Annique strives to create life-changing opportunities every day, not only for its Consultants but for all South Africans. We are passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of others. One way we are able to fulfill this purpose is through helping others in need. We have joined hands with an incredible organisation, The Children’s Hospital Trust, to help support ill and injured children.
The Children’s Hospital Trust is an independent non-profit organisation that raises funds to support specific projects and programmes to help advance child healthcare through the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.
Built in Cape Town in 1956, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is the first and only stand-alone tertiary hospital in sub-Saharan Africa dedicated entirely to child healthcare. The hospital takes care of around 250 000 patients each year, most of whom come from exceptionally poor and marginalised communities. Patients are referred from the Western Cape, the rest of South Africa and across broader Africa. A third of the patients are younger than a year old.
The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is also a teaching hospital for the University of Cape Town, and provides training to paediatric healthcare professionals from the entire sub-continent.
As part of our corporate social responsibility, Annique donated R50 000 in April 2021 to The Children’s Hospital Trust. Annique challenged our beloved Consultants, to match the R50 000 by 30 June 2021 and together we raised R103 000.
In August we challenged all Annique Consultants to be part of our social responsibility and match Annique Home Office’s pledge of donating 125 handmade stuffed toys to the Children’s Hospital Trust for Children’s Day on 6 November 2021. The stuffed toys are made by a local company called the Rare Bear Project.
The Rare Bear Project empowers ladies from KyaSands, who make the bears, and provides them with a skill that enables them to provide for their families. Two-thirds of each stuffed toy donation is paid back to the lady who made that bear. To date, this project has seen over 60 women up-skilled in the art of crocheting and provided them with a sustainable, income-generating opportunity by making #RareBears which in turn are either donated to a patient or sold to the public.
Contributions far exceed our expectations and we were honoured to hand over a total of 485 Rare Bears to The Children’s Hospital Trust in Cape Town on 4 November 2021.
On 31 May 2022, with the generous support from our clients and consultants we were able to donate R68 037 to the Children’s Hospital Trust. Annique Consultant Elizma du Bois represented Annique at the handover that took place in Cape Town.