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Margaret’s Story

By Celestine Van der Merwe | August 27, 2020

Margaret Palmer, we salute you! This very special lady is our Women’s Month Hero! She has been a volunteer at our shop for 6 years (having previously been a volunteer at Overstrand Hospice for 5 years). She is an active, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her energy leaves people half her age gasping for…

Undaunted, and caring for others

By Celestine Van der Merwe | August 27, 2020

In addition to being Women’s Month, August is also Leukaemia Month. One of our lovely volunteers, Doreen Maugham, has been living with Leukaemia for the past 20 years. She has what is called chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and has very little ability to fight the infection.This diagnosis has made her want to live every day…

Vacancy for Volunteer Administrator at Helderberg Hospice

By Sonja Botha | August 6, 2020

  Volunteer Administrator   Helderberg Hospice has a vacancy for an assisitant to the Volunteer Manager , working two days a week every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8h00 – 16h00 commencing 1st September 2020.   QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE Computor literate, proficient in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint Valid Drivers License Experience of general office work is…

The importance of our 24-Hour Support Centre

By Celestine Van der Merwe | July 30, 2020

Helderberg Hospice are Palliative Care Specialists – Palliative Care is a holistic method of improving the quality of life of a patient, and their loved ones, who are directly affected by a life-threatening illness. Our services are available to patients at home as well as through a specialised, short-term admission 24-Hour Support Centre. The unit offers…

Helderberg Hospice welcomes Sr Thandi Sililo

By Sonja Botha | July 29, 2020

Sr Thandi Sililo has been working in the NGO sector since 2003, where she was the Nursing Manager at Cotlands, a paediatric hospice in Somerset West. Until recently she was Project Manager of the ThembaCare Grabouw Hospice which is part of the Thembalitsha Foundation in the Western Cape and held this position for the past…

Club 1000 Winners June 2020

By Celestine Van der Merwe | July 24, 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

By Celestine Van der Merwe | July 14, 2020

Our Annual General Meeting will be conducted via zoom. Please RSVP to before 14 August 2020 – we look forward to welcoming you – virtually of course!


By Sonja Botha | June 29, 2020

It is with regret that Helderberg Hospice announce that our CEO Gail Sykes has decided to leave us at the end of September.  During the last six years Gail has substantially re-organised the internal structures of Hospice and in addition has played a valuable role in external Hospice structures and the local Community as a…

Helderberg Hospice Celebrates Mandela Day – 18 July 2020

By Sonja Botha | June 22, 2020

Mandela Day is all about inspiration. About encouraging citizens of the world to take up the challenge and to follow in Madiba’s footsteps, a man who transformed his life, his country and his people.   Individuals are encouraged to take action to help change the world for the better and in doing so, to build…

Position available for CEO – Position Filled

By Celestine Van der Merwe | June 19, 2020

We invite application from suitable persons to take up the position of CEO. This person will take responsibility for the day to day activities at Helderberg Hospice, currently employing 54 staff members and working with a volunteer base of ±200. Application should be made on the official application form together with the Job description and required…