€100,000 to save 11 lives

 

Joint CEOs Lynda Bleazard and Dr. Robin Kinsley, and WSPCCA President, Lungi Sisulu, accept a cheque for €100,000 from the Heart-to-Heart Foundation

Joint CEOs Lynda Bleazard and Dr. Robin Kinsley, and WSPCCA President, Lungi Sisulu, accept a cheque for €100,000 from the Heart-to-Heart Foundation

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA) today proudly announced that 11 children will benefit from life-saving open heart surgery as a result of a €100,000 (Approx. R1,4m) donation from Erich and Irene Lejeune  the Herz-für-Herz (Heart-to-Heart) Foundation.

 

As part of the agreement, the Herz-für-Herz Foundation also delivered a letter of endorsement from FIFA chairman, Sepp Blatter, which details something very special for the children who have had their hearts mended at the WSPCCA thanks to the Foundation’s donation.

In addition, the 11 children and their parents will be hosted at the opening game of the FIFA World Cup in 2010, where Bafana Bafana will play in the first of 63 games to be played across the tournament.

Amongst the attendees of the cheque handover were WSPCCA president, Lungi Sisulu, City of Jo’burg Mayor and Amos Masondo.

Ex-Bafana Bafana skipper, Lukas Radebe, also sent through a pledge of his full support for the project, which the WSPCCA is delighted about.

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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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