As we enter the festive season of an unprecedented year that has been full of twists and turns, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) is appealing to the wider community and corporates to make it about the children.

“This year has been tough on many. Children are also feeling exhausted, and even more so those having to spend their time in hospital – especially during the festive season,” says Dr Anita Parbhoo, Acting CEO of RCWMCH.

“For those who have given to the Hospital in the past, please consider making this festive season brighter for our young patients. Obviously, some toys would be great for the patients. However, one sometimes overlooked need is that of food parcels for the patients to take home when they’re discharged,” Dr Parbhoo continues.

“It allows parents to ensure the patient is well nourished while also allowing them some wiggle room to actually be part of their children’s recovery at home without having to rush off to work to put food on the table that night.”

Please note RCWMCH is no longer associated with the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association (FOCHA).

If you are able to help, please send your donations for the children at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital directly to the Hospital. In this regard, please contact: Carla Brown (021 658 5196 / [email protected]).

Alternatively, you can support the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and their patients through their programs and infrastructure projects by donating financially, or in kind.

Contact the Children’s Hospital Trust on 021 686 7860 or [email protected], or visit to find out how you can help improve the lives of their patients.

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