of the South African population annually sustains serious burn wounds. That amounts to 1.6 million cases per year of which 3500 are children … burn victims per year.

Who we are

The Avela Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to help children with burn injuries on their road to physical and psychological recovery. Our foundation was inspired by a brave young girl who showed tremendous courage in the face of adversity.

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What we do

We want to support South African children with burn injuries. Through fund raising, we can assist with their psychological support. This will help them discover their full potential, as recovery is a lifelong rehabilitative process.

Funding will provide for the latest equipment to improve appearance, texture and thickness of their burn scars.

It is also our goal to raise funds to fulfil their special wishes through the Avela #TogetherToGift project.

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South African’s can use the Snapscan QR code below for simple & safe donations


Ways to Contribute


Recovery of mind, body and soul after suffering from burn wounds is a process many of us can’t begin to understand. Donate to make it easier.

We Made It To Everest Base Camp!

R2.1m raised for the Kimberley Hospital burn ward refurbishment and the UMATTER burn support programme.

News & Events


Press Release – November 2018

Signature Of Hope Gala Dinner Announced:
Luke Dale Roberts & Co Introduces A New Culinary Concept Charity Event
South Africa, Cape Town, November 2018;
CAPE TOWN’s most glamorous gastronomic gala event is set …

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Approx. 6500

South African children (1-14 yrs) die a year from burn related injuries and 75% are fluid related burns.




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