'Friends of Valkenberg Trust Benefit' Exhibition Preview at Valkenberg Hospital

Published 21 November 2022 in News

'Friends of Valkenberg Trust Benefit' Exhibition at Valkenberg Hospital Preview

Friendly Market & Festival

Valkenberg Hospital Sports Field, Observatory Road, Observatory 7925, Western Cape, South Africa

Saturday 03 December 2022, 10:00 - 15:00 (GMT+2)

Participating Artists Include: Tanisha Bhana, Bernard Brand, Annemi Conradie-Chetty, Adriaan Diedericks, Daniël Hugo, Octavia Roodt, Neo Theku & Nina Torr.

ESCAP3 Gallery in proud Collaboration with the 'Friends of Valkenberg Trust', is delighted to present our First Benefit Group Exhibition, 05 December 2022 - 03 February 2023. All proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the Registered Non-Profit Organisation, the 'Friends of Valkenberg Trust'.

A selection of the works will be on exhibit during the 'Friendly Market & Festival'. For more information about the 'Friendly Market & Festival' please navigate to the 'Friends of Valkenberg Trust' website here

About the Friends of Valkenberg Trust - Overview

The Friends of Valkenberg Trust is an NPO working in conjunction with hospital staff at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital to promote the recovery of people with serious mental illnesses.  This is vital work, as it means people can get back to their lives, their families, their jobs and their communities.

We recognize and appreciate the team of staff who make recovery possible and serve to remind the larger community, and the service users themselves, that recovery is possible.

We started small. We started as a vision to make a difference at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital and change lives. We became an integral part of the recovery process at this hospital.

Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital serves adults from a diverse area of more than a million people in the Western Cape-–from Simon’s Town to Nyanga, Grassy Park to Atlantis. Most come from disadvantaged communities. Many have little family or community support and will be in the hospital for a number of weeks.

Through its 60+ volunteers, the Friends of Valkenberg works in conjunction with hospital staff to provide a range of services designed to bring hope and comfort to patients during their stay at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital; meeting direct needs and helping patients along the road to recovery.

Read about our journey, our governance, how to help, and more of what we do