Painting it Forward is an annual event that was established in 2014 by Chris Lategan, a local Cape Town resident. After learning of a growing tumour at the centre of his brain Chris had a life-saving operation and wanted to ‘pay it forward’ as a thank you to the medical professionals and staff that helped him and nursed him back to health.

Chris, an Art Director in the Cape Town film industry, called on friends, family and the local community and in 2014 gathered over 100 eager and talented individuals to paint a Children’s ward at Tygerberg Hospital for the first Painting it Forward event. The walls were cleaned, repainted and decorated with colourful murals. The feedback was vey  positive from hospital staff, parents and the children themselves. 

After seeing the initiative sparking the emergence of a Painting it Forward as far afield as Taiwan in 2016 and 2017, Painting it Forward Cape Town, in partnership with The Daniel and Friends Fund (a registered NPO that works with children with special needs), will be splashing their paint on the walls on an annual bases. 

The aim is to raise sponsorships and go out and beautify various children's facilities. Daniel and Friends Fund is proud to be associated with this very rewarding project. 

Tygerberg Hospital 2014

Tygerberg Hospital 2015

Karl Bremer 2016

Red Cross Children's Hospital 2018


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