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Santa brings Christmas Magic to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

18 December 2014

Father Christmas took time out from his busy schedule to make an early annual visit to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 18 December 2014.

Christmas can be a tough time of year for children and their families to spend in the hospital, but with the help of Newkidz on the Block, Heart 104.9fm and Game, enough toys were collected as part of their annual toy drive to ensure all children at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Tygerberg Children’s Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital received gifts.

“It’s always a pleasure visiting the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and being able to bring a smile to the faces of these children. It really warms my heart and gets my festive season started in a very special way,” said Father Christmas.

The fun began when Father Christmas arrived with a special vehicle cavalcade, put together by Heart 104.9FM and the City of Cape Town. The fun-filled parade also included other activities to keep the children entertained, such as the hugely popular animal petting zoo, kiddies rides, face painting and magic shows.

The Christmas Parade is the most looked forward to event on the hospital’s calendar and is enjoyed by patients and staff alike.

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, thanked every contributor to the Christmas Parade. “We thank everyone involved in making Christmas a memorable time for our patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Through these generous donations, the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association is able to ensure that every patient receives a gift which contributes to making Christmas at the hospital truly magical for the sick children.”

See how much fun Father Christmas had with the children and their parents:

Media Enquiries: 

Angelique Jordaan
Communications Officer: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Tel: 021 658 5448
E-mail: angelique.jordaan@westerncape.gov.za