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In the national fight against loadshedding, the Childhood Cancer Foundation CHOC houses celebrated a victory that’ll allow them to provide care at all times thanks to a donation of just under half a million rand.


South Africa (21 April, 2023)—In the battle against loadshedding, CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation has seen a recent win in Diepkloof and Pietermaritzburg!

It’s no secret that loadshedding, especially at the Stage 6 phase of South Africa’s winter currently faces, has been the source of numerous headaches throughout the country. However, for many organisations across the country, loadshedding is that much more impactful.

As a non-profit advocating and caring for young people and children with cancer, CHOC staff and volunteers have numerous support programmes in place that need constant power.

Any CHOC location usually has thousands of children and teens under its wing, providing practical support like nutrition for families in desperate situations and accommodation for patients in need.

However, in a swing of good news against the loadshedding saga, CHOC Houses in Diepkloof (Gauteng) and Pietermaritzburg (KZN) saw a victory recently, after receiving just under half a million rand to upgrade their solar systems thanks to the German Embassy in Pretoria.

The R445 855.00 contribution is no spare change, and the positive power impact will be a treasure for all the patients in their care, as well as their families and the staff.

“The donation enables effective delivery of our CHOC Programmes maintaining hygiene, safety and nutritional care at all times as well as reducing fears and anxieties experienced by patients and their families during loadshedding.”—CHOC

Hedley Lewis, the CEO of CHOC further shared that it’s also an exciting time for CHOC in light of the planet, as the solar systems can filter a “going green” theme throughout the organisation. You can learn more about the incredible work and support CHOC provides here.

Meanwhile, battling winter’s woes in other ways is the Cat Village in the East Rand which is making sure all the kitties in their care will be warm throughout the season! Read more about it here. 

Source: CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA
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