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New Hospice Shop Opens

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Hospice Plett Shop opened on 28 April 2018 in the old Jinja Shop just off Main Road in Crescent Road (the previous Jinja shop) to help boost their funding efforts.

This venture is one of three aimed at improving their sustainability as an organisation without having to rely on corporate funders. In a time when NPO’s are all struggling to find adequate funding to continue their invaluable work, Hospice Plett had to start looking at more sustainable income streams.

Hospice Plett operates with a budget of R3.5million per annum, caring for approximately 6000 community members per year, and yet there are still a large number of people that need Hospice palliative care which they simply cannot reach due to resource constraints. The three largest cost centres include:

  • staff salaries – 2 professional nurses, 1 enrolled nurse, 1 social worker and 6 home-based carers

  • transport – fuel, maintenance, licensing, insurance

  • direct patient care – medical equipment, medical consumables, play therapy for children affected by loss, incontinence wear, food, security, etc

Through the generosity of the Plett community, they have accumulated a wealth of second hand goods over the past year and what has not been used to improve the quality of life for their patients and their families, has been sorted and priced by a dedicated team of volunteers. Goods range from clothing to curtains, linen, electrical ware, household goods and furniture.

Please consider donating your gently used household items, linen and kitchenware to support needy patients and help build the shop.  You can drop at the shop or contact Cecily van Heerden to arrange for collection on 044 533 5616 / 079 501 1866.

The shop is open from Mondays - Thursdays, 10am – 2pm, Fridays from 10am – 4pm and Saturdays from 9am – 1pm. Shop hours will be extended once it is more established and there are enough volunteers to assist.

Plett Hospice services include:

  • Physical care

  • Psycho-social support

  • Nutritional support

  • Orphan and vulnerable child care

  • Spiritual and bereavement care

  • Referrals

  • 24-hour care

  • Medical equipment

Support Plett Hospice’s GivenGain campaign: www.givengain.com/c/plettaid.org

For more information: http://plettaid.org/hospice-plett/

Author: Helen Ward

Submitted 12 Jun 18 / Views 48