Glenanda Primary learners honour teacher's memory
The Grade 3 learners at Glenanda Primary last week donated R30 400 to Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services, funds raised in memory of one of their Grade 3 teachers who passed away at the Stepping Stone Hospice’s In-patient Unit in January this year. The funds were generated through a Cake & Candy Sale held earlier this year.
CEO of Hospice, Tersia Burger, attended the schools assembly on Thursday the 10th of October, and in accepting the cheque, thanked the learners and the staff of the school for their kindness, assuring them that the funds will be used to “continue the care provided to those facing the effects of a life-limiting illness.”
With October being Hospice Awareness Month and Friday the 11th October dedicated to the 21 million children worldwide in need of palliative care, Tersia also asked the learners to wear a hat on Friday the 11th of October as part of the #HATSON4CPC campaign. Head of the Grade 3’s, Mrs Previna Naidoo, then send a photo of a group proudly displaying their hats on the day.
This is not the first time Glenanda Primary has assisted and acknowledged the work Stepping Stone Hospice does. 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. The laptops are now used in the new newly established Centre for Palliative Learning at Stepping Stone Hospice.
Caption: Mrs Previna Naidoo, Grd 3 HOD, Mrs Barbara Joseph, Grd 2 HOD and Tersia Burger, CEO of Stepping Stone Hospice.