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.