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Milpark Education staff rally to raise funds for the Red Cross Hospital

Milpark Education staff rally to raise funds for the Red Cross Hospital

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Cape Town, 5 August 2016: Driving to work one morning, Lucinda Jones, an employee of Milpark Education in Cape Town, was handed a flyer appealing for donations for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital ICU upgrade.

 

Moved by the plight of these children and their families, Lucinda decided she was going to make a donation. She told her team about the Red Cross’s call for assistance and before you knew it, a fund raising campaign was officially launched internally that would see the Private Higher Education Institution making a donation of over R20,000 this morning.

 

Sandise Sibanda, Marketing Manager of Milpark Education explains: “Family is important at Milpark Education, with many of us having young children, this call for assistance resonated with us. So we jumped at the opportunity to assist.  What started off as a donation box soon became an initiative that saw the various departments hosting activities and setting challenges for each other to raise more money. Our CEO, Julian van der Westhuizen, then committed to matching the money raised by staff, and we are proud to be handing over a donation of a sizeable amount today.”    

 

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s paediatric ICU is the largest for children in Africa. The new facility, scheduled for completion in 2017, will be able to accommodate 39 bed spaces and will include a 10-bed High Care Neonatal Unit and eight isolation cubicles.

 

For more information, visit Milpark Education’s website, call the customer care on 086 999 0001 follow them on Twitter or head to the Milpark Education Facebook page for regular updates:https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoqwYUBmcUs_vvS5dBeTGbfGzgVuoHzx9GA-UuPRLxj5Fv2p3CeQoavo_2     http://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/twitter-logo-618-340x300.jpg

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Issued on behalf of Milpark Education:

 

Sandise Sibanda

Marketing Manager

Tel: 021 673-9100

Email: sandise.sibanda@milpark.ac.za

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town):

 

Luanne Slingerland

Manager: PR and Content

Tel: 021 442-7000/ 082 449 0213

Email: lslingerland@jupiterct.co.za

26 Jul 2016