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Hope in a Bag with LFCT

Hope in a Bag with LFCT

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The Little Fighters Cancer Trust assists Children with Cancer and their Families.

Apart from supporting families nationally and adopting cancer wards in places of safety, we also have an ongoing project where we extend support to children in pediatric oncology wards around the country, delivering our Bags of Hope to children and mothers irrespective whether or not they are listed with us for support.

Most of the children and mothers who receive these Bags of Hope are from impoverished rural areas and are in hospital for months on end without being able to afford the basic necessities. Apart from providing for basic needs, LFCT aims to restore dignity where it has been ripped apart due to the devastating effects which Childhood Cancer has on families, both emotionally as well as financially.

Little Fighters Cancer Trust wishes to thank EXPAND A SIGN, who has recently sponsored 1000 canvas bags for our Bag of Hope Campaign.

The aim is to fill and distribute the full 1000 bags before December 31st, 2012. The Bags o Hope will be distributed to Pediatric Oncology wards in hospitals nationally.

The items in a Child’s Bag of Hope are as follows:

  • Soft new blanket
  • New set of Pajamas
  • Soft toy
  • Coloring book and crayons
  • Reading book, puzzle or educational game
  • 0- PH Soap and facecloth
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Aqueous cream
  • Crisps
  • Boxed fruit juices
  • Sweets

The cost of such a Bag of Hope amounts to R450.00. The cost of the Bags of Hope delivered to the mothers of the children amount to the same.

Items typically in a Mother’s Bag of Hope are:

  • Dry cereals
  • Longlife Milk
  • Boxes of Cup-a-Soup
  • Two Minute Noodles
  • Sandwich Spreads
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • Rusks
  • Biscuits
  • Soap and facecloth
  • Towel
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Sanitary products

Please feel free to Back a Bag to the value of R450.00, alternatively, smaller and larger donations are just as welcome.

Corporate donations can be invoiced for taxation benefits. If you require an invoice, please email a proof of payment to mandie@lando.co.za with full company details.

Please feel free to share this project’s URL on your personal facebook page or assist us by forwarding the appeal to your email contacts.

There is a Little Fighter who needs YOU in their corner!

 

CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS:

  • Childhood Cancer is responsible for more child deaths in South Africa and World wide than HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis COMBINED.
  • 200 000 NEW cases of Childhood Cancer was diagnosed World wide the past year.
  • 80% of the newly diagnosed Childhood Cancer cases is in developing countries, which include South Africa.
  • The success rate for treating Childhood Cancer in developed countries, such as the US and Europe, is 80-90%, whilst the success rate in developing countries, including South Africa, is a mere 10-20%

(As per the National Tumor Registry of South Africa 2011 Statistics Release)

Donations

  • Aug 27, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "With Love" - Sherry Oberholster

  • Aug 21, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "Dear Ron and family we wish you strength at this time Marie will be sorely missed by all who knew her Love Bernie & Michele" - Marie Woulidge

  • May 27, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "God bless" - M v/d Westhuizen

  • Aug 06, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "God bless these families ... " - Wessels family

  • May 25, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the excellent work!!! All the little fighters & their families are in my prayers." - Anonymous

  • Mar 27, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "Best wishes" - S Oberholster

  • Mar 09, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "I wish you all the best!" - Sandra Visser

  • Feb 29, 2012 - R 5 000.00
  • "You all do wonderful work !! This is a small contribution to provide a bit of hope for the fighters... God Bless you all " - T A Buhr

  • Feb 13, 2012 - R 450.00
  • "My hart breek vir hierdie kindertjies en hul ouers, wens net ek kon meer gee. Wees sterk, kleine engeltjies!!!" - Yolanda

  • Jan 18, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "My heart breaks for these little angels." - Deanne Nel

  • Jan 09, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "With love, keep up the hard work!" - Lucinda Senekal

  • Jan 05, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "With Love" - Sherry

  • Dec 23, 2011 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you a fantastic 2012 Tania" - eSeller Solutions

  • Dec 15, 2011 - R 2 000.00
  • "Praying for God's peace and healing" - dacre family

  • Dec 09, 2011 - R 900.00
  • "I've never had an ill child but I've lost some people very close to me with cancer...I hope this helps to make things a little easier for someone struggling! Lots of love and happiness to you all x" - Lizette

  • Dec 08, 2011 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the great work. As a survivor of Cancer; what you guys do is fantastic." - Richard Hooper

  • Dec 08, 2011 - R 50.00
  • "You guys are doing a terrific job, keep up the good work!" - Jana Marshall

  • Dec 08, 2011 - R 200.00
  • "with love" - Stephenie van Eeden

  • Dec 07, 2011 - R 450.00
  • "Hope this can bring a smile to one of your special children. xxx" - Beth James

  • Dec 06, 2011 - R 100.00
  • "I wish I could give more, but this is my Xmas gift to you. love, light, happiness and health!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 01, 2011 - R 500.00
  • "Prayers for all the Little Fighters!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 01, 2011 - R 500.00
  • "with much love - Namaste" - Much love x x x

  • Dec 01, 2011 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck LFCT. You do amazing work." - A Botha

  • Nov 30, 2011 - R 500.00
  • "I hope this puts a smile on your face and Hope in your Heart." - Dianne Shean

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 25 000.00

Fundraising target

R 450 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 10 450.00
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Little Fighters Cancer Trust

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The Little Fighters Cancer Trust supports Children with Cancer and their Families.

In cases where there is no family support structure, such as in oncology wards in Children's Homes and Places of Safety, we are often the only line of support which these young Cancer Fighters have.

Our approach to support is holistic, where we look not only at providing practical and financial support, but also concentrate hugely on emotional support and providing relief where needs, in and out of hospital, are concerned.