School Donates Towards Hospice's Training Centre

A Flip-flop civvies day on 28 March 2018 at Glenanda Primary led to two laptops and a cash donation of R2120 handed over to Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services recently.

The Foundation Phase Head of Department and also the coordinator of the different fundraising event at the school this year, Mrs Barbara Joseph, visited Stepping Stone Hospice to hand over the wonderful gifts to Tersia Burger, CEO of Stepping Stone Hospice and Sonia Thomson, head of HR at Stepping Stone. "I suggested to the grade 2 group that we support Stepping Stone Hospice this year as I recognized the good work they did when my sister-in-law, Carol Durocher-Yvon, passed away there on 21 September 2017. Although she was only there for three days, she was made to feel comfortable in her last few days. For this, we were so grateful! Your staff were very loving, caring and supportive," explains Mrs Joseph.

"We are eternally grateful for this donation as we will utilize the laptops in our newly established Centre for Palliative Learning," says Tersia. Part of the vision at Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services is to establish a training centre where they would offer palliative training to empower people with palliative knowledge and skills which would allow them opportunities for fulfilling employment opportunities. "We are committed to providing our community, learners and facilitators with knowledge that is relevant to their circumstances and can positively influence their lives as well as the lives of others," explains Tersia.

Caption 1: Tersia Burger (left) and Sonia Thomson (right) receiving the laptops from Barbara Joseph, Foundation Phase Head of Department at Glenanda Primary.

Caption 2: The grade 2 staff and a few of the grade 2 learners. The staff from left to right in the photo are as follows: Germana Anthony, Charlene Schoeman, Nadine Stander, Barbara Joseph, Cris Dunmore and Sue Webber.

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