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Donate water to help support those in need when Day Zero arrives!

We call on the public to donate sealed 5 litre water bottles that can be distributed to our patients through our palliative care team.

Cape Town is currently experiencing a severe drought with level 6b water restrictions in place. Currently all residents of the greater Cape Town area have a water allowance of only 50 litres per day. The City of Cape Town recently announced that 12 April 2018 will be “Day Zero” when the City will no longer be able to supply water to residents and the taps will run dry. After some disaster relief plans were implemented the City now estimates that Day Zero will be 4 June 2018.  When this happens people will have to queue for their 25 litre per day allowance at 200 water points in the region. But for those people with debilitating and life-limiting illnesses this will be an impossible task. At St Luke’s Combined Hospices we are doing everything we can to save and store water so that we can continue to care for our patients throughout Cape Town’s continued drought and despite the increased water scarcity. We have multiple water programs and strategic plans in place to ensure that our care services will not be interrupted during this period.

Every month St Luke’s Combined Hospices cares for over 900 patients at their homes who have life-limiting illnesses. Their lives and continued care are now severely threatened by the looming water crisis and Day Zero.

These patients are at the end of life and too frail to collect their own water. Many of them also do not have any close people who can go and collect water on their behalf. They therefore run a huge risk of not having any water after Day Zero hits.

Help us support those in need by donating water today!

How to donate water:

Your water donations of 5 litre sealed water bottles can be dropped off at your nearest St Luke’s Charity Shop.

Find your nearest St Luke’s Shop here:

For more information please contact us on 021 797 5335 or

If you are not able to drop off water you can donate to our water campign.

Donate R25 with SnapScan:

Donate R25 to our water campaign using the SnapScan code below. All money donated will be put towards buying bottles of water for distribution to our home based-patients and other water saving and water storage initiatives at our community hospices.

Donate via EFT:

Acc name: St Luke’s Combined Hospices
Bank: Nedbank
Acc No: 1051886309
Branch Code: 123209
Ref to be used: Water & surname

You can donate:

R25 = 1 x 5 litre bottle
R50 = 2 x 5 litre bottles
R75 = 3 x 5 litre bottles
R100 = 4 x 5 litre bottles
R150 = 6 x 5 litre bottles
R200 = 8 x 5 litre bottles
R250 = 10 x 5 litre bottles
Or any other amount. We appreciate all donations.

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