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Support hospice by buying calendars, pink bracelets

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Helderberg Hospice has launched its 2022 calendar, featuring stunning floral images taken in the hospice garden and gardens on show during previous Open Gardens festivals.

The cover photograph, taken by Chris Morey, is a breathtaking view of Hospice House, while artist and avid gardener Renée Strydom took a photo of her own beautiful garden, which is again on show during the festival next weekend (Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October).

The rest of the photos were taken by local photographer Glenda Watling, whose eye for exquisite detail and glorious colours will bring calendar holders joy each new month.

The A4 wall calendars are on sale at R150 at the Helderberg Hospice office in Somerset West.

. The organisation is also selling pink bracelets for locals to show their support of the annual breast cancer awareness campaign.

October has become synonymous with pink ribbons and breast cancer, one of the most prevalent of cancers in South African women, although it has been reported that South Africa has one of the highest incidences of breast cancer in men, at 1 to 3% of breast cancers reported.

The survival rate is greatly increased the earlier a diagnosis can be made, so the awareness campaign aims to highlight the importance of being aware of any changes in one’s body or lumps in one’s breasts, and one must consult a doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis could possibly be life saving.

In light of these facts, Helderberg Hospice is selling pink bracelets for locals to show their support of the campaign at only R10 for packs of two pink bracelets.

These can be bought from Helderberg Hospice at 21 Old Stellenbosch Road or from the Helderberg Hospice charity shops in Somerset West and Strand.

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