Article 72

“Cape Town Rifles (Dukes) commemorated Youth Day”

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Cape Town Rifles (Dukes) commemorated Youth Day by handing over five large boxes of toys and other useful items to the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association at a small ceremony at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town on Wednesday 18 June 2014. The initiative is part of the Regiment’s ongoing social responsibility programme with the hospital.

The hospital was opened in 1956 through public subscription as a memorial to the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. Members of the Regiment were among these original donors. The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is South Africa’s only dedicated child health institution and offers a comprehensive range of specialist paediatric services to children.

Published in the Reserve Force Volunteer, Winter 2014.