Bobby Van Jaarsveld visits Little Fighter Xaune Niewenhuis

24 February 2011

Xuane had a dream, to meet her hero, South African singer, Bobby van Jaarsveld. Little Fighters Cancer Trust contacted Bobby and organized a visit to her home. Bobby is a true STAR, he has out of his own, invited Xuane and Mommy Theresa to one of his concerts and entertained them backstage. We love it when dreams come true!

Volvo Cape Town joined the Shavathon for Little Fighters cancer Trust

3 March 2011

We were thrilled to hear that volvo Cape Town joined the Shavathon on the 3rd of March 2011.

Little Fighters Out to Help

6 June 2011
Article by Lise Beyers

AFTER seeing friends being crippled by cancer, a Paarl couple has taken it upon themselves to try and relieve the plight of cancer sufferers and their families. Thomas Engela and his wife, Tania, were faced with the excruciating news last year, when the newborn baby of a friend, Timothy Finaughty, was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia.

This was the start of a very long road of intensive medical treatment for Timothy and his mother Coralie. And Thomas and Tania have been taking this road step by step with them. Today Timothy is nowhere near recovery. At 18 months he weighs just over nine kilograms.

The Engela’s felt that they had to do something to help, not only for Timothy, but for the many cancer patients and their families throughout the Drakenstein area. They thus started the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, with the help of legal advisor Martin Oosthuizen and financial consultant Martin Louw.

The fight against cancer not only has a crippling effect on the sufferer, but on the family who generally face very hard times, which may continue for years.”

Since Timothy became ill, we have seen how many families are affected by cancer right across the area.”

And so Little Fighters was born. The trust assists cancer sufferers in any way possible, whether it be transport to and from hospitals, food, clothes, or just a general helping hand.

Little Fighters Cancer Trust gifts Reef Carneson a Breathing and Heartrate Monitor

10 June 2011

2 year old Reef Carneson was diagnosed with Cancer at 5 months of age and is the youngest child ever in South Africa to have had a bone marrow transplant. He needed a R2000 monitor to warn his parents if his heartbeat or breathing stops when he sleeps. The Little Fighters Cancer Trust, with the help of many gracious donors was able to provide Reef with the Breathing and Heartrate Monitor he needed!

SMS line activated to the financial benefit of LFCT

16 June 2011

If you are in SA and want to make a difference please

SMS LFCANCER to 31222

Subscribe for a motivational message from Monday to Friday.Costs only R10 per week. Little Fighters Cancer trust will be the beneficiary for money earned via sms subscriptions.To unsubscribe you can simply sms STOP LFCANCER to 31222.

eSeller Solutions sponsor great graphics design talent and support

27 June 2011

We are extremely grateful to eSeller Solutions for capturing exactly what we want to portray. It is also worth mentioning that this is the very first sponsor who has come aboard out of their own.

LANDO INTERNET SOLUTIONS comes on board

27 June 2011

LANDO INTERNET SOLUTIONS, we and all of our Little Fighter’s families thank you very much for your involvement and very kind sponsorship!

Kfm Radio proves to be THE CAPE NUMBER 1 RADIO STATION

27 June 2011

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust wishes to thank 94.5 Kfm for their generous sponsorship of advertiSing slots which will be aired soon. The Kfm Team did a fantastic job with the script. These slots are aimed at gaining more subscribers for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s sms line and to raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer. The slots will be broadcast soon so keep your radio tuned in to 94.5 Kfm if you are in the Western Cape!

THANK YOU KFM, FOR BEING THE DIFFERENCE!

First Awareness and Fundraising ads aired on 94.5 Kfm and 567 Cape Talk today

5 July 2011

Today, July the 5th, 2011, 94.5 Kfm and 567 Cape Talk aired the first of a two week long series of Childhood Cancer Awareness and Fundraising ads. The ads were most graciously sponsored by the respective radio stations. We have had great feedback from our supporters, many of whom spent the morning with one ear glued to the radio! THANK YOU 94.5 Kfm and 567 Cape Talk!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month

9 September 2011

As part of International Childhood Cancer Awareness month, the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is running a Gold Ribbon Childhood Cancer Awareness campaign during the month of September, making and selling thousands of gold ribbons. The Gold Ribbon Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign will be ended off with the Gala Gold Event on September 30th in Cape Town.

At the Gold Event, a mother who lost her six year old son to brain cancer will be a guest speaker. Professor Stefan from the University of Stellenbosch, a leading authority on childhood cancer, will also talk on the statistics and the realities. Ferdinand Rabie will be partner MC for the evening, Sterling EQ, Riaan Grobler and Jomari Greyling will provide live entertainment. There will also be a charity auction to raise much needed funds for the many families which the Little Fighters Cancer Trust supports on a daily basis.

Sterling EQ Visits Daisy Ward with LFCT

30 September 2011

Sterling EQ were LOVED by the Daisy Ward children with cancer when they arrived on December 21st with Christmas presents and edibles for all. From playing ball, to swings, to lots of love and hugs, it was not sure who stole whose hearts! Fun was had by all, and by the time Sterling EQ had to leave for a performance, new friends were made. A huge big THANK YOU to Sterling EQ for going that extra mile with LFCT. Your talent is only outranked by your generosity.

Sterling EQ endorses LFCT Sporting 4 CHILD CANCER

We were very pleased to be contacted by Carina Bruwer, Sterling EQ’s manager and flutist, shortly after the first Sporting 4 CHILD CANCER press release. We had a flying meeting with them in Pretoria straight after a performance at the Atterbury Theater. During the meeting they gave LFCT their full endorsement of the project.
It is wonderful that we have the support of this extremely talented group; they are great role models, and brilliant musicians and we are proud to be associated with them. Thank you, Sterling EQ, for all your support of Little Fighters, and welcome to the Sporting 4 Child Cancer team!

LFCT 2011 Gold Event

30 September 2011

LFCT ended off the Gold Ribbon Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign with a Gala Gold Event on September 30th in Cape Town. Ferdinand Rabie was co MC for the evening.

Professor Stefan from the University of Stellenbosch, a leading authority on Childhood Cancer and head of Tygerberg Pediatric Oncology, will also talk on the statistics and the realities of Childhood Cancer.

A mother who lost her six year old son to Brain Cancer, Bonita Suckling, will be a guest speaker. Sterling EQ, Riaan Grobler, Jomari Greyling and Liam Deminey will provide live entertainment. There will also be a Charity Auction to raise much needed funds for the many families which the Little Fighters Cancer Trust supports on a daily basis.

Childhood Cancer is NOT just a haircut!
Childhood Cancer does not need smiles, it needs Awareness and Funding!
Childhood Cancer deserves to be given a voice.
BE that voice!

Barry Hilton at Child Oncology Ward

12 October 2011

On Friday, October 12st, LFCT took Barry Hilton to visit the Childhood Oncology ward at St Josephs Home. We want South Africa to become more Aware of Childhood Cancer, and people like Barry have huge audiences, paying to listen to what he says.

Mr Hilton was very impressed by what LFCT does on a daily basis to support Children with Cancer and their Families, as well as with St Josephs way of caring for ill children. This is what Mr Hilton posted on his facebook page after his very emotional visit with Little Fighters Cancer Trust, “I have just visited St. Josephs home for Children and the only thing that supersedes my heartbreak is my anger. I am speechless.”

In support of Sunflower fund remember Bandana day

12 October 2011

Spend a twenty on something that’s definitely worth the money and support bandana day on the 12th of October. All money raised will be put towards increasing the South Africa Bone marrow Registry, which exists to find and match bone marrow stem cell donors for the people who need a transplant. Such as those with leukemia and other life threatening blood disorders. Imagine it was a close friend or family member of yours who was suddenly diagnosed with leukemia.

LFCT and Live to Race

23 October 2011

On Sunday, October 23rd, Little Fighters Cancer Trust was afforded the opportunity to take 17 Children, mainly from the Oncology ward at St Joseph’s Home, to Killarney race track in Cape Town. The event was organized by Live to Race, who extended an invitation to LFCT after hearing a radio interview about what the Trust does for Children with Cancer and their Families. The children had such fun, being driven around the track in, amongst others, a Ford GP 40, a Lotus Elise, AC Cobras, Porche GP 3’s. One of the drivers was world champion race driver, Sarel van der Merwe.

Lollos visits Child Oncology Ward

26 October 2011

Lollos was very excited to visit the Child Oncology ward at St Joseph’s Home on October 26th. He arrived just as the children had sat down to watch their Lollos 2 dvd and all chaos ensued when they saw Lollos in real life! Lollos danced, gave and received many hugs, posed for individual and group photographs and was so sad to go, but he had many other children to visit.

LFCT visited St Joseph Home

26 November 2011

LFCT visited St Joseph’s Home, where we have actively “adopted” the Paediatric Oncology Wards for 0-12 years as well as the Teenagers. We strive to supply to as much as possible of the children’s needs, be it toiletries, bedding, school bags and books, toys, outings and skills training.

On this particular day, we did an early Christmas Party with Plattypuss Productions, providing all the children with educational toys to help keep them busy over the December holiday season. We were also able to provide 30 Holiday Food Hampers for the children who could go home for the week over Christmas. As these children come from very impoverished areas, we provide the family with enough food to be able to look after the Child with Cancer’s nutritional needs appropriately.

St Joseph Home Family and Fun Day

3 December 2011

LFCT hosted a Fun and Family Day for all our Little Fighters, Families, Supporters and Sponsors at St Joseph’s Home. From early morning to late afternoon, there was much fun to be had with various games, jumping castles, food, drinks, and musicians Les Javan and Rikku Latti. There was also face-painting arts and craft tables, a pop a balloon game, a great lunch, a constant supply of drinks and sweets, and, of course, Santa Clause!

All our Little Fighters received their next year’s school bags and stationary, as well as some clothing, and families received very generous shopping vouchers to carry them through the Festive Season. 

We wish to thank St Joseph’s Home for their hospitality and for accommodating us. A great big thank you to UTI who sponsored most of the activities, food and drinks for the day. Thank you to Eurosteel for putting together the presents handed out by Santa Clause.

We sincerely hope that the Fun and Family Day will continuously be supported by our sponsors as well as attended by our supporters.