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Hillbrow Community Maternity and Obstetrics Unit is Beneficiary of Kindness

Friday, 11 May 2018

Cell C has been alerted, by the Angel Network, to a dire need at the Maternity and Obstetrics Unit (MOU) at the old Johannesburg Hospital in Hillbrow. The MOU works under the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital.

It had come to the staff’s attention that many of the mothers came in to the MOU with just the clothes on their back and often possessed nothing to clothe their babies in once they were born.

Cell C has collaborated with The Angel Network in a truly community-based upliftment project.

Members of The Angel Network have donated handmade baby blankets, beanies and booties, as well as some pre-loved good conditioned clothes. Cell C has added baby grows, blankets, nappy cream, wash cloths, linen savers, maternity pads and nappies to the care package.

Cell C head office employee volunteers, who have also been asked to make donations, will hand over these much-needed care packages to deserving beneficiaries.

Melanie Ger, project manager for the initiative says: “The Angel Network is delighted that Cell C is supporting such a worthy community-based initiative. With the support of Cell C, what could have been an average appeal has turned into a much larger one - allowing us to reach out to so many more people in need.”

Adds Suzette van der Merwe, Managing Executive Corporate Social Investment at Cell C: “Together with The Angel Network we are aiming to make this a huge community project. Cell C staff and members of The Angel Network (there are more than 25 000) will assist in the project – whether it be sorting, packing, sewing or delivering. We are delighted to be involved.”




As a proudly South African company, Cell C ascribes to the philosophy of compassion and kindness as the catalyst for real change.

Every month, Cell C is spreading smiles by encouraging acts of kindness. An act of kindness is a gesture of goodwill towards someone or something. It doesn’t have to cost anything or much; what’s important is that it’s an act of expressing genuine care for another person or living being. It’s contagious and an opportunity for people to work together, create positive energy and inspire hope.


Issued by Nine Squared Communications of behalf of Cell C.

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