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.
A FOND FAREWELL TO OLD FRIENDS
Last year we bade farewell to two dear friends who were West Coast Committee members for many years.
Rose Sharpe acted as our trusted 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 are thrilled to have them rejoined our Hospice Committee once again.
A warm welcome back to St Luke's Hospice West Coast!
WHY SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE FOR ELEGANT EVENING WEAR
BARGAINS GALORE AT OUR HOSPICE CHARITY SHOPS
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 from 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 won't 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
Angela Caroline Gray Photography
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!
For the last two years the Community of Melkbosstrand was united in their positive response to the Pink Trees for Pauline Cancer Project. The purpose of this project is to create awareness to Cancer by turning towns pink and it’s time to get involved gain by wrapping trees in your garden, pot plants, vehicle, pillars, fences, businesses etc. in pink fabric.
Fabric is stocked at Rawson Properties at 13-6th Avenue, Melkbosstrand Tel 021 553 3662.
Proceeds are kindly donated to Hospice West Coast by Rawsons Property Melkbosstrand.
LONG SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY 2016
TWENTY YEARS SERVICE
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?
Magriet Theron and Astrid Februarie, journalist with the local community newspaper the Tygerburger rallied to Anne-Marie's call and responded by jumping in with great enthusiasm. They with other staff members wrapped pot plants and office 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 CHARITY SHOPS ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS
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 why not dig them out and donate them to either of our two charity shops. We are always looking for fresh donations and while you are visiting our shops take a 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 visit 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 our online Volunteer Application Form and become part of our ''Happy Team''.
ST LUKE’S HOSPICE WEST COAST HAS A BRIGHT NEW FACE!
Out with the old and in with the new! 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
Be quick make haste, there is no time to waste! Bargains galore as you step through the door! Delightful goodies from ceiling to floor, Pots & Pans, Clothing, Treasures, Bric Brac, and so much more!!
''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!