In dire straits, Vulamehlo Hospice needs your help

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One of the founders, Elizabeth Khumalo, said they do get help from different organisations and residents, but it was not enough.

The Vulamehlo hospice is in dire need of money after their two main fundraising events were cancelled due to lockdown.

Previously the organisation would host dinners and jumble sales to generate the money to run the hospice.

The hospice has offered 24-hour inpatient palliative nursing care as well as home-based care for KwaDukuza community for more than 10 years.

One of the founders, Elizabeth Khumalo, said they do get help from different organisations and residents, but it was not enough.

“Our employees are not being paid the salaries they are supposed to be getting due to lack of funds and there are other costs that we are struggling to meet. Getting people to help will make a huge difference in the organisation, patients and employees,” said Khumalo.

Khumalo is the last of the original 10 ten women from Groutville who started the hospice, still with Vulamehlo.

An increasing number of people in Melville and Groutville with terminal diseases and no one taking care of them or offering emotional support to their families, was what originally motivated them to start the hospice.

“I am glad that we still have people supporting us and I wish to send my gratitude to those who donate to us whenever we come and knock on their doors for help.”