Western Cape & Namakwa Region

Western Cape & Namakwa Region

This region is headed by a Regional Manager with a staff complement that comprises of a part time social worker, house supervisor, lodge supervisor, house support assistants, lodge support assistant, regional assistant, fundraising coordinator and a driver who transports the families from the CHOC houses to the hospitals. The regional office is based in Sybrand Park and services the Western Cape and southern parts of the Northern Cape. We recognise the inevitable turmoil to family life when a child faces vigorous and often lengthy treatment and thus also extend comprehensive support to the families. Services rendered by the region include emotional support through support groups such as survivor groups, parent-supporting-parent, bereavement support and interactive play groups in the wards.

This region has three accommodation facilities. There is one CHOC house in Plumstead and another in Sybrand Park, accommodating referrals from Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, and a CHOC lodge at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital which accommodates referrals from Tygerberg. The child and parent/caregiver can stay and be with other families facing similar circumstances. The accommodation facilities provide a therapeutic environment that helps patients and parents/caregivers maintain a positive attitude during the cancer journey. We also offer free meals, as well as transport to and from the hospitals. It is a clean and safe environment with caring and understanding staff, a place where new friendships are formed.

To ensure that no child abandons treatment due to lack of transport we offer children and families transport and transport grants. Basic necessities such as care bags, nutritional support (food parcels) and bereavement support (funeral funds) are also made available to the families and children.

The region creates awareness of childhood cancer and CHOC programmes locally through marketing campaigns and events. Additional services such as ward comforts, recreational activities and medical support is also offered as needed and as resources allow.


CONTACT DETAILS

T: 086 110 6441
F: 086 110 6441
E: Wcape@choc.org.za

Physical address

12 Sybrand Road
Sybrand Park
Cape Town 7700

Banking Details

CHOC – Western Cape
Standard Bank Tyger Manor
Account No: 270894926
Branch Code: 050410

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wish List: Western Cape & Namakwa Region

Please email us on wcape@choc.org.za for more information.

 

Wish List: Western Cape & Namakwa Region

Western Cape & Namakwa Region

CHOC House Bergvliet:

Entertainment

  • Computer games
  • DVD’S

Kitchen

  • White crockery (cups, saucers, mugs ;white is easier to replace if an item breaks)
  • Cutlery set (stainless steel)
  • Water glasses
  • Plastic containers (Tupperware)
  • Plastic containers (for outside storage)
  • Kitchen bin

Garden

  • Braai to use on weekends
  • Garden/outdoor furniture and garden umbrella
  • Free standing tool shed for garden tools (fibre glass box type from Builders Warehouse)
  • Large hedge clippers
  • Ladder for painting 

Other

  • Paint for facia boards
  • Carport for driveway to protect vehicles 
  • Exterior painting
  • Sound proof bedroom door
  • Vegetable/Fruit Juicer

CHOC Lodge Tygerberg:

Garden

  • Two patio alone standing umbrellas

Kitchen

  • Table linen
  • White crockery (cups, saucers, mugs; white is easier to replace if an item breaks)
  • Water glasses
  • Plastic containers (Tupperware)
  • Plastic containers for storage

Security

  • Sponsor needed for installation of outside beams that must be linked to alarm system.

Toys

  • Learner bicycle (with side wheels)
  • Toys for older boys (trucks, tippers and digger loaders)
  • Sand pit

Appliances

  • Music centrum or Radio/cd player
  • Sewing machine

Services/Repairs

  • Repairs to window frames/mechanisms
  • Inside and outside roof to be painted      
  • Gutters need to be repaired, cleaned and painted

Rooms

  • Bedside lamps
  • Bath towels
  • Single Duvet covers
  • New pillows
  • Single winter and summer fitted and flat sheets

CHOC House Plumstead:

Garden

  • Outdoor Patio set
  • Weber for braai/outdoor braai

Kitchen

  • Table linen
  • White crockery (cups, saucers, mugs; white is easier to replace)
  • Water glasses
  • Plastic containers (Tupperware)
  • Plastic containers (for storage)
  • Cutlery sets

Toys

  • Learner bicycle (with side wheels)
  • Toys for older boys (trucks, tippers and digger loaders)
  • Baby strollers

Appliances

  • Music centrum or Radio/cd player
  • Computer for playroom
  •  Small Microwave

Security

  • Electric fencing
  • Sponsor needed for installation of outside beams that must be linked to alarm system

Services/Repairs

  • Repairs to some facia boards
  • Repairs to kitchen tiles in House Supervisor’s Cottage

Rooms

  • 7 x Bedside lamps
  • Rugs
  • Bath towels
  • 7 x Single duvet inners
  • Standard cushions
  • Winter fitted sheets: 7 single beds and 6 double
  • Upholster existing cushions of couches in TV room

Other

  • Baby car seat
  • Interior of flat to be painted
  • Painting part of the exterior of the house
  • Replenish/replace First Aid Kit