Honouring courageous mothers

DSC_ep (132)At a charity luncheon in Johannesburg the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA) today celebrated motherhood and honoured the mothers of children with congenital heart disorders for the vital role that they play in supporting their children.

The foundation also honoured the founding trustee of the WSPCCA, Mama Albertina Sisulu, who, during the dark days of apartheid, became mother and nurse to many of South Africa’s children of all ages.

As a living legacy for Mama Sisulu’s late husband, Walter Sisulu, the WSPCCA, which operates out of the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Sandton, continues in its efforts to raise the funds necessary to facilitate life-saving corrective surgery for underprivileged children suffering from congenital heart disorders.

The event was generously sponsored by long-standing WSPCCA supporter, the Vodacom Foundation, which has named the WSPCCA as one of four recipients of funds raised in its ‘Tries for Smiles’ initiative.


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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