An update from South Africa and Young Hearts Africa

Published on Sep 10th, 2023

You will remember, that thanks to your generous contributions, we raised over 10,000€ for the charity Young Hearts Africa (YHA) at our last conference in Cape Town.

I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the incredible impact of our recent charity auction. Your support is making a significant difference in the lives of children in need.

YHA has achieved remarkable milestones. So far, they have assisted over 30 children at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, providing vital cardiac care. Plans are underway to expand their efforts to Groote Schuur Hospital and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in the coming year. This expansion will increase their reach and impact, touching the lives of even more young patients in Africa.

In their determination to create lasting change, YHA is now working toward building a specialized Paediatric Cardiac Unit for Africa at the Red Cross Hospital. This ambitious project aims to be completed within the next three years, offering hope and brighter futures for countless children across the continent.

Donovan Fraser, and Bruce Boake of BKR member firm Boake Inc. in Johannesburg attended the prestigious Conscious Companies Awards Ceremony last night which saw Dr. Wilhelm Lichtenberg, the founder of Young Hearts Africa honoured with the NGO/NPC category award in recognition of the outstanding work of the charity. This award highlights the significance of their mission and the impact they have made.

Your participation in the charity auction has directly contributed to these achievements. Your generous support has provided life-saving medical care, giving vulnerable children a chance to thrive.

Thank you once again for your compassion and commitment to this worthy cause.

Together, we can change lives and build a brighter future.