Cape Town – The Smile Foundation has urged South Africans to make a small donation towards a competition it is hosting to raise sorely needed funds for children in need of facial reconstructive surgery.
A non-profit organisation (NPO) helping to pay the surgical costs of needy children with facial abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate, the Smile Foundation is running a fund-raising raffle in which people can win a 2019 KIA Picanto 1.0 worth R155 000 as the first prize.
All you need to do to win the car - or a second prize of a Glenlivet whisky hamper, or a third prize of a Kindle Oasis - is buy a R50 raffle ticket.
Smile collaborates with academic hospitals nationwide to facilitate life-changing operations for children from as young as a few months old to young adulthood, helping them and their families on what is sometimes a very difficult journey, according to its chief executive Hedley Lewis.
“This latest fund-raiser will be used specifically to assist Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town with its paediatric surgical backlog. The hospital services a massive catchment area - from the desert in the north (of Africa) to the sea in the south, with some families travelling for days to bring their children to the hospital for the surgery they so desperately need.