Helderberg Hospice Golf Day held on 25 February ’22 at SWCG

By Celestine Van der Merwe | March 11, 2022

Helderberg Hospice recently held their Golf Day after a two year delay due to Covid-19, and this annual fundraiser was eventually hosted on Friday, 25 February at the Somerset West Golf Club. The day was a huge success with generous sponsors and great prizes for the top ranking teams, but no-one went home without having […]

Edge Moments by Dorian Haarhoff

By Celestine Van der Merwe | July 9, 2021

For it’s not the story that counts. What matters is the way you tell it…. Another necessary thing is to know what part of the story to leave out. (Oom Schalk Lourens) Oom Schalk, story-teller extraordinaire, wit and homespun philosopher, is the creation of the South African writer, Herman Charles Bosman (1905-1951). One of my […]

Cancer can be beaten, and to all cancer survivors

By Celestine Van der Merwe | June 23, 2021

Cancer can be beaten, and to all cancer survivors: “You are a warrior! And Warriors don’t quit! Cancer is just one chapter in your life and not the whole story.”   During the month of June, Helderberg Hospice is celebrating all the unsung heroes who have survived the dread disease that has many faces – cancer. […]

Helderberg Hospice’s own singing nightingale

By Celestine Van der Merwe | June 12, 2020

Nora Kewana is an Enrolled Nursing Assistant at Helderberg Hospice, and has been with us for 13 years. Serving her community in this way is not where her passion and talent ends – she has an extraordinary voice that captures and inspires any audience to sing along or just listen and enjoy.   Nora was […]

Stewart’s Story

By Celestine Van der Merwe | May 14, 2020

Stewart Gordon is celebrating his 65th birthday this year with a positive attitude and a huge smile on his face.  He was born in Somerset West where he still resides, and is the eldest of six children. Life has not always been kind to him.  He was 10 years old when his mother passed away, […]