Storytelling at the Circle of Life Tea with Aviva Pelham

The Children’s Hospital Trust held their annual Morning Tea at Kelvin Grove on 24 May 2017. It was such an inspiring and uplifting morning!

This year, we listened to the following speakers: Dr Roux Martinez told us about the challenging work done in the Burns Unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. She alone has worked with over 11,000 patients (all children) over the last years. The Hospital is the only dedicated paediatric burns specialist unit in Africa.

Thereafter, well-known South African entertainer and singer Aviva Pelham had us all spell-bound with some extracts of her mother’s extraordinary life story: “Santa’s Story” was turned into a one-woman stage play and has thus far seen runs in South Africa, Germany, Finland, and England.

The Gift of Giving: Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations

15 June 1956 was the day on which the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital first opened its doors.

60 years later to the day, the Children’s Hospital Trust invited supporters, patrons, donors, friends and staff members of the Hospital to a special High Tea at Kelvin Grove in Newlands in celebration of that important event.

The two main speakers were Emeritus Professor Jenny Thomas, recently retired head of Paediatric Anaesthesia, and Braam Malherbe – extreme adventurer, conservationist, youth developer and international motivational speaker.

Magnificent music in the majestic City Hall: The Army Band’s Gala Concert 2016

On 15 April 2016, we attended the Gala Concert of the SA Army Band Western Cape in the City Hall in central Cape Town. Although they are primarily a military marching band, their wide-ranging repertoire also includes classical, jazz, big band, rock and pop…

What an unforgettable, magical evening!

If you ever have an opportunity to see the SA Army Band Western Cape performing live, please grab it with both hands – you will enjoy every moment!

Honoring the veterans who founded the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital: Remembrance Day 2015

On 11 November 2015, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch held their special Remembrance Day service, in honour of the war veterans and servicemen who played such an instrumental part in the establishment of this wonderful hospital. The hospital’s name – containing the words “War Memorial” – already gives a clue that…