NEP hospital and hospice get donations |22 June 2022
The Friends of North East Point Hospital and Hospice (FNEPHH) and Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa have collaboratively donated R150,000 to the hospital.
The money was raised during a dinner event hosted by Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa at the Labriz Gastro Lounge, Bel Ombre on Saturday June 11, 2022.
Around 50 people attended the Supper Club dinner prepared by a visiting Michelin chef from the United Kingdom, Simon Hulstone.
During the 5-course dinner, an auction took place where guests bided for sculptures from the late Tom Bowers and Gerhard Buckholz, an Austrian sculptor who took over from Mr Bowers after his passing.
It was the chairperson of the association, Rose-Mary Lee-Bluemner and the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa area manager, Andre Borg, who presented the cheque to the chief executive of the Seychelles Health Care Agency, Dr Danny Louange, in a short ceremony held at the hospice on Friday last week.
The money will be used for minor renovation and to buy some essential important equipment for the comfort of the cancer patients and staff at both the hospice and a unit being run by the hospice at the North East Point Hospital. The essential items are supposed to help the staff deliver the best comfort and care for the patients.
Present at the donation were other representatives of FNEPHH, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa, staff of the hospice and friends (bidders) of FNEPHH.
Mrs Lee-Bluemner thanked Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa for partnering with them to raise the money to provide the best comfort and support to not only the patients and their visiting relatives but also to the staff of the two institutions. She also conveyed thanks to the bidders and the diners for their overwhelming generosity and support towards the association’s endeavour to assist the hospice and NEP hospital.
She also took the opportunity to unveil for the first time the association’s new logo which consists of a heart surrounded by the words, Concern, Compassion, Care and Comfort.
Mr Borg, who also thanked all those who played a part in the success of the fund- raising activity, said that the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa was very happy to have been involved in such a noble cause.
On his part, Dr Louange thanked FNEPHH and Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa for being generous, committed and for soliciting for the hospice and NEPH. He said their impressive contributions will be put to good use. At the moment there are six patients at the hospice and 20 at the NEPH. All patients are of mixed gender: males and females.
The Friends of North East Point Hospital and Hospice has been actively supporting the hospital since its formation in 2016.