Swim for Hope ~ New Donation Platform


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Last week, we received the news that BackaBuddy has to be closed down for an estate audit as the site owner recently passed away. Allan was always very kind to us, and our sincere condolences have been relayed to his wife and children.

However, this left us in a bit of a pickle, as our fundraising platform was shut down literally ten days before our standby start date!

We are very happy to announce that we have organised a new fundraising platform for your donations! Better, secure and funds go DIRECTLY to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust! Even better is that the Swim for Hope fundraising platform is now hosted on the Swim for Hope website as well!

 

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goldribbon Donate to Little Fighters Cancer Trust via Paypal

Donate to Little Fighters Cancer Trust via EFT

Donate to Little Fighters Cancer Trust via any of the Providers below :

 

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You can also offer your support with a once-off SMS donation

SMS SWIM to 40770 (R20/sms)

 

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SWIM FOR HOPE 2015

Open water swimmers come together for yet another group attempt of the most breath-taking swim in the world, to raise funds for The Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

The spectacular and extreme 8km ocean swim stretches from Diaz Beach on the western side of Cape Point, to Buffels Bay on the Eastern side, and takes swimmers through the point where the two oceans (Atlantic and Indian) meet.

Swimmers will go on standby on 21 March 2015 and the swim will be called 24 hours prior to the first suitable day.

South African musician and veteran marathon swimmer Carina Bruwer completed a solo rounding of Cape Point in 2013, raising R17,500 as well as extensive media coverage and awareness for Little Fighters Cancer Trust and Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Carina decided to make the Swim for Hope an Annual Invitational Group Event.

In 2014, 15 incredible open water swimmers took part, and raised R116 800 for Little Fighters.

All moneys raised will go towards the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s BAG OF HOPE Project.

A BAG OF HOPE provides essentials for both the Child with Cancer and his/her mother or bedside care-giver, with items such as toiletries, pyjamas, non-perishable food, educational toys, blankets and sanitary products, making a challenging and prolonged hospital stay just a bit more comfortable.

LFCT is operational in 14 main Paediatric Oncology Treatment Centres throughout South Africa, including the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State.

PLEASE HONOUR OUR AMAZINGLY BRAVE SWIMMERS BY SUPPORTING SWIM FOR HOPE! Each donation is worth gold.

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About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

Posted on 17 March, 2015, in Blog, Events, News & Events, Swim for Hope. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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