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Beneficiaries across the country included the Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Starfish AIDS Foundation, while regional beneficiaries included: Gauteng

Free State

• Pretoria Sungardens

• Naledi Hospice in Bloemfontein

• Total Control of the Epidemic • Tshepo Hope Care Centre in Ekurhuleni

KwaZulu-Natal

• Tumelong Hospice

• Hope Centre

Eastern Cape

Mpumalanga

• Amatola HIV/AIDS Intervention Project

• Topsy Sanctuary

• Eastern Cape Community Chest – “Give as you earn” initiative • Port Elizabeth-based Empilweni Hospital

Western Cape

• East London’s House on the Rocks

• MaAfrika Tikkun

• St Bernard’s Hospice in East London • St Francis Hospice in Port Elizabeth • The Haven in Port Elizabeth Education Aspen continues to support The Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang Health Professionals Bursary and the Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, thereby assisting historically disadvantaged individuals to study medicine, pharmacy and related professions. This is in line with Aspen’s efforts to highlight the importance of healthcare education and leadership. Aspen further continued to sponsor the Friends of Mosvold Trust which offers bursaries to students committed to practising medicine and related professions in the resourcechallenged Umkhanyakude District in KwaZulu-Natal. The Group also continued to offer industry internships to 15 pharmacy students to complete the Post-Basic Pharmacist Assistant Course. Supporting the furtherance of general education, Aspen again arranged for the children of employees at the Port Elizabeth manufacturing facility to be tutored ahead of exams for Grades 10 – 12. In addition, for the third consecutive year Aspen participated in Cell C’s “Take a girl child to work” day, providing a career guidance workshop at its Port Elizabeth offices for 20 scholars from Masibambane High School. Girls attending the workshop said it taught them that they could be anything they aspired to be and not to give up on their dreams. An aspiring scientist among them was particularly pleased to see that “as a girl I can become what I want to be, as there are already girls doing it”. Healthcare. We care. In addition to support through the formal CSI programme, Aspen donated in-house laundry equipment to Empilweni Hospital to alleviate the recurring loss of linen when laundry services had been outsourced, as well as bedside screens, bedspreads, fridges and microwaves. The Group also donated television sets for the children’s orthopaedic ward at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth where a number of the young patients are immobile and in need of additional stimulation. Aspen’s CSI programme is not restricted to Group-level assistance as employees across the country generously participated in clothing, toy, and blanket drives during the year.

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