Three St Luke’s nursing sisters, swopped their uniforms for running shoes in a fundraising walk around the Cape Peninsula. St Luke’s Hospice, is one of the oldest hospices in the country and offers palliative care services to cancer, HIV/AIDS patients and anyone with a terminal illness.
Sister Yvonne Jackman (whose daughter Debbie works at the Foodbarn Restuarant in Noordhoek Farm Village) was the mastermind behind the Making a Difference Walk, which involved walking 175km over 7 days – an average of 25km per day to raise awareness and funds for St Luke’s Hospice.
The route involved walking around the 10 community hospices from 30 October – 5 November 2011. They started at the Kenilworth Hospice and went via Wynberg, Constantia, Liesbeek, City Bowl, Hout Bay, False Bay, past Grassy Park area along Strandfontein Road, Lentegeur, Gugulethu, Athlone, West Coat and the walk will finished up at the Waterfront Amphitheatre.
On Tuesday 1 November, Sister Yvonne, Sister Sharon Sutherland and Sister Maria van Maarseveen walked from Hout Bay over Chapman’s Peak Drive…
…and stopped at Noordhoek Farm Village for refreshments. The village was proud to welcome them and thanks to Cafe Roux for providing refreshments. For more pictures of the walk – see the St Lukes Facebook Page.
You can still donate to St Luke’s by clicking on the link below. Save the date for the annual Carols By Candlelight concert at Noordhoek Farm Village with the SA Navy Band which is a fundraiser for St Luke’s Hospice – False Bay. Carols will be held on the 10 December 2011 with a Christmas Craft Market, Kids Zone and of course the wonderful SA Navy Band.
About St Luke’s Hospice:
St Luke’s Hospice is a non-profit organisation that has been committed to serving the needs of the community of Greater Cape Town for over 30 years. They provide palliative and terminal care for 800 patients with life-threatening illnesses. Their work is carried out, mostly, in patients’ homes and is supported by 10 community hospices and 2 wards, at Kenilworth and Lentegeur. They also extend their services to supporting the needs of their patients’ families. This care is offered by their professional team of doctors, nurses, social workers and over 50 trained volunteers. All their services are offered free of charge to patients and their families. They are only able to provide this service with the assistance of donors. You can make a donation to St Luke’s Hospice by clicking here.
Noordhoek Farm Village:
Info office tel: 021 789 2812