SNUG as A BUG Winter Clothing Drive for Children with Cancer


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Hey there Little Fighter Friends, according to predictions, South Africa is in for a VERY COLD winter and a virulent strain of influenza this year. This makes it more important than ever that our Little Fighters are able to wrap up extra-warmly during the forthcoming cold months.

We have many Little Fighters in desperate need of a simple necessity…….warm clothes! 

Little Fighters Cancer Trust Snug as A Bug winter clothing drive is an Annual Event in which we ask for donations of NEW warm winter clothing. Snug as a Bug was born after we met a little boy in a Paediatric Oncology Hospital ward in 2013, who had no clothes, and was forced to wear a pair of too small, pink corduroy girl’s pants.

Due to cancer causing a severely compromised immune system in the Little Fighters and making them VERY prone to infections, we ask that only new clothing be donated.

Little Fighters who are battling cancer get really cold during their chemotherapy treatments, and there is nothing worse than seeing a little child who is already in a battle for their life shivering with cold.

Last year, our ‪#‎SnugAsABug‬ Campaign was extremely quiet. The Little Fighters that did received new, warm clothing though, could not have been more grateful!

We would like our Little Fighters to have warm, well-fitting clothing!

Basic Information of the Warm Clothing needed:

Ages and Sizes

All. From baby to 18 years.

BABY:
(2 years and under)
Baby-grows
Warm Pants
Warm Tops
Thick Jackets
Long-sleeved T-Shirts

BOYS:
Underpants
Vests
Socks
Long-sleeved t-shirts
Warm Tops
Long Pants
Thick Jackets

GIRLS:
Panties
Vests
Tights
Socks
Skirts
Dresses
Long Pants
Long-sleeved T-Shirts
Warm Tops
Thick Jackets

We will update regional and local drop-off points as they confirm. Please use whatsapp or call to make contact with the drop-off person closest to you. ALL these ladies and gents work day-jobs, so might not be able to reply to you right away, please take this into consideration. HOWEVER, they are committed to this drive, so will get back to you as soon as they are able to!

JOHANNESBURG:
Katrin Jansen van Vuuren
083 655 2857
katrin@littlefighters.org.za

Hot919FM has also arranged for TWO more drop-off points in Johannesburg! These are:

CORDEV KITCHENS – FOURWAYS GOLF PARK, ROOS STREET, FOURWAYS

ZIGGIES CAFE – CORNER CONRAD AND SUSMAN DRIVE, BLAIRGOWRIE

PRETORIA:
Yolandi Pelser
073 989 6339

CAPE TOWN:
Nazley Payne
Royal Cape Golf Club, Ottery/ Wynberg
083 425 0898

Nicolette Greeff
Durbanville
082 965 1995

Elda Viljoen
Kraaifontein
072 549 2203

Francien Allen
Brackenfell/ ProteaHoogte
083 477 9094

PAARL:
LFCT Offices
021 863 0249 / 073 729 6155

STELLENBOSCH:
Annalize Kruger
082 872 4264
annalize@adept.co.za

WEST COAST:
Jean-Mari Eigelaar
082 327 0803

GEORGE:
Sors Grobbelaar
082 589 1763

PIETERMARITZBURG:
Sue Kelly
082 471 4754

Cindy Abrahamson
078 840 3836

HARTEBEESPOORTDAM:
Warren Kelly
082 500 3611

DURBAN:
North and Bluff
Sunette van Wyk
083 390 5141

PORT ELIZABETH
Vicky Gerber
076 252 6965

UITENHAGE:
Michelle Hansen, 0832724770, michelle.hansen1983@gmail.com

If we do not have a drop-off in your area, don’t let it dissuade you from donating. We can ALWAYS make a plan! Contact us either via our Contact Us page, on Facebook,  e-mail Mandie Erasmus  on mandie@littlefighters.org.za or phone us on 073 729 6155.

Alternatively, you can also make a financial contribution.

Banking Details:

ACCOUNT NAME: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
BANK: First National Bank
BRANCH: Paarl Mall
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 622 777 83 249
BRANCH CODE: 250057
REFERENCE: Name & “SNUG”

Our postal address for post or courier is:

Little Fighters Cancer Trust
6 Mossop Street
Paarl
7646

Corporate contributions will receive full tax and BBEEE benefits, so also please speak to your boss about this drive!

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 Thank You!

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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

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