Little Fighters Cancer Trust, with partners, Lollos and Kinderfli, made Valentine’s Day 2013 a special treat for the Paediatric Oncology Ward at Tygerberg Hospital. Thank you to ALL involved! Especially Prof Christine Stefan, proud LFCT Childhood Cancer Awareness Ambassador, for her tireless work in this, and many other Paediatric Oncology Wards across the African Continent.
Paarl Virgin Active dedicated this week’s Zumba classes to our Little Fighters and Childhood Cancer wareness! Great fun was had by all and LFCT would like to thank Virgin Active and its members for your awesome support! 18 Feb 2013
Sue Kelly and Team
Sue Kelly and her amazing Team travels the country, setting up Childhood Cancer Awareness stands in malls. They utilize this opportunity to assist LFCT in raising much needed funds, by selling beautiful Funky Frogs 🙂 Please support Sue Kelly’s Team whenever you see them.
LFCT and Cupcakes
Little Fighters Cancer Trust and Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer combined forces to deliver LFCT Bags of Hope to all the patients and parents in Red Cross G1 Ward today, International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. Every child, parent and staff member was also treated with specially made cupcakes and there was many a smile. 15 February 2013
The whole LFCT Team and family pulled together with the packing and loading for tomorrow’s LFCT& Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer Bag of Hope delivery. Thank you to supporter Pauline Cronje for lending a helping hand!
Seisoene van Die Lewe
Author, Sandra Uys, donated the rights to her book, “Seisoene van die Lewe” to Little Fighters Cancer Trust, which means, all proceeds from this book will benefit our Little Fighters and their families. The book launch in Paarl this past weekend was a gathering of LFCT Supporters, and we thank those who took the time and made the effort to support this LFCT event. 25 Feb 2013
Little Fighters Cancer Trust and Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer are combining efforts to do an LFCT Bag of Hope delivery to Red Cross G1 Ward Tomorrow, February 15th. We just did the last of the shopping and the 55 Bags of Hope will be packed this afternoon and evening.
170 Cyclists from all over South Africa and Abroad will take part in the 2013 PnP Cape Argus, cycling under the LFCT/KARGO National Childhood Cancer Awareness Cycling Team. We will post pre event, event and post event photographs so that everyone can keep up with this amazing project! THANK YOU to the cyclists who keep sending in their photographs taken on the road, so that we can see you guys in action!
Sors Fighting for Childhood Cancer
Sors Grobbelaar is a Professional Martial Artist actively competes in K-1, Muaythai & MMA. He is also a proud Little Fighters Cancer Trust Childhood Cancer Awareness Ambassador, and dedicates all his fights to our Little Fighters and their Families. One man’s Fight for Childhood Cancer Awareness! Just AWESOME!
Swim for Hope
Carina Bruwer from Sterling EQ swam 8 kilometers around Cape Poiunt for Little Fighters Cancer Trust and Childhood Cancer Awareness. She braved icy cold waters, schools of stinging jellyfish, strong currents, a kelp forest, being crushed by waves in the shallows, losing her goggles in the waves…and she pushed through with determination, fighting every moment, and, in 2 hours 36 minutes (only 16 minutes slower than her record which was set 9 years ago in 17 degrees water) SHE DID IT!
Mothers Day JHB Gen
On Sunday, May 12th, 2013, LFCT made Mother’s Day a special occasion for the Mothers and Children in Peadiatric Oncology at Charlotte Maklekle Hospital. There is a very long list of thank you’s. Bernadette da Silva, Vicky Rae, Mojo MotherRussia, Barbara Frew, Frew Studios, Northridge Ladies Circle (No. 7), Edenvale Ladies Circle (No. 6), Golden Sun Spar, Dalrod Office Supplies , Katrin Jansen Van Vuuren, Delia Mallinick.
THANK YOU to every person who contributed in any way to making this a memorable and special Mother’s Day! The mothers received gift bags and cash which they can use to purchase something they need, an awesome meal, the children received beautiful gift bags filled with treats and toys!
Mothers Day Tygerberg
On Sunday, May 12th, 2013, LFCT made Mother’s Day a special occasion for the Mothers and Children in Pediatric Oncology at Tygerberg Hospital. There is a very long list of thank you’s. Cancervive and Revlon for the handbags, make up for the mothers and the sticker books and lolliepops for the children. Cupcakes for Kids with Cancer’s Liz and Donne for the cupcakes for the mommies and nusing staff and for the cupcake decorating sets and expertise for the children. Sarmie Mommies for Mother’s Day cards and coloring books and crayons. Charmaine for the delicious cupcakes. Joanne for the crockery and kettles, and for driving all the way to Paarl to deliver goodies for the mommie’s bags earlier the week. Shiraz Ladies Circle #8 and all their friends for collecting toiletries, choccies and goodies for the mommie’s bags. Cadburys for the Milk Trays. Fair Cape Dairies for the milkshakes. Genesis Medical Scheme for the teddies. Liezel Terry for more cupcakes. Francien for the lovely beanies and scarves we could gift each child. There was smiles, laughter and a lot of fun had.
THANK YOU to every person who contributed in any way to making this a memorable and special Mother’s Day!
Mothers Day Red Cross
On Sunday, May 12th, 2013, LFCT made Mother’s Day a special occasion for the Mothers and Children in Peadiatric Oncology at Red Cross Hospital. There is a very long list of thank you’s. Cancervive and Revlon for the handbags, make up for the mothers and the sticker books and lolliepops for the children. Cupcakes for Kids with Cancer’s Liz and Donne for the cupcakes for the mommies and nusing staff. Sarmie Mommies for Mother’s Day cards and coloring books and crayons. Shiraz Ladies Circle #8 and all their friends for collecting toiletries, choccies and goodies for the mommie’s bags and collecting funds for the catering and helping with the setting up. Arno for the magazines. Verso for donating towards the catering. Cadburys for the Milk Trays. Fair Cape Dairies for the milkshakes. Genesis Medical Scheme for the teddies. Sania for more cupcakes. Shamielah for delivering more choccies. Bruce’s Catering for ALWAYS making the best food and the willingness to deliver and serve on a Sunday. Johanna for the help setting up. Francien for the lovely beanies and scarves we could gift each child. There was smiles, laughter and a lot of fun had.
THANK YOU to every person who contributed in any way to making this a memorable and special Mother’s Day!
Snug as a Bug
On Saturday, June 20th, we were able to do the first SNUG AS A BUG PROJECT deliveries! 30 Children with Cancer at St Joseph’s Home as well as individual Onco Families received YOUR kind donations. The children LOVED their new winter clothes!
THANK YOU to every person who made a contribution to the SNUG AS A BUG Project! It took a bit of organising, and you will see some faces peering through the windows as we were setting up and getting ready for the huge Dress-Over:-)
Wonderful chaos ensued, with many little hands grabbing eagerly, but we managed to make sure everyone received the same and was happy! Thank you too to our faithful volunteer, Anneline, for her and her girl’s help. Just look how smart our Little Fighters look here!
Barefoot for a Day
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust‘s Barefoot for a Day Project, where our AWESOME facebook supporters donated just under 200 pairs of new shoes for children with cancer, culminated in the delivery to the Daisy Ward at St Joseph’s home for Chronically Ill Children, this past Saturday. So much fun was had, as you will see from these photographs!
We are receiving SO many knitted and crocheted beanies as part of our Knit One-Slip One Project, that we could also make sure each child in the ward of 25, has enough beanies to keep warm this winter, as we dropped off almost 100 beanies! Colouring books and crayons were handed out, much to the delight of the children and staff. Fair Cape Dairies made sure everyone had delicious yoghurts and fruit juices!
THANK YOU to every individual supporter and corporate sponsor who had a part in making this a very special and fun filled day for Daisy Ward!
Mandela Day Serverst
Servest, one of our Partners, spent their 67 Minutes for Mandela Day with Little Fighters Cancer Trust and brought some joy to children with cancer. THANK YOU to the amazing staff from Servest, who had as a great time as our Little Fighters!
Premier Office Mandela Day
The Western Cape Premier’s Office, Policy and Planning Directorate, chose to spend their 67 Minutes for Mandela Day with Little Fighters cancer Trust to bring a lot of joy to Children with Cancer. Educational books and activity sets, snack time and lots of love and play, and even face painting! Thank you to every person who came to show some love!
Knight Piesold Mandela Day
Our partner, Knight Piésold, spent their 76 Minutes for Mandela Day with LFCT, and brought much excitement and joy with them, with a great selection of outside play area toys! It took us a while, through all the excitement, to actually GET outside, but everyone had such great fun! Thank you Knight Piésold !
Short Notice Birthday Wish
This morning, we got a message from one of our onco mommies, about a friend of a friend whose friend is the grandmother of another Little Fighter, Mar-Lee, who is in Red Cross with her mommy. Both Mar-Lee and her mommy have their birthday today, with no friends or family in Cape Town.
So, we made a few quick calls, and both Mar-Lee and her mommy got treats and birthday gifts delivered to them in Red Cross.
Happy Birthday Mar-Lee and Lee!
THANK YOU to Charmaine Bronkhorst who dropped everything and helped us BIGTIME in making this birthday a special one, despite the circumstances!
Minister Theuns Botha
Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, joined Little Fighters Cancer Trust at Tygerberg Pediatric Oncology to receive GOLD RIBBONS for Childhood Cancer Awareness, for himself and Cabinet, which they have committed to wearing during the month of September.
Arch Bishop Tutu
Archbishop Emeritius Desmond Tutu is proudly wearing his Little Fighters Cancer Trust GOLD RIBBON for Childhood Cancer Awareness, and will continue to do so with love for all the children of South Africa!
LFCT deliveries to St Joseph Home Oncology
So, what does LFCT do the day before our biggest annual event, the 2013 LFCT Gold Event? We go and play at St Joseph’s Home Oncology!
For the first time ever, we had our National Volunteers with us for the Gold Event, and we took them to do some work.
Being school holidays, the children truly appreciated the large amount of Junior National Geographic and activity sets.
A garden snail joined in the excitement, and lots of laughs and giggles followed with “scaring” the ladies.
We recently received the most beautiful Brooke’s Blossoms N Buddies Blossoms and handed them out. As quite a few of the children went home for the school holidays, and there was six of our children in hospital on the day, there was only one young man, and a LOT of ladies. An impromptu modelling session followed the handing out of the Blossoms, and Brooke, the girls absolutely LOVED them! Lots of squirts followed by our young man with his pin on water rose:-)
Of course we took some LFCT branded Fair Cape Dairies 175ml yoghurts, and this was a real treat for all the youngsters. Lots of faces had to be washed, and we were able to leave quite an amount of yoghurts in the ward fridge for the children to enjoy in the following days.
The Media24 Dollies was handed out, and each was chosen with such love and care. Quite befitting the love and care that went into making each of these Dolls
Fair Cape and Media 24
Fair Cape Dairies made
a bold move to brand all their 175 ml yoghurts for Childhood Cancer Awareness
and 20c per cup will be donated to Little Fighters
Cancer Trust. Media24, our media partner, hosted a launch of
these products at their head office in Cape Town today. 1300 more people are
Childhood Cancer Aware!
The Fair Cape LFCT product will be available in your local Shoprite Checkers, SPAR and selected Pick n Pay stores from today onward, until the print runs out.
Truly amazing, was seeing the Early Warning Signs posters up at most workstations at Media24 Head Office! Amazing effort by all, and, THANK YOU FAIR CAPE AND MEDIA24!
3rd Annual LFCT Gold Event
The 3rd Annual LFCT gold Event was hosted at the Strand Towers Hotel in Cape Town, on September 28th, 2013.
Against a backdrop of incredible entertainment by Garth Taylor and multi- award winning Sterling EQ, the Little Fighters Cancer Trust offered a platform for the South African Paediatric Tumour Registry to release the latest South African Childhood Cancer Statistics. This was done by Dr Ronel Uys, from Tygerberg Hospital’s Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Department.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust ran through the 2013/2013 year’s activities, support and awareness projects, and a highlight was SWIM FOR HOPE, which has turned one woman’s passion and dedication to our cause, into an annual, endurance swimming event. Please see www.swimforhope.co.za for more information on the next Swim for Hope.
The LFCT Annual Gold Event aims to place International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is September, on a more visible and widely supported platform. For enquiries on sponsorship opportunities for the LFCT 2014 Annual Gold Event, please contact Mandie Erasmus on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 073 729 6155.
Great fun was had by all, and we would like to thank the following sponsors, who made the evening a success:
5 Seasons Entertainment http://www.5seasons.co.za/index.php
Sterling EQ http://www.sterlingeq.co.za/
Garth Taylor and Band http://www.garthtaylor.com/
Strand Towers Hotel http://www.strandtowerhotel.co.za/
Hire Co http://www.exclusivehire.co.za/
Linen Corp http://www.linencorp.co.za/
Ramzi Mansour Pirate Adventure with LFCT
Mr Ramzi Mansour is an LFCT benefactor, and made a tremendous effort to spend some time with LFCT and some of our Little Fighters while he is in South Africa for business.
Everyone had a great time, with a pirate show, dancing, treasure hunt, beautiful scenery and lots of laughter.
Thank you Ramzi, for making the day so very special. See you next time, hopefully with Nicole and Dean joining us 🙂
Media24 and Good Hope FM Toy Toy
With our incredible partnerships with Media24 and Good Hope FM, over 600 Christmas Presents were collected for our Christmas Elf Project! Great fun was had by all, and TOMORROW, LFCT will start distribution! Thank you to everyone involved, staff, the public, sponsors…you guys ROCK! We have also received 80 Back to School packs from Waltons. Diere Maatjies donated the most gorgeous soft toys. Johnathan Bell Publishers donated lovely reading books for all the teenagers we will reach.
Absolutely amazing effort by all, and so very much appreciated! THANK YOU as well to Gaylee Civil Contractors who made a financial contribution as well as bringing bags and bags of toys!
Red Cross LFCT Christmas Elf Project Delivery
Today, 60 paediatric oncology patients at Red Cross G1 Ward, Outpatients Clinic, ICU, D1 and B1 received Christmas gifts, crackers, Christmas hats and snack packs. Thank you to everyone who had a part in making this possible. Media24, Good Hope FM, Protea Heights Daycare, Sarmie Mommiez, your contributions were put to very good use today.
This morning, 80 children at Universitas Hematology and
Oncology in Bloemfontein, under Prof Stones, received Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Christmas Elf Christmas packages!
THANK YOU to Cynthia and Michelle, out two awesome Elves for all their hard work and time. Thank you as well to the Bloemfontein VOLVO branch Staff for the Snack packs donations! Media 24 and Good Hope FM for the gifts and KARGO for playing Santa’s Sleigh!
Charlotte Maxeke Christmas
We visited Joburg Gen on Tuesday – unfortunately due to hospital regulations, we were not allowed to take an photos of the children. But fun was had by all! Thank you LFCT Elf, Michelle for coming along & helping us with our delivery! It is much appreciated!
LFCT St Joseph’s Home Christmas Party
Little Fighters Cancer Trust
hosted our annual Christmas Party for Oncology Patients at St Joseph’s Home
this past Saturday.
SO much fun was had by all! Jumping castle, face painting, MMA demonstration, hot rod cars, lunch, snacks, games, toy corner, delicious cupcakes…have a look at the photographs for more:-)
A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to everyone who had a part in this day.
PnP IS Department
Fair Cape Dairies
TFG Group, especially Chanelle and Deon
MMA and especially Stephen Stevo Olivier
Sors Guru Grobelaar
Media24 and Good Hope FM
Billi Du Preez
Nuraan Hanslo and Family
May these blessings be returned to you manifold!
PE LFCT Christmas
THANK YOU to Cathy ad Chris for handling the PE Christmas
Elf Deliveries fr Little Fighters Cancer Trust!
Message from Cathy:
“This morning Chris and I did the Little Fighters Cancer Trust Christmas Elf deliveries to the Oncology patients at St Georges and Dora Nginza Hospitals. Each child was given a gift, a Christmas hat, a cracker and a snack pack. It was lovely to be able to bring some joy to the kids. We will go back to the hospitals next week to deliver to the kids that weren’t there today. Thank you Little Fighters Cancer Trust, and Siobhan Larkin Broekman (who organised the snack packs) – for bringing joy to PE’s Onco kids 🙂 “
Thank you SO much to all involved, and of course, to Santa’s Sleigh, KARGO, for taking the load to Port Elizabeth from Paarl, completely free of charge!
Speedball Aim Fundraiser for LFCT
A HUGE THANK YOU to Speedball Aim (Klip Road, Grassy Park)
for taking the initiative to host a Charity Fundraiser for the Little Fighters
Cancer Trust. We would like to thank Wafeeq Sadan, and every other player and
contributor. The funds you raised will be put to good use.
May the blessings return to you manifold!
Great fun was had at Steve Biko today! The children were really excited, running around and showing off all the wonderful things Judy has done to their oncology ward! Best news for the day… two of the Little Fighters were discharged, but not before we were able to give them their goodies! Thank you to LFCT Elves Carrina Niemand & Danie van Heerden for helping spread some joy to the children! It is greatly appreciated!
Tygerberg LFCT Christmas Elf Delivery
All the ward as well as outpatients and day patients, ICU
and Isolation patients at Tygerberg Hospital Paediatric Oncology received their
Christmas Elf packages today.
THANK YOU to Media24, Good Hope FM, Sarmie Mommiez, Allcom and all their respective donors for making today possible.
We arrived at Unitas this morning, with a lot of the children having been sent home – yaaaay , but those that remained were spoilt, as the smiles will tell!