Social Responsibility

 

 

Annique Rooibos strives to create life-changing opportunities every day, not only for our 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 fulfil this purpose is through helping others in need. We joined hands in 2021 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 theRed Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. 

 

Childrens Hospital Trust

 

Built in Cape Town in 1956, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospitalis 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 Rooibos, in partnership with our amazing Consultants has donated R371 000 and 485 Rare Bears to date to this amazing cause. 

Childrens Hospital Trust
From left: Tanya Clague (Annique Rooibos Business Development Executive), Taryn Rubenstein (CHT Donor Relationship Manager) and Elizma du Bois, Annique’s no. 1 Consultant
 

The Rare Bear Projectempowers 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. 

 

 

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone who has made a donation. Your belief in our mission reaffirms our commitment to making a difference in the lives of these children, giving them a chance at a healthier and brighter future. Your generosity is not just a financial gift; it's a ray of hope that uplifts our spirits and strengthens our resolve to continue our mission. 

 

 

You can show your support and donate to the Children’s Hospital Trust here:

 

 

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