South Africa

Aspen Nutritionals selected the Children’s Medical Ward at Tembisa Provincial Hospital as their beneficiary for Mandela Day.

Employees donated an extensive range of items in order to establish a playroom for some 40 children who are treated at the hospital daily. These gifts included toys, children’s reading books, colouring pens, stationery, linen, blankets, a variety of cartoon DVDs, a DVD player, a television and a filing cupboard

Aspen’s employees assisted the nursing staff to transform the ward with brightly coloured linen, gave gifts to the children and changed the dreary atmosphere to one of hope, optimism and expectation.

Matron Neo Mosala said, “The hospital can be a dull uninspiring place for these young minds. They long for an opportunity to get well and play like other children. Aspen Nutritionals has made a heart-warming, material contribution that will make a significant difference in their lives.”

Seemingly, once the television was installed and the cartoons were playing, the ward Sisters had a tough time trying to get the kids to go to bed.