DeLescaut Childrens Foundation

The objective of the foundation is to provide physical and/or financial support to organisations, both private and government in South Africa, who are judged by the board to be in need. The support shall not be to any one individual or foundation, but shall be for the benefit of all children of the organisation chosen by the board.

Knights Pendragon works with the DeLescaut Childrens Foundation to assist the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Paediatric Burns Intensive Care Unit by assisting in the raising of funds and facilitating the supply of necessary equipment maintenance, replacements and upgrades with the primary objective of reducing infections in the young burns patients and aiding their recovery.

The Paediatric Burns unit admits about 400 children annually and strives to serve the community by:
• Emphasising primary prevention of burns through community outreach and education;
• Conduction Emergency Management of Severe Burns courses;
• Creating a larger unit with its own independent theatre and anaesthetic support
• Providing a nurturing and stimulating environment to recover in;
• Recruiting and retaining nursing staff.

Please Contact Lyndsay Barr on 083 767 3988

To learn more about it

Wish List – Apr 2020

Please consider assisting the DeLescaut Childrens Foundation & particularly the Chris Hani Baragwanath Paediatric Burns Unit with a cash donation or one or more of the following items on their wish list below. All being essential to sustain the home and rehabilitate its young residents. If you wish to donate, please contact Lyndsay Barr of the DeLescaut Childrens Foundation on 083 767 3988 to discuss what you can offer.

Doctors’ Room

This room was renovated by Heal the Burns for the ICU doctors. The room is fully equipped, however, the following items need replacing:
• DSTV stand
• Two sturdy (but comfortable) chairs
• Monthly supply of tea, coffee, milk, sugar and rusks.

Nurses’ Tea Room

This room was renovated by Heal the Burns for the nurses. The room still needs the following items:
• TV and DSTV decoder
• Comfortable “dining room” type chairs
• A printer (black and white)
• Installation of an electrical socket
• Monthly supply of tea, coffee, milk, sugar and rusks.

General Wards

• Installation of a door so that the children and parents can access the garden
• Replacement of the sound system
• Installation of various electrical sockets
• 6 x leather lazy-boys.


• Overhaul of ventilation system.


Heal the Burns provides the following supplements to the children:
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin E
• Multivitamin syrup
• Paediatric Cal-Mag
• Thiamine
• Fexofenadine – (antihistamine to help with severe itchiness
related to wound healing)
• Clonidine – (for pain control)
• Gabapentin- (for pain control)

Food Supplements

We have introduced the Peanut Butter Project, each child is given a sachet/s of peanut butter daily to supplement their nutrition.
• 15 gram peanut butter sachets (Yum-Yum or Woolworths)


In an effort to curb infection control we provide each staff member with scrubs. We also provide pyjamas for the children. These as washed in the unit. The pyjamas are specifically made to accommodate various types of burns. Currently we are in need of the following:
• 11 pairs of scrubs
• 150 sets of pyjamas in various sizes

Home- made items

We have various individuals and organisations who knit and crochet blankets for us. These are washed within the unit. They provide huge comfort to the children. These blankets are often sent home with the children when they are discharged.
• Blankets
• Beanies
• Knitted toys


Because we do all the washing of the blankets and pyjamas in the unit we require an ongoing supply of the following items:
• Washing powder
• Softener
• Wool softener