Category Archives: Events

Cardiac Congress 2011

The WSPCF recently hosted its annual Cardiac Congress, this year hosted in the Auditorium at Netcare head office. The growth of the event necessitated a move of venue from Sunninghill Hospital, which proved to be a huge success as all … Continue reading

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A heart-warming book launch

Source: Book Southern Africa Nadine Raal’s wrenching experience with her infant son’s congenital heart defects and subsequent surgery is detailed in her new book, Mending a Broken Heart – which was launched, appropriately, at the WSPCF’s offices as Sunninghill Hospital, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day—all about hearts!

This past Valentine’s Day beat all our expectations. We embarked on a campaign that put hearts (real ones) at the centre of Valentine’s Day, and reminded everyone about our SMS fund raising line. We appeared on Sam Cowen’s Great Expectations … Continue reading

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Montecasino hosts our Christmas Party

For the children of the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF), the 9th December was a day to remember as Montecasino treated them to an afternoon of fun and spoils just in time for Christmas. With the aim of bringing … Continue reading

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Blood Brothers host dinners in JHB and London

Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield recently hosted to glittering events as part of their Blood Borthers Testimonials. The first was the official launch of the Testimonial in Johannesburg and the second was in London. As part of the end of … Continue reading

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Successful launch at Red Cross in Cape Town

One hundred Western Cape children are to receive life-saving heart surgery and a new lease on life, thanks to a partnership between the WSPCF, Vodacom, and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Through the partnership, the WSPCF is providing … Continue reading

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Albertina Sisulu turns 92 years young, celebrates 400 young hearts healed and launches the 400 more initiative

On the auspicious day of her 92nd birthday, Mama Albertina Sisulu celebrated the 400th operation funded by the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) since the organisation’s launch in 2003. The WSPCF is the largest philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation in … Continue reading

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Denim & diamonds!

Mrs. SA Finalist, Laurette Badstone, recently hosted a Denim & Diamonds ladies tea afternoon at the Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit. The event, which was organised in conjunction with Jenna Clifford, was a wonderful day of champers, strawberries, daiquiris, canapés and … Continue reading

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Remember the SMS campaign!

You’ll remember a while ago we launched an SMS line and advertising campaign involving some of South Africa’s most recognised celebrities. The pro-bono campaign, orgainsed by Yvette Lee, launched in mid-June last year, encouraged the public to make a R10 … Continue reading

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Partner breakfast update

We recently hosted our annual partner breakfast, compliment of the Protea Hotel Group, where we were very happy to report that we had an unbelievably successful and rewarding year—despite the global recession and the various challenges that came our way. … Continue reading

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