The Film Industry Fund is supported by 37 production companies and has to date given back more than R1 million to the community of Cape Town in a responsible manner. On Mandela Day, we handed a cheque for R50 000 to Atlantic Hope based in an area where we often film.
Atlantic Hope was founded by Marilyn May, an Enrolled Staff nurse registered with the South African Nursing Council and a member of the Society of Private Nurse Practitioners of South Africa.
She has over a decade of experience and expertise as a nurse in well-baby clinics, as a lactation counsellor, and as an Advanced Doula registered through WOMBS. She has successfully completed the Safe Care and Foster Parent Training Programme at Agape Community Services.
Marilyn is recognised by the Provincial Western Cape Department of Social Development as an approved safety parent, with a focus on child protection, and works closely with numerous Social Services in the Western Cape and surrounds.
Established in 2010, Atlantic Hope is a safety house for vulnerable babies, providing temporary and immediate placement within a safe and loving environment.
They provide basic developmental, physical and mental care. Medical needs are prioritised, and babies are fed, kept warm, and given affection in a stable environment.
Find out more at www.filmindustryfund.co.za