Copper Drive kicks off to help hospice

‘The school that collects the most money will stand a chance of winning an amazing prize’


GROUP COLLECTION: It is time for the annual St Bernard’s Hospice Copper Drive again. Selborne Primary pupils, some of whom are pictured, have participated in previous years. Picture: FILE

SCHOOLS are urged to come to the aid of people diagnosed with life- threatening illnesses as well as orphans and vulnerable children.

It is time again for the St Bernard’s Hospice annual copper drive which started on Tuesday and runs until June 20.

St Bernard’s Hospice continues affirming life through compassionate home-based palliative care and support to members of our community who are suffering with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses. All money raised will go towards care and support of their patients.

“Thank you to the 19 schools who have already agreed to take part in St Bernard’s Hospice Schools Annual Copper Drive . We have a total of 221 five-litre bottles that we distributed to said schools,” corporate liaison at St Bernard’s, Dawn Schmidt, said.

She said children can simply “pop your change into the copper drive  bottle at your school and help make a difference in someone’s life”.

St Bernard’s requires R5.5-million per annum to operate, and they specialise in providing comprehensive care and support to those suffering from life- threatening illnesses like cancer, motor neuron disease, MDR TB (Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis) and HIV/Aids.

“The school that collects the most money will stand a chance of winning an amazing prize,” she said.

For more information on how to get involved, contact Schmidt at or 043-722-1051.


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