Social & Community News
28 September 2021

Rustenburg – It’s almost time to wear your hat to work or school to raise awareness of the millions of children who need palliative care!

Palliative care is specialised medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

The second Friday in October, which this year falls on Friday 13 October, is a day chosen for raising international awareness of the work of children’s hospices and children’s palliative care (CPC) services worldwide. The campaign is called ‘Hats On for Children’s Palliative Care’ with the hashtag #HatsOn4CPC.

The day aims to raise funds for children’s palliative care, but more importantly, to raise awareness of the rights of very sick children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses to receive palliative care.

By wearing a hat to work or school on Friday 13 October, you are showing that you care about these children. Raise funds and contribute to Hospice’s Children’s Palliative Care programme. You can do this by buying stickers @ R10 each from Hospice.

For more information about the #hatson4cpc project, contact Reinette on 014 595 8925 or email


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