Voices for Hospice hit all the right notes

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Voices for Hospice were heard throughout last week in aid of South Coast Hospice.

On Monday, Michael Scheepers, a preacher in training, attended Hospice’s morning prayers and shared his inspiring message with the staff and volunteers.

“We were so grateful that Rev. Jim van Helsdingen visited us on Tuesday and prayed for all the staff, volunteers and patients,” said South Coast Hospice fund-raising co-ordinator BT King.

“The beautiful voice of Mrs Silna van Wyk singing Amazing Grace was heard throughout Hospice and we thank pupil Jennifer who supported on the key board.  Thank you Port Shepstone High.  If only we could start our Wednesday mornings on such a high note.”

On Thursday and Friday, the Hospice team sang two special songs which they had been practicing.

Thursday evening saw the annual School Voices for Hospice presented at the Norwegian Settlers Church in the early evening.

Six schools participated, namely Creston College Marimba Bands, Izotsha Primary School, Port Shepstone High School, Port Shepstone Junior Primary School, Suid-Natal Primêre Skool and Olwandle High School.

The church was filled to capacity and chairs had to be brought in for community members. All the schools excelled in their performances and those in attendance were blessed with beautiful voices.

“South Coast Hospice has truly been blessed by the community and schools,” said King.

“We congratulate all the music teachers who spend so much time in teaching and nurturing these young voices. We take this opportunity to not only thank the scholars and teachers who participated  but also the school principals who allowed their participation in the annual event which happens in all the Hospices  throughout the world.

“South Coast Hospice wishes to thank Angie and Norwegian Settlers Church for the use of their premises. Dr. Yvonne Huskisson who guides and helps us with the schools to participate and putting the program together and the staff of Hospice who helped with the seating and collection.

“A special thank you to the principal of Olwandle High School who allowed their choir to do their very first public appearance and under the guide of their Choir Mistress Thuli, gave a wonderful rendition of a traditional Zulu Wedding song and dance. She also composed a song for Hospice, thanking us for the work we do in the community.”

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