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  • Hospice Slide 2

    To Assist Family/Care Giver Through This Experience And Bring Solace To Those Grieving The Death Of Loved One

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    To Provide Specialist Palliative Care To People Experiencing The Impact Of Life-threatening Illness.

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Family fun walk benefits hospice

Family fun walk benefits hospice

Over 200 eager walkers, dressed in pink and blue, took to the streets of Brackendowns on Saturday, 5 August 2017, as the leadership team of the Brackendowns Baptist Church hosted their very first Family Fun Walk for Cancer in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice.

A team comprising of Stepping Stone Hospice staff and volunteers led the way along the 5km route, as a show of support and gratitude for the initiative which resulted in a whopping R38 000 being raised for the organization.

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Memorial Day at Stepping Stone Hospice

Memorial Day at Stepping Stone Hospice

Stepping Stone Hospice’s Memorial Day will take place on Sunday, 17 September, from 12 noon at the hospice’s In-Patient Unit in New Market Park.

This annual event sees families and friends gather together to remember their loved ones and reconnect with the people who cared for them in their last days.

“This will be our fourth Memorial Day since opening our doors in 2013,” says Stepping Stone Hospice CEO, Tersia Burger. “To date, we have had over 900 patients pass away under our care; people who we remember with love and fondness. On a personal level, I also honour the life of my daughter Vicky Bruce on this day. She was our very first patient, our very first death, and the reason that Stepping Stone Hospice exists at all.”

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Ladies of golf, making a difference

Ladies of golf, making a difference

The Reading Ladies Golf Section held its 11th Annual Charity Golf Day on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, at Reading Country Club, with the day breaking all their previous fundraising records.

One hundred and forty golfers competed on the day, with a Betterball Stableford as the competition format. The father-and-son combination of Joe and James Johnston emerged as the winners on 48 points. The ladies were not far behind, with Wilanda Snyman and Esme Engelbrecht coming in second place on 46 points.

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Alberton Lions Donate to Hospice

Alberton Lions Donate to Hospice

The Alberton Lions recently visited Stepping Stone Hospice to hand over a donation of R12 500 - raised via several fundraising efforts throughout the year.

“We support various organizations in our community and we are very aware of the good work this hospice does, hence our decision to make them one of our beneficiaries,” explains Mark du Plooy, first vice-president of the Alberton Lions.

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Hospice to host ‘Communication, Counselling & Life Skills Course’

Hospice to host ‘Communication, Counselling & Life Skills Course’

Join Holistic Entrepreneur, Marisa Wolheim – a dedicated and passionate trainer with 21 years’ experience in Hospice Care – as she presents a comprehensive 12-week ‘Communication, Counselling & Life Skills Course’ at Stepping Stone Hospice, starting in September.

“I specialize in facilitating a journey within, so you can discover, heal and reclaim yourself from your past, emotions and attitudes,” explains Marisa, who believes in empowering people with the knowledge to understand the realities of life “such as loss, death and grief.”

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Stepping Stone Hospice launches ‘Last Wishes’ campaign

Stepping Stone Hospice launches ‘Last Wishes’ campaign

In a bid to illustrate some of behind-the-scenes work that Stepping Stone Hospice does, as well as to encourage people to donate to the organisation, the Marketing and Fundraising team at Stepping Stone is embarking on an eight-week-long campaign that will highlight some of the last wishes of patients that the hospice has been able to help come true.

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Hospice to host ‘Oppi Plaas met Touch of Class’ evening

Hospice to host ‘Oppi Plaas met Touch of Class’ evening

Join Stepping Stone Hospice at the iconic Meyer Farm on Friday, 1 September, for an intimate evening with the super-talented Deon van der Merwe and Ruhan du Toit from the popular band ‘Touch of Class.’

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Stepping Stone Hospice gives back for Mandela Day

Stepping Stone Hospice gives back for Mandela Day

Members of the clinical team at Stepping Stone Hospice spent the morning of Mandela Day, 18 July, handing out knitted toys and winter warmers to the children and mothers in the paediatric and maternity units at Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston and at South Rand Hospital. The hospice’s community sisters also handed out parcels containing scarves, beanies and blankets to home-based patients in Katlehong and Vosloorus. All of the knitted items were generously made and donated to Stepping Stone by members of the community over the last couple of months.

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New roof for Nurses’ Canteen

New roof for Nurses’ Canteen

The sales team from Group Five’s Everite Building Products spent Mandela Day, 18 July, hard at work repairing the roof of Stepping Stone Hospice’s nurses’ canteen.  Said the Everite team’s Sonja van der Merwe: “For us it’s about having a passion for people and helping where there’s a need. We’re re-roofing the nurses’ canteen behind the In-Patient Unit at Stepping Stone Hospice because we’d like to do something that has a lasting impact.”

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Stepping Stone’s Cycle Challenge Team chosen for 947 visit

Stepping Stone’s Cycle Challenge Team chosen for 947 visit

Stepping Stone Hospice’s Fundraising Manager, Marietjie Tame and Hospice Charity Cycle Team Leader, Judy Joubert, were invited to the 947 broadcasting studios on Tuesday, 4 July, to discuss this year’s Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge and specifically the “Ride for a Purpose” campaign.

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“Come Whine With Me” guest speaker visits Hospice

“Come Whine With Me” guest speaker visits Hospice

This year’s “Come Whine With Me” guest speaker, Elanie Kruger, paid a visit to Stepping Stone Hospice’s In-Patient Unit on Saturday, 8 July, to meet members of the Stepping Stone Hospice team and familiarize herself with the work they do. 

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Alberton LewenSentrum thanks Stepping Stone Hospice staff

Alberton LewenSentrum thanks Stepping Stone Hospice staff

Members of the Alberton LewenSentrum arrived at Stepping Stone Hospice’s In-Patient Unit on Wednesday, 28 June, bearing gifts and lunch for the Stepping Stone team – to say ‘thank you’ for the work the hospice is doing for the community.

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Hospice benefits at bowls final

Hospice benefits at bowls final

The ladies of the Alberton Bowling Club in Florentia recently held a Ladies ‘Trips’ tournament, which ran over five Saturdays during May and June – culminating in a grand final on 24 June. Behind the competitiveness of it all though lay a spirit of generosity, as the Alberton ladies team decided to dedicate the tournament to raising funds for Stepping Stone Hospice. A whopping R10 000, plus an additional R1 231.30 in small change was handed over to Stepping Stone CEO, Tersia Burger, at the prize-giving lunch.

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Family Fun Walk for Stepping Stone Hospice

Family Fun Walk for Stepping Stone Hospice

The leadership team at the Brackendowns Baptist Church is organizing a Family Fun Walk over 5km in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice on Saturday, 5 August 2017, in Brackendowns.

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Flagship of Charity Shops

Flagship of Charity Shops

From a few makeshift shelves in an office to two containers converted into a 2nd hand shop to the beautiful The Charity Shop in Alberton Mall! This is the story of Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services’ journey of creating a fundraising avenue whereby donated 2nd hand goods are being sold and the proceeds being used to strengthen the organization’s fundraising budget.

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Our Events

Events for 2017

Events for 2017
  • Oppi Plaas met 'Touch of Class': 1 September 2017
  • Memorial Day: 17 September 2017
  • Hobo’s in Action: 7 October 2017
  • Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge: 19 November 2017

More information to follow.

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Hobo’s in Action: 7 October 2017

Hobo’s in Action: 7 October 2017

Stepping Stone Hospice, in conjunction with Meyersdal Action Sports Arena, is to host a first-ever “Hobo’s in Action Day”, combined with an Under-Roof Market selling unique arts and crafts and good food.

This fun day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 7 October, and we are inviting prospective stall-holders to contact us now to book a space to sell your wares.

Whilst teams compete in the Action Cricket and Volleyball arenas, the fun will continue at the market and in the designated kiddies area, complete with jumping castles, face painting and much more.

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Oppi Plaas met Touch of Class: 1 September 2017

Oppi Plaas met Touch of Class: 1 September 2017

Join us for Oppi Plaas met Touch of Class with Ruhan du Toit & Deon van der Merwe perform all their hits.

1st September 2017
Meyer Farm, Alberton

Starts 17:30

Tickets R200pp
Boerie Rolls and Curry & Rice on sale
Cash Bar

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Behind The Scenes

To Feel it, One last Time
The Story of Christo Heymans

What is a Hospice

Hospice is not a place but a ‘philosophy of care’ for people facing a life-limiting illness. It addresses a patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and also helps support those who love them.

A common misconception about hospice is that it is ‘a last resort’ and that a person must be bedridden or unable to communicate in order to receive help.

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Our Services

Home Based Care

Home Based Care

Our palliative trained nursing sisters visit patients in their own homes. The nursing sister co-ordinates the care and liaises with other hospice team members such as the doctor, social worker, community care workers, volunteer caregivers and other professionals who may be involved in treating the patient.

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In Patient Unit (IPU)

In Patient Unit (IPU)

Most people choose to receive hospice care in their homes; however, when a symptom such as pain cannot be managed in the home, patients can choose to receive care in our inpatient hospice unit.

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Home Based Nursing

Home Based Nursing

We place trained care-workers in the patient’s home to care for the patient’s needs. The care, according to the patient’s need, can be from one day a week to up to 24 hour nursing, alternating between two care-workers.

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Bereavement Counselling

Bereavement Counselling

Grief is personal and won’t ever be experienced by two individuals in exactly the same way. That person alone knows the depth of their grief and they need to listen to their own inner coping strategies. There are some people who get stuck at a certain point in their grieving journey

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Partners & Sponsors

  • Reading Country Club
  • SCS Archritecs
  • Grindrod
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  • Alberton Rekord
  • Alberton Selfstorage
  • Afripanel
  • Phatman Designs
  • AC Industriel Cleaning

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Contact Information


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    +27 86 724 0480

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