.
OUR THANKS TO TABLE VIEW / BLOUBERG CAN (COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK)
Generous donations of consumables by the public popped into trolleys set up by CAN TableView / Blouberg at local supermarkets are kindly distributed to our Hospice by CAN and are then sanitised, sorted and made up into food parcels for our patients by our dedicated social worker.
St Luke’s Hospice West Coast is indebted to Tableview / Blouberg CAN and the community for their generosity and our patients are most grateful to receive these wonderful gifts.
Please support CAN in your area when you do your next shop!
In supporting Tableview / Blouberg CAN you are supporting St Luke’s Hospice West Coast, and other charities with your kind donations. For more information on Tableview / Blouberg CAN visit their Facebook page @TableviewBloubergCAN
OUR TABLE VIEW CHARITY SHOP IS BACK HOME
We hope to see you there, 248 Blaauwberg Road, Table View
Be quick make haste, there is no time to waste! Bargains galore as you step through the door and, so much more!
Delightful goodies from ceiling to floor.
We would like to express our gratatitude to you the public for your continued support during the transition of our shop upgrade. Both of our charity shops depend heavily on your support as donors and as customers, and your patronage is greatly appreciated. We are extremely grateful too for your donations so freely given to our Hospice. It is through your kindness and generosity that St Luke's Hospice West Coast is able to fulfil its mandate to provide Quality Palliative Care to those in need of our services.
HAVING FUN AT OUR VOLUNTEERS LUNCH DECEMBER 2018
Click for Video Skiffle Band at Lunch
WHY SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE FOR ELEGANT EVENING WEAR THERE ARE BARGAINS GALORE AT OUR HOSPICE CHARITY STORE
If you have never shopped in one of our Hospice charity shops, fondly called the "HOSpice Boutique" by our volunteers you have lost out! We have a wonderful variety of goods,clothing to bric brac to furniture, appliance, household items, books, shoes, bags, accessories and lovely evening wear just waiting to be found for that special occasion at that special price. With Matric dances around the corner why not pop in to either of our shops. You certainly will not go away disappointed.
Beautiful samples of what you could find are modelled here by Jessica Sullivan (Tafelberg School) and Sarah Allardice (Milnerton High School) and we thank them for showcasing our clothing so well. Photos kindly taken and sponsored by Angela Caroline Gray Photography
Sarah Allardice Jessica Sullivan
OUR THANKS TO EDGEMEAD TENNIS CLUB
On the initiative of two of our Milnerton shop volunteers Janice and Tony Ford and with the assistance of Club Secretary Michelle Kuter Roos the Edgemead Tennis Club rose to the challenge and assisted in the drive to collect donations for our Hospice shop in Milnerton.
Clothing and bric brac were collected and donated by members and friends of the Edgemead Tennis Club.
Bag upon bag was gathered and over 15 boxes of donated items were then delivered to our shop with a considerable cash donation included.
This wonderful effort boosted our Milnerton Shop stocks and the income derived from their generosity will assist in
the ongoing care of the patients .
We thank you all for your kindness.
FAREWELL TO OLD FRIENDS
We bade farewell a couple of years ago to two dear friends who were West Coast Committee members for many years.
Rose Sharpe acted as Secretary then briefly as Treasurer & Ivor Broomberg as our Health & Safety Officer. They left to set up home in far away Canada and were sorely missed. However, they discovered they preferred the warm Cape Town sunshine and we welcomed them back to rejoined our Hospice Committee once again before they finally retired in early 2020.
VOLUNTEERS AWARD CEREMONY 2017
At our year end Volunteers Lunch and Awards Ceremony we were thrilled to present two of our dedicated volunteers with their 20 year badges and certificates of service to St Luke's Hospice West Coast.
We are very fortunate to have over 170 volunteers at any given time and we are grateful to each and every one of them for their tireless efforts on behalf of our Hospice.
Presenting Audrey Cooper with her Award for 20 years of service to St Luke's Hospice West Coast are Ann Pick (Vice Chair West Coast) and Kirsty Gilmore (HOD Volunteer Services Kenilworth). Missing in this photo is Liz Jones who also received a 20 year service Award.
CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR BRINGING JOY AND MUCH GOOD CHEER
Di Harrison and Juli Lau Lee Son from St Luke's Hospice West Coast with Anél Troost assisting Rawsons Melkbosstrand in getting the ball rolling!
You can support this project by wrapping trees in your garden, pot plants, vehicle, pillars, fences, businesses etc. in pink fabric. Over the last few years the Community of Melkbosstrand was united in their positive response to the Pink Trees for Pauline Cancer Project. The purpose of this project was to create awareness to Cancer by turning towns pink and it’s time to get involved again.
Proceeds are kindly donated to Hospice West Coast by Rawsons Property Melkbosstrand.
LONG SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY 2016
How very fortunate we are to have volunteers who have been with us for twenty years and over. At this years ceremony at our Central office two of our volunteers were awarded their 20 year badges. Seen here (left) Bee Forsyth who assists in our Table View shop and (right) June Esselaar who assists us both in the office with our correspondence and in our Milnerton shop. Thank you both so much for your commitment to St Luke's Hospice West Coast.
THE MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY
A big "Thank You" to St Luke's Volunteers
As a show of appreciation for our wonderful Volunteers who are such an integral part of our Hospice we hold a thank you function during Winter, this year it was a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. The hats were amazing and we were treated to Line Dancing with the Volunteers being invited to join in. Everyone there had a wonderful time.......
RAWSON PROPERTIES MELKBOSSTRAND - TURNED MELKBOS PINK
St Luke’s Hospice West Coast are the beneficiaries of the PINK TREES for Pauline Project and we are most grateful to Rawson Properties in Melkbosstrand for the wonderful donation of R20679.20 presented to us from the monies raised.
Anne-Marie Evans Principal of Rawson Properties in Melkbosstrand seen here with agent Lynette De Lange, one of her team of wonderful ladies, drew attention through the Pink Trees for Pauline Project to those afflicted with cancer within the Melkbos area and beyond.
We wish to thank them for all their selfless efforts during this project and we are very grateful for this generous donation.
Not only did these ladies dedicate their time and energy over a period of two months but they also exerted themselves physically climbing ladders to reach high structures and wrap tall trees with the bright pink fabric bought for this special project.
The Community of Melkbosstrand was united in their positive response to the PINK TREES for Pauline Project initiated by Anne-Marie of Rawson Properties.
Remember how trees and buildings were wrapped in pink in October last year?
The local community newspaper with the help of Magriet Theron and Astrid Februarie, journalists with Tygerburger rallied to Anne-Marie's call and responded by jumping in with great enthusiasm. They, with other staff members wrapped pot plants, offices and trees in bright pink fabric. Well done to all of them!
For more information on how you can assist in the project which Anne-Marie hopes to run again this coming October please contact her on 083 6541456.
OUR HAPPY HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS OFF TO ATTEND ORIENTATION
ST LUKE’S HOSPICE WEST COAST HAS A BRIGHT NEW FACE!
We are thrilled to show off our new Logo and hope that this symbol will become as familiar to you as our old one was. All our services in providing Quality Palliative care remain the same.
OUR HOSPICE SHOP IN YARROW ROAD MILNERTON HAS BEEN REVAMPED
Please visit us in Yarrow Road Milnerton and shop to your hearts content for a worthy cause.
''SHADELITE AWNINGS'' KEEPING OUT THE HEAT
When we upgraded our offices in Hof Street Table View last year and converted the double garage into a wonderful sun filled room for our patients to enjoy their social mornings in, we did not realize that the intensity of the sun streaming in would be almost unbearable despite having had air conditioners installed.
We are very grateful therefore to Shadelite Awnings in Montague Gardens who were most generous in coming to our rescue. In no time at all they supplied and fitted a beautiful awning to filter out the harsh heat while still allowing the warm daylight to shine through. Our patients are now able to enjoy their morning visits in comfort.
THANK YOU TO ''SCHLARAFFIA AM KAP DER GUTEN HOFFNUNG
A sixty member strong Schlaraffia orchestra the ‘’Allschlaraffische Symphony Orchestra’’
visited Cape Town for the first time recently at their own expense where they held a concert,
the proceeds of which went entirely to charity. Our thanks go to the Members of Schlaraffia
Am Kap der Guten Hoffnung for their most generous donation of R20600.00 to St Luke's Hospice. This society of merry gentlemen was founded way back in 1859 in Prague and now
has Chapters in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, North American and Latin America as well as Thailand, Australia and in South Africa to name a few. Established by a common bond of
friendship and an appreciation of the arts these like-minded men meet to share in fun, enjoy each others company, and in the process give back to their communities. Their credo is ‘’Arts, Humour & Friendship’’ St Luke's Hospice West Coast is fortunate to have been chosen as a beneficiary for which we are very grateful.
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE RIVER GLADE CRAFT LADIES
LIVE ADVERT AT CANAL WALK SHOPPING CENTRE
We are extremely grateful to Canal Walk Shopping Centre who have more than once generously afforded us the opportunity of screening a live advert throughout their centre. Four times per hour every day for a period of more than a month this advert was screened via their in-house television network and this was sponsored by the Canal Walk Foundation. If you were visiting Canal Walk, whether standing in the bank queue or having a bite to eat in the main food court you could not have miss it!
This was an enormous boost to our endeavours and assisted in creating public awareness to the role played by St Luke's Hospice within the community in which we reside.
Should you have a business whose services you feel may be beneficial to St Luke's Hospice West Coast we would appreciate your contact, please email or call our office.
BUILDING NEW BEGINNINGS
The new building in Khayelitsha was formally opened at a ceremony attended by staff, donors, community representatives and volunteers.
Both the Patient Day Care programme and the Home Based Care operation will run from this building which was mainly funded by St Luke’s Hospice West Coast.
ST LUKE’S HOSPICE WEST COAST GETS A FACE LIFT
We are thrilled to announce that the necessary changes to our offices in Hof Street Table View have now been completed. ‘’We are looking as bright as a new pin’’.
We have recently added a storage area adjacent to our double garage for our medical equipment and the original garage has been converted into a beautiful sun filled room with large windows for our patients to enjoy their social mornings in comfort. This multipurpose room will also be utilised during our volunteer orientation courses and for various functions during the year.
The large office at the rear of the building has been divided into two separate offices for our community sisters with access via a passage to an inside store room. Our second bathroom has been updated and in the near future we hope to incorporate a hair salon for our patients while at the same time this bathroom has been converted to a disabled friendly space to accommodate patients needing the use of a wheelchair or a stroller.
The unhygienic carpets have been ripped up and replaced with brand new tiles, as has the administration and reception areas of the office thanks to the generosity of Tiletoria in Paarden Eiland who donated over a 160sq of new tiles for the purpose.
The guttering on the house which we call ''home'' has for many years needed attention. This has now been replaced and our thanks go to Longspan Gutters for this upgrade. We can now welcome the winter without any hesitation.
We would like to thank Tiletoria and Longspan Gutters most sincerely for their contributed to this wonderful transformation.
ST LUKE'S HOSPICE WEST COAST CELEBRATED 20 YEARS OF CARING
20th Anniversary Photo Album
Our Volunteers Lunch at the end of 2013 was a very special occasion as St Luke's Hospice West Coast celebrated not only the importance of all the Volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to St Luke's Hospice West Coast but also to celebrating the Twenty Years of service in providing quality palliative care to persons suffering from incurable illnesses in our community!
We are deeply indebted to you all for your support!