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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Students give more to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

ENTREPRENEURS WITH HEART: Pauline Solomons (floral scarf), a Fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Trust, receives the R30 000 cheque from staff members and students from the Marketing and Entrepreneurship departments. ENTREPRENEURS WITH HEART: Pauline Solomons (floral scarf), a Fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Trust, receives the R30 000 cheque from staff members and students from the Marketing and Entrepreneurship departments.

CPUT students have raised yet another donation to assist with renovations and the redesign of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

Hot on the heels of October’s cheque handover to the hospital by a different group of CPUT students, students in the Marketing and Entrepreneurship departments recently handed over a R30 000 cheque to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

Last month, Business and Information Administration (BIA) students donated a cheque of R54 300 to the hospital. This took the total donations the hospital received from BIA students in the last ten years to R430 685.

During the recent official cheque handover Marketing lecturer Tania Petersen explained that for years the university hosted annual Market Days to raise funds for worthy causes but these were disrupted by campus unrest.

Petersen added that the students in the audience were members of groups that raised the most funds for the project in their respective departments. She congratulated the students for a challenging job well done.

This was the first time students in the two departments were donating money to the hospital as in previous years they donated to other charity organisations.

The Head of the Marketing Department, Mandy Jones, said Petersen once won a teaching award as a result of her coordination of the fundraising project.

“It’s not only about the money but also about impacting learning on the students as the skills obtained from the project will remain with the students forever,” said Jones.

Dr Lawrence Tengeh, Head of the Entrepreneurship Department, said the university wants to produce entrepreneurs who are responsible. “You are showing us that once you have a lot to give you’ll give back to the community,” said Tengeh.

Pauline Solomons, a Fundraiser at the Children’s Hospital’s Trust, said the hospital’s doors are open to the students for a tour as well as to ask about anything they need to know about the hospital. She encouraged the students to continue giving donations to the hospital.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.