FOCHA is the leading service provider at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch, Cape Town South Africa. Support patients and parents for more than forty years, by providing for all their non-medical needs.
Founding of The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association more than forty years ago.
A humble appeal by Professor Marius Barnard in 1978 to become a friend of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital had an overwhelming response that led to the establishment of The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association. The call went out women who had time and resources to come and play, read and tell stories to patients who became withdrawn and anxious of not being habituated with the hospital environment. Professor Barnard received and overwhelming response from interested people. Today FOCHA still “Help to make a sick child smile” and this is the impetus of all our efforts.