North Coast artists, Meyer Ernst and Steve van der Schijff helped to raise over R20,000 recently for the Ballito Cancer Support Network, with the auction of their paintings. The event was organised by Palm Lakes Family State and was held at the Club House in Palm Lakes. Jaime Ernst, who founded the Ballito Cancer Support Network, was delighted with the amount raised, which will help with items needed for palliative care for patients.
Jaime, a survivor of cancer herself – and a qualified nursing sister – has been a tower of strength in the Ballito community, comforting and motivating cancer sufferers, and helping to council the families of the patients. Commented the wife of one cancer patient “She was like a guardian angel to our whole family when my husband was in his final stages of cancer. She has put so much time and effort – and her own funds – into the Network, it’s wonderful to see that funding is being raised at an event like this.”
Visit the Ballito cancer support networks Facebook page for more information on this worthy cause.