Businesses donate face masks and sanitiser to Khanya Hospice

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Street Customs and Lignotech’s generosity will help hospice protect its staff and patients.

In the past three months, Khanya Hospice has taken in more patients in needof palliative nursing care, and this has created an even bigger need for medical supplies.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the devastating effect the subsequent lockdown has had on the income of both individuals and companies,  hospice is not receiving as many donations as it normally would, thus making it ever more difficult to offer these free services without a lot of support from the community.

Every year, a Hospice Fair fundraiser is held to help generate income.

One of hospice’s many supporters includes Street Customs in Umkomaas which has car “Show and Shine” and “Sound Off” competitions at the fair to aid with the fundraising.

With large social gatherings such as the fair being prohibited, Street Customs owner, Shiraz Kalil decided to show his support this year by donating 10 liters of sanitiser and a number face masks to Khanya Hospice.

“Shiraz has always been one of our staunch supporters, and he managed to put a smile on my face with this wonderful donation,” said Khanya Hospice CEO, Neil McDonald.

Khanya Hospice CEO, Neil McDonald, received a sanitizer and face mask donation from Street Customs owner, Shiraz Kalil.

In another stroke of good fortune, Lwandle Memka of Lignotech recently paid a visit to hospice, an generously donated a suitcase full of masks to the facility.

Nursing manager, Sue van Rijsbergen was pleasantly surprised with this donation as the purchase of masks is a big expense.