“Walking through the Paediatric Wards of the local hospitals always brings a huge lump in my throat. Maybe I empathize so much with those parents because I have been there with my own child, or maybe because I know that feeling of helplessness of watching your child being sick and there is not much in your power that you can do to assist them.

Whatever the reason, I am always pleased to be part of the Hutz team to visit the wards for our annual Children’s Charity Event, and share some joy with their little patients. Each child is special and so are their needs…some are tremendously ill and can hardly crack a smile when you gently deposit a toy next to their bedside.

Others are already on the road to recovery and are keen to participate in singing songs and enjoying the entertainment on offer. Wherever they are in the healing process, we have had the privilege of sharing some time with them and spoiling them, on behalf of Hutz Medical.

Sponsored by Hutz Management, each child received a backpack filled with goodies. From puzzles and colouring-in books and stationery, to a set of toiletries and a soft toy to snuggle…for a brief while these children have the opportunity to forget about being ill or sore and just be a child enjoying themselves!

And that they did! From singing and dancing to jiving and jigs, our team had the children from Uitenhage Provincial Hospital, PE Provincial, Dora Nginza and Livingstone Hospital totally enthralled! We were accompanied by Teaspoon the clown and Father Christmas who were both a huge hit with the children.

So tonight as I write this, I can smile and say Hutz made a difference in a few children’s lives….and there are some teddy bears out there who are being snuggled and hugged tightly by some very happy children!” Brene Hershensohnn, Communications Manager.