An unexpected blessing for South Coast Hospice’s Kingfisher House

Gavin Jepson, assistant governor of Rotary Club of Shelly Beach, Anette Payne of Margate Bowling Club, BT King, South Coast Hospice's fund-raising co-ordinator and John Louch of Margate Bowling Club.

SOUTH Coast Hospice was delighted to recently receive a donation of two new wheelchairs for its Kingfisher House Inpatient Unit.

As Hospice was preparing for Easter, fund-raising co-ordinator BT King received an unexpected telephone call from John Louch of Margate BC.

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The message was unexpected, and an elated Mrs King whooped with joy as the news sank in.

Colleen Baxter, manager of South Coast Hospice’s Kingfisher House Inpatient Unit, together with Darryl King, fund-raising assistant and Sister Hyacinth Ntloko.

BT and Darryl King went to the Margate Bowling Club last Wednesday to receive the two wheelchairs, a donation made possible trough a joint effort between the bowling club, and the Rotary Clubs of Shelly Beach and Ballito.

Mrs King stressed how valuable this donation was to Hospice as it would help more patients become more mobile.

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“Margate Bowling Club, Rotary Club of Shelly Beach and Rotary Clubs on the South Coast are long-standing partners of South Coast Hospice. Their partnership is greatly appreciated and valued as their continued support allows us to continue offering quality palliative patient care in our community,” she said.

She added that Margate Bowling Club conducted regular fund-raising projects in support of South Coast Hospice, and thanked the members for their ongoing support.


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