Nelson Mandela once said, “There can be no keener revelation of society’s soul, than the way in which it treats its children.”
In celebration of Mandela Day, LottoStar has graciously donated R67,000. The contribution forms part of the money that was raised in our How Lucky Can You Get? Competition for Good Morning Angels. Funds will be directed towards two surgeries at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.
Due to the 3rd wave of COVID-19 that has gripped South Africa, the healthcare system is experiencing immense pressure - both state and public sectors. It is not easy for many families, as they are unable to afford the medical treatments that their children need. State Hospitals are at full capacity and there’s not enough space.
To add to the already stretched healthcare system, Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, unfortunately, caught fire in April 2021, resulting in hospitals in the surrounding areas having to take on more pressure. One of those hospitals being the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.
On average, the cost of care for a patient is R30,000 at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. That includes a care package that consists of PJs, slippers, toiletries, toys (books, puzzles, crayons, and colouring books).
The day-to-day running’s of Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital are mostly privately funded. It also serves as a referral hospital for patients that cannot be assisted by state hospitals. Funds need to be raised to help more patients.
LottoStar’s donation of R67,000 will provide two surgeries for children in need at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.
For more information on how to donate please click here.