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Times Media’s book handover in conjunction with The BFG: The Big Friendly Giant to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Times Media Films recently completed a book collection drive with the BFG for books to donate to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital library.

Over 200 boxes of books were collected, of which a few were handed over today.

This initiative plays an enormous role in the necessity of instilling a love of books and reading in children from a young age. Not only can reading be described as the apex of educational escapism, it also is both fun and informative. The patients at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital will only benefit from this donation.

The unpacking commences.


Voila! Boasting classics such as Franklin W. Dixon’s Hardy Boys-series to a ‘book of the film’ version of High School Musical, the formerly empty bookshelf has now been transformed into a library.


Caron Rypstra, publicity manager: Independent Films; Pinky Mashigo, chief of operations: Nelson Mandela’s Children Fund; and Christiana Kossioris: business manger at Times Media Film proudly display the new additions to the hospital’s library.


In keeping with the hospital’s children and family-centered theme, the walls are decorated with characters who each have their own names and identities. There’s talk of creating a book series dedicated to all the characters. Watch this space…


Lulu Herkt, PR consultant for the hospital, in front of one of the hospital’s many ‘story walls’. Each wall depicts a beautifully illustrated (thank you, Piet Grobler!) version of a local children’s story. Aitsa.


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