Hollywoodbets Boulevard chose Bethesda Medical and Relief Services as their organisation of choice for Hollywoodbets’ Social Responsibility Programme for 2016/2017. Keep reading to learn more about this donation.
Bethesda Medical and Relief Services first opened 16 years ago. The organisation cares for their community through their three main divisions. Bethesda has a Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC), an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) and a Home Community Based Care Programme (HCBC).
Through the Child and Youth Centre vulnerable children are provided with 24-hour care. These kids are also given the chance to develop on an emotional, spiritual, social, physical and intellectual level.
The ICF has 36 beds, including eight for children. They provide in-patient and out-patient care to community members on a daily basis. A large percentage of the patients cared for are children while many of the patients are living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.
HCBC does over 5 000 interventions per month where patients are cared for by taking a holistic approach and medical, rehabilitative, psychological and spiritual services are provided.
There is also a wheelchair repair workshop on site which focuses on repairing government-issued wheelchairs, making them usable again.
Hollywoodbets Boulevard decided to support this worthy cause for the 4th year by donating raincoats and backpacks to the staff members.
Marzanne Cillié, Projects Manager, thanked the company for their continued support.
“Providing these needed items to each carer will make their already difficult job easier and convenient. They prioritize good Care and Excellent Service delivery for patients although they work under harsh circumstances.”
“The Community Health Workers are work in very uncomfortable circumstances and areas in the community. So to be equipped with these necessary items not only makes it comfortable for them, but also ensures complete and effective care and service for our patients.”
“You are investing in helping to give others quality care.”
“The goal we wish to achieve with this project, with your kind assistance, is to provide our Carers with protective and comfortable accessories in order to make their lives a little better while delivering these much-needed services to the home of our our patients.”
“We cannot work towards this goal on our own and are thus dependent on support from all community members and partners like Hollywoodbets to assist and help us in achieving our vision,” she said.