The WSPCF’s youngest partner

clip_image002Nicole Vernot, the WSPCF’s youngest partner, recently took part in “Gifts for Good” at her school in the United States—St Patrick’s Episcopal Day School.

Her mom, Katherine, tells us it was a wonderful experience for her because she nominated the WSPCF as the beneficiary of money raised from selling small gifts to her school mates.

Included in the items she and her father, Dr. Richard Jonas, who is also President of the American Friends of WSPCF, were selling was a collection of pendants (designed by Jenna Clifford), and African bracelets and necklaces, which proved to be very popular.

Nicole and Richard participated in this event for the first time and raised around $500, which was very generously donated to the Foundation.

We’re very grateful Nicole, and thank you so much for helping us raise the awareness of congenital heart disorders in Africa.


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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