Hospice Wits, a Non-Profit Organisation that focuses on caring and supporting patients with life-threatening illnesses, is one such organisation that is in need of support. Established in 1979, it has grown substantially over the years to serve families in the Johannesburg metropolitan areas, as well as Soweto. Focusing on quality of life and dignity for all, the organisation not only provides holistic home based care its patients, but offers support for the families as well. Patients can also be admitted into the in-patient unit if necessary, for pain and symptom control, and respite care.
Every year Hospice Wits hosts “Night With The Stars”, a fundraising fashion show which aims to raise funds and support in order to take care of about 10,000 indirect and direct beneficiaries of Hospice Wits. Night With The Stars is an event that brings together over 100 celebrities,media personality and fashion brands in one place. These media personalities become models for the night as they walk down the ramp in clothes from some of the top fashion brands available in South Africa.
On Sunday 15 April 2018, Protea Court in Sandton City was filled with celebrities, media house and supporter of Hospice Wits as they all attended and participated in Night With The Stars Fashion Show showcasing some of South Africa’s top fashion designs as well as designs from international fashion brands. We got to see designs from Gert-Johan Coetzee, JJ Schoeman, Poetry, Black Coffee, Adidas, ERRE, Cotton On Kids, Palse and many more amazing brands. The runway was filled with ever smiling celebrities like Pearl Thusi, Simphiwe Dana, Lucia Mthiyane, Lira, Unathi and more. Through the hard work of all the designers, celebrities and the organizers of NWTS as well as support from all the sponsors, over R300K was raised from the event.
There is a lot that we as the public can do to lend a help to Hospice Wits, through volunteering your time, shopping at their second hand shops as well as donate some money and belonging that you never use. Get in touch with Hospice Wits here
All images by Eunice Driver/ Eunice Driver Photography