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Making dreams possible for World Children’s Day

World Children's Day is commemorated to remind individuals to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

REACH for a Dream located in uMhlanga has a new Dream Room at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal, just in time for World Children’s Day, today (November 20).

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This innovative space, made possible by the Hollywoodbets Foundation, is set to make a profound and lasting impact on the lives of young patients and their families.

The Dream Room’s management is entrusted to Reach for a Dream staff, volunteers and partner organisations. This is the 52nd Dream Room in public hospitals across the country, supporting Reach for a Dream’s goal of establishing 70 Dream Rooms by 2026.

“Reach for a Dream, for 35 years, has been inspiring hope in children between the ages of 3 and 18 years, who are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, through the power of a dream. Each day, we aspire to be the catalyst of hope for these incredibly courageous young warriors. We are so grateful to the Hollywood Foundation who came on board to partner with us in building a dream room at Prince Mshiyeni Hospital. It is always wonderful to partner with donors who like to dream big with us and our dreamers. Thank you, Hollywood Foundation, for dreaming with us and our dreamers,” said Kerry Donkin, Reach for a Dream regional manager.

The Dream Room also incorporates a bike track.

Vuyisile Ngobese, Hollywood Foundation’s public relations officer, said the Hollywoodbets Foundation believes in the enduring impact of caring for children in need.

“This Dream Room at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital is our commitment to transforming paediatric healthcare experiences. It’s not just a room; it’s a sanctuary of hope and joy for these young patients. We’re honoured to collaborate with the hospital and Reach for a Dream in making a tangible difference. Together, we’ll bring warmth and positivity to their challenging journey,” he added.

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