HOT Cares Christmas

HOT Cares Christmas to Ease the Pain of ICU Nurse Thanks to Close Friend

The Hot Cares Christmas team has been blown away by the number of stories that have reached us from friends and family, putting forward the cases of those close to them, in a bid to ease the pain – be it physical, mental or financial. Suzan Blackstock got in touch with us with such a story. It concerns her close friend and fellow ICU nurse, Kim Decsi. They’ve known each other […]

todayDecember 13, 2021

HOT Cares Christmas

HOT Cares Christmas Puts Community Hero First This Festive Season

The tourism industry has been one of the industries most affected by Covid-19 and the resulting lockdowns, so it’s no surprise to hear hard-luck stories from people in that sector. Charmaine Banks has such a story, but it’s also an inspiring one. “All our lives were turned upside down in March 2020 and for the last 21 months we have been given constant blows, ranging from lockdowns to riots, our […]

todayDecember 10, 2021

HOT Cares Christmas

HOT Cares Christmas Takes Care of Education for Neglected 8-Year-Old

Every child deserves an education and that was the basis for Davina Leenders getting in touch with the Hot Cares Christmas team this festive season. She tells the story of eight-year-old Jean-Marie Jacobs, who was born to parents involved in alcohol and drugs, living on the streets and battling to put one foot in front of the other. She was taken away from her parents at around 18 months and […]

todayDecember 10, 2021

HOT Cares Christmas

HOT Cares Christmas to Cover Cargo Costs for Vital Transplant This Festive Season

Good friends are hard to find, but sometimes they’re worth waiting for. For some lucky people, they find their best friends at an early age, and Noeleen Arthur is such a person. She contacted the Hot Cares Christmas team with a festive season request for her friend Anita, who is a single mother. “We've been best friends since the age of six,” says Noeleen. “Sadly, we lost one of our best […]

todayDecember 9, 2021

HOT Cares Christmas

HOT Cares Christmas and Orthopedic Pillow and Mattress Change Another Life This Festive Season

Most of us want to care for our parents and give back to them all that they gave us growing up. That’s love, attention, and the kind of care we enjoyed as kids, knowing that someone was there, looking after us and ensuring we had everything we needed. Brian Smith can certainly relate, and he wants to do whatever he can for his mom Wendy, who has had a bit […]

todayDecember 9, 2021

HOT Cares Christmas

HOT Cares Christmas and Gold Reef City to Make Dream Come True This Festive Season

Many of us have an inspirational sibling we look up to and that’s the case with Maree Doherty. It’s her older brother Dominique Beech and she got in touch with the Hot Cares Christmas team to tell his story and make a plea for his dream to come true this festive season. “Imagine not being able to see your children’s faces properly anymore,” says Maree. “The fear of not seeing […]

todayDecember 8, 2021

HOT Cares Christmas

HOT Cares Christmas Partners with the Dis-Chem Foundation to Change the Life of an 11-Year-Old Hard of Hearing Child

It’s always the stories about children that hit us the hardest, and the Hot Cares Christmas team is no different. We received a note from Samantha Jordaan, who’s 11-year-old son Leonardo was diagnosed with severe sensory-neural hearing loss in his right ear and profound hearing loss in his left ear, at the age of three. As a result, he wears hearing aids, but has been wearing the same hearing aids […]

todayDecember 8, 2021

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