Mama Sisulu celebrates her 90th birthday year with WSPCCA

mama-sizulu-90th_155The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA) hosted a high tea at Summer Place in Ilovo on 21st May, to celebrate Mama Albertina Sisulu’s 90th birthday year.

The event was proudly partnered by Medshield Medical Aid and Jenna Clifford’s “Dream Big” foundation, amongst other sponsors, who all hope to make this an annual event.

Ayanda Sisulu, granddaughter of Mama Sisulu, made a personal tribute to her grandmother, which was both touching and humourous! Through corporate sponsorships and various auctions held on the day, the charity raised R250,000, which will cover the surgery of two children.

Guests were also treated to the soothing sounds of singer Tim Moloi and harpist Amarillie as they mingled amongst local celebrities including singer Kurt Darren, Mr. South Africa Zino Ventura, football star Lucas Radebe, radio celebrities Sam Cowan and Tové Kane, TV stars Rosie Motene, Tumisho Masho, and renowned Franz the Power Chef.

Special mention must be made of Kerry Erasmus, mother of a little cardiac baby girl who tragically lost her struggle for life. Kerry was instrumental in the huge success of table sales for the high tea. Many, many, heartfelt thanks to you Kerry!

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About The WSPCF

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focussing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa. It also aims to develop diagnostic and treatment skills amongst Africa’s medical fraternity and conducts critical research into paediatric cardiac healthcare. The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals. The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
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