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The Friends of the Children's Hospital Association also known as Focha, is a non-profit organisation registered with the department of social development and has been a support organisation at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital since 1978. 

Focha's primary objective is to minimise the hospitalisation experience for the patients attending Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, and to ease the adjustment process for their families by providing resources, support and education. 

We assist parents to manage the recovery of their children effectively. Our play volunteers support patients daily though play, reading and exposure to educational activities, we rely on these dedicated volunteers to "help make a recovering child smile". 

Coordinators see to the needs of the parents by providing meals, hygiene packs and for those going home a healthy food pack. Parents are exposed to educational and health and fitness workshops and spiritual support. To make this all possible, volunteers are supported by dedicated staff members who coordinate our activities in the hospital.

Donor Messages

We are donating for each member of our family. I challenge you to do the same. Every day should be Mandela day.
Sandy Vermeulen
elke bietjie help x
Nithin Sewraj Naidoo
with the little that i give, i hope it adds love and warmth to a child in need. Lots of Love and Hugs from Nithin & Nihal
Terri Caswell
I worked at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital for 1 year & the work that this NPO does has stuck with me ever since! Keep up the great work, FOCHA! :)
Amanda McCarthy
Every little bit helps :)

Activity feed

09 Jul 2018 R 103
Nithin Sewraj Naidoo donated R 4 000 to THE FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION via #CGMandelaMonth
05 Jul 2018 R 4 000
03 Jul 2018 R 69
03 Jul 2018 R 51