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Durban University of Technology’s Isolempilo Campus Health Clinic recently hosted Cuppa Cansa Day.

For years now, the Department of Student Health dedicates their time to serving tea, coffee, muffins and scones to the DUT staff community for R10 and all proceeds go to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

Cuppa Cansa at DUT is about colleagues, friends, survivors and acquaintances getting together to fight cancer, while also fun doing it. The clinic staff funds the initiative from their own pockets with the help of Food and Nutrition Department baking the scones and muffins at a very reasonable price.

Sooriagandhi Wardthen; Campus Health Manager said over the years, the Department of Student Health has included students in fundraising. The Department had stands outside the Steve Biko library and another at the ML Sultan Campus.

“Our target is staff, so this year we made personal deliveries to their offices as requested”, said Wardthen.

The total amount that was raised this year is R3 249.00, with the Department of Information Technology donating R590.00. Most staff members donated more than R10 out of the goodness of their hearts. Some staff members made contributions in memory of a loved one, a family member or colleague living with cancer.

Wardthen said anyone wanting to donate to the CANSA foundation can go directly to their offices located at Umbilo Road.
The Department of Student Health would like to thank everyone who donated and made the initiative worthy.

–Nomvula Sikakane
Pictured : Judith Mdletshe; Isolempilo Clinic Admin Assistant, Soori Wardthen; Chief Professional Nurse (Campus Health Manager), Lynette Chetty; Senior Professional Nurse, Jeslyn Hoover; second-year PR Student, Lerato Mndaweni; Isolempilo Clinic Admin Assistant, Sbongile Khuzwayo; Umoja staff member and Nomusa Mhlongo; Senior Professional Nurse at DUT.

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