Linen Worth R83,000 Donated to Red Cross Children’s Hospital
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Among the 383 items donated were linen duvet covers, flat double bed sheets and pillowcases, mattress and pillow protectors, bath and hand towels, gowns and face cloths.


Cape Town, South Africa (13 July 2022) – The Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront has donated linen valued at over R83,000 to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and the Kensington Educare Centre.

Among the 383 items donated were linen duvet covers, flat double bed sheets and pillowcases, mattress and pillow protectors, bath and hand towels, gowns and face cloths.

Speaking about the donation, the hotel’s General Manager Joanne Selby said, “We are surrounded by incredible luxury at The Table Bay hotel, and that includes the finest linens. The conundrum for the hospitality industry is that linen needs to be replaced regularly even though the ‘old’ linen is still relatively new and of excellent quality. To prevent our linen ending up as textile waste at landfill sites where it can take over 200 years to decompose, we make every effort to repurpose as many items as possible. We are especially delighted that our upcycling initiative will assist both of these very worthy organisations.”

The linen was shared between The Red Cross War Memorial’s Children’s Hospital Trust and the Kensington Educare Centre.

Chantel Cooper, the Children’s Hospital Trust CEO, said, “We are truly grateful and touched by your kind generosity in gifting the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital with towels, linen, and face cloths. The Children’s Hospital Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation established to raise funds to support the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Our committed team work hard to ensure that they raise the funds to meet the needs of the hospital. Your support means a lot to sick and injured children as they bravely endure often lengthy stays in hospital and fight battles most adults could not. We sincerely appreciate your belief in what we do.”

The Kensington Educare centre was established 80 years ago as a crèche. The centre has evolved over the years into a professional Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre with capacity for approximately 100 children.

Sources: The Table Bay hotel 
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