Chas Everitt office appeals for more toys

Patients in the Frere Hospital children’s oncology ward were delighted to receive the toys collected during a recent drive by the East London West branch of Chas Everitt International. The agency has thanked their local community for their generosity and appealed for further toy donations in support of the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.

As part of the nationwide ChasCares social responsibility programme, the East London West branch of the Chas Everitt International property group recently ran a hugely successful toy donation drive in aid of the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.

“Our community was extremely generous in their donations,” says branch owner Clinton Krouse, “and as a result we were able to take bags of toys to all the little patients in the Frere Hospital children’s oncology ward.

“Many of these children have to stay in hospital for extended periods of treatment – often without the care of their parents or families who live too far away and can’t afford to come and visit them very often – so it was really wonderful to be able to bring them a little cheer.

“At the same time, though, interacting with these children was a heart wrenching experience. Seeing children as young as a year old having to go through such a traumatic ordeal really opened our eyes as to how privileged we are to have our health – and made us determined to do more to help them.”

Consequently, he says, the agency will be continuing with its toy donation drive. “We are appealing to all who can to help, especially families with children of their own. Even one bag of toys can make a huge difference. Meanwhile, we would like to thank our community for the tremendous support they have already given our ChasCares project.”

About ChasCares
ChasCares is a national social responsibility programme launched by the Chas Everitt International property group this year to mark the 30th anniversary of the group’s establishment. It commits every office in the group to completing 30 “acts of kindness” for their local charities and good causes within the year, in order to give back to the communities that have supported their businesses.

About CHOC
The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is a countrywide voluntary organisation that supports children suffering from cancer or life-threatening blood disorders, their families and the medical personnel that care for them. All funds that it raises are dedicated to improving the welfare and quality of care for children with these serious diseases.

Article by: www.chaseveritt.co.za - www.chascares.co.za