Ryk Netthling visits WSPCCA



Ryk Neethling and one of the WSPCCA patients

Ryk Neethling and one of the WSPCCA patients

The ladies’ hearts were a flutter last festive season when South African Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Ryk Neethling spent some time with young patients in the cardiac ward at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital  to perk up their spirits during December.



He visited the WSPCCA in his capacity as ambassador of jeweler Jenna Clifford’s Dream Big Initiative.

As a recipient of Dream Big, the cardiac centre received a R67,000 cheque at Mama Sisulu’s birthday lunch in October.


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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