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A Message from the CEO - Melissa Knox
Working for a Not-for-Profit has unique challenges and quirks. One of these unique and challenging quirks, is the many stakeholders that we report to. Whether it is clients, funders, the community at large or individual donors, authorities and more. We report to all of them.

We put as many policies, procedures and systems in place as is practical and feasible. These are excellent policies. These are good systems. BUT, these are implemented by human beings and the human race is not void of error.

We employ professional, qualified, skilled staff to implement our good systems, but sometimes mistakes happen.

I was reminded of this fact when a community member recently complained for not being thanked for a wheelchair that was donated to us.
The system which should have led to the family being thanked was in place, but unfortunately a human error creeped into the process which lead to the procedure being breached …. and a community member being offended in the process whilst we had to return the donation.

As an NPO, we acknowledge that we are accountable to so many different stakeholders. Integrity, compliance and good governance is critical to us and we do our best to always acknowledge those who make it possible for us to do our work.

Thank you to our stakeholders who are part of the conversation that aims at improving our systems, services and interaction with our community. We appreciate you.
Upcoming Events

Momentum Charity Golf Tournament
23 may 2019

GOLFERS : R450 per golfer
FORMAT : Better Ball Stableford
BOOK NOW - Awesome prizes to be won.

Annual Charity Ball

12 July 2019

As this is our Flagship Event of the Year we Guarantee an Elegant Evening, Fantastic Entertainment (Dancing with the Stars),  Great DJ Music and Dancing until late.

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Spring Pop-Up Market 
7 September 2019

Our FIRST EVER Spring Pop-Up Market  at the St Bernard’s Hospice Charity Shop. 

Tea Garden, Jumping Castle &  so much more.

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Anniversary Cocktail Evening
23 October 2019

Be the 4th person to win R25 000  
ONLY 130 tickets.

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Pedal for a Purpose:
East London to Qtn and return
27 + 28 + 29 November 2019

Entry Fee : R3500  - Join and help raise funds for an amazing cause.

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Feed Back on Recent Events

6 April 2019 : Ladies Tea & Mini Business Expo

Wow,  what an INCREDIBLE afternoon.  A big THANK YOU to all those who attended, sponsored prizes,  assisted with the planning and were involved in the execution thereof. A special thank you to Christian Centre who are key to the success of this fundraiser every year.

Our guest speaker, Marlene Neumann, kept to her word and had us up on our feet, out of our comfort zone and MOVING.  It was delightful listening to the laughing and interacting with other guests, all while shuffling around,  moving to the beat of the music.   

To read more, click on the image below to be directed to our WEBSITE.
Visit our events page for all events >>
Medical Feature and Patient Stories

Palliative Care: YOU Are a BRIDGE

YOU, are a bridge. It’s true. Or at least it is a good analogy.
When you are healthy, you can handle anything. Cars, Trucks, Trains, all the bumps of life. No problem. You are set.
But if you are facing a serious health issue, like kidney disease, lung disease or cancer, the bridge starts to falter. Cracks start to appear and pretty soon, it’s hard to withstand all that traffic. Traffic that includes, your own medical treatment. And that is where Palliative Care comes in.

Click on this the image to read more on this article & to watch the video.
Read more St Bernard's Hospice Stories >>
Pamela Rala :
Administrative Receptionist

It is usually only when you have experience or witnessed the CARE & SUPPORT from our dedicated Nursing Staff & trained Carers that you appreciate the selfless service they perform.

We just had to share Pamela's heartwarming appreciation of our Nursing Staff and the amazing work they perform on a daily basis.

Click on the image to read Pamela's heartwarming article ...

Read about our whole team >>
Contact St Bernard's Hospice
Marchel Grant:
Events & Marketing
043 721 0051
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St Bernard's Hospice
44 St Marks Road
East London, Eastern Cape 5214
South Africa

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