All-4-One, the Grammy Award-
winning,California-based R&B group, visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on Wednesday March 27.
The quartet were in the country to perform in Music Alla Kaap, produced and conceptualised by veteran entertainer Alistair Izobell.
All-4-One are known for I Swear, their best received single, which claimed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks, making it the number one selling single of 1994.
The four original members, Tony Borowiak, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez and Jamie Jones, are still in the group and are celebrating the their 25th anniversary this year.
They toured the hospital with Izobell and family members, strolling through ICU and surgical wards. Many nurses and hospital workers had their day made after the group posed with some of them for photos.
“It’s important to get the message of this hospital out there, and this group have given so much of their time,” said Andre Gilbertson, a spokesperson for the group. “Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital isn’t just a hospital for South Africans; it’s for the whole of Africa.”
The visit comes after the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Trust launched a fund-raising campaign, Leave Your Mark.
The trust’s CEO Louise Driver, said the money raised would be used for improved medical training, state-of-the-art equipment, research programmes and building projects.
The campaign aims to raise
R150 million in the next two years.
“South Africa is such a beautiful country, and visiting this hospital was very important to us. We’d rather be doing this, doing things that matter, rather than sitting at a restaurant or usual tourism stuff,” said Jones.
The Music Alla Kaap concert took place at GrandWest on Saturday.