Bidvest Insurance Supports HACT’s Adopt-a-Bed Campaign

28 Aug 2018

HACT’s 24-bed Respite Unit is a time and resource intensive project costing approximately R5 million a year to run. As the only facility of its kind currently providing free inpatient care to those in dire need of assistance, the Unit, which is solely reliant on donations, is many people’s last hope…

HACT’s Adopt-a-Bed campaign enables local companies, churches, groups and individuals to sponsor a bed in the Unit and thus help cover some of the Unit’s essential operating costs (i.e. medication, nursing care, medical supplies, food and hygiene supplies, transport costs) which are crucial to providing care to children and adults suffering from end-stage AIDS and or cancer.

Lucy Cooke, Marketing Manager at Bidvest Insurance says for them, the campaign presented a unique opportunity for their company and staff to support the organisation’s life-saving and life-changing work. “We chose to partner with HACT as we want to hero those who promote sustainability and who empower others, and that’s exactly what HACT are doing.” says Lucy. 

For a donation of R6000 per month or R72 000 per year, HACT’s Adopt-a-Bed donors are helping HACT to give its patients a second chance at life. For many of our patients and their families, our Respite Unit is often just the first step in their journey back to health and wellness as from there, they go on to learn new skills and finding a new purpose through HACT’s various skills development and economic empowerment projects. 

If you would like to adopt a bed in HACT’s Respite Unit please contact our Marketing & Fundraising Manager, Claire Hodgkinson on 031 765 5866 or

Image Caption: Lucy Cooke, Bidvest Insurance's Marketing Manager presents HACT's Marketing & Fundraising Manager, Claire Hodgkinson with a cheque for R72 000 towards the Centre's Adopt-a-Bed campaign.

Bidvest Insurance Supports HACT’s Adopt-a-Bed Campaign