World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is an international event where all the hospices around the world raise funds and awareness of palliative care in their countries.
This year the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) of South Africa is organizing an event which will take place at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on the 1st October 2015.
The “Hidden Talents” event has received sponsorship and the event organisers have support from local celebrities as MC and judges who have a large fan basis and who are currently on mainstream radio, such as Good Hope FM and television shows such as Expresso.
The aim is to raise awareness of palliative care and to raise funds for palliative care. The theme of World Hospice Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) is Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients and we are targeting school children to showcase their talents for a number of reasons. This year is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network; children are often forgotten and are “hidden patients” and because talent is often hidden in young people until discovered. So the theme of the event draws on the theme of WHPCD and provides an opportunity for young people to showcase their talents though the ‘Hidden Lives, Hidden Talents’ event. We also hope to expand our reach and awareness with the youth.
This event is aimed at all high schools in the Western Cape and is open to learners aged 13 – 18 years. The run up to this event includes a 5 week extensive social media campaign where all our sponsors will be given publicity.One of the three main judges is a talent scout who will be giving away a talent contract for one of the top 15 finalists.
Auditions will be opening soon…
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