LFCT SEVEN7 DRIVE


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The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is thrilled to share our latest fundraising (ad)venture with you all today ~ the SEVEN7 Drive!

Sometime during the first week of July, 2015, very early in the morning, before even the birdies are awake, an “Africanised”  Next-generation Kia Sorento 2.0 FWD, kindly sponsored by KIA SOUTH AFRICA, sporting Little Fighters Cancer Trust branding and carrying 3 intrepid adventurers will depart from an undisclosed venue in Gauteng, RSA on an epic 6 200km driving adventure through Southern Africa, covering  seven countries (and seven hospitals) – in seven days!

Danie Botha, G.G van Rooyen and Jan van Deventer are embarking on this journey to raise funds for Children with Cancer, specifically for Children with Cancer who are terminal and are not covered by Medical Aid.

The team will make a pit-stop in every country, making a pre-determined visit to a hospital or clinic in that town to deliver a message of love and a surprise package to a young, terminally ill patient.

ALL operational costs for this epic adventure are sponsored in full, ensuring that 100% of funds donated go directly to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

Leisure Wheels magazine will be doing an 8-page cover story of the adventure and we will be updating you all on a daily basis where possible via satellite link-ups while on the move ~ here on the blog, on a dedicated Facebook Page, and on Twitter.

A video will be made of the Intrepid Trio’s Adventure, and there will possibly also be ‘live’ internet tracking via satellite system.

Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento, kindly sponsored by KIA SOUTH AFRICA, which will be kitted out with spotlights and a roof-rack to take on Africa in July

Preliminary Itinerary

Final route and destinations to be confirmed

Namibia MAPDAY 1: GAUTENG (RSA) TO WINDHOEK (NAMIBIA) – approx. 1 546km

Depart 12:01am from selected assembly point, and head for Namibia. Arrive Windhoek, Namibia approx. 3pm, and check into Arrebusch Travel Lodge. Go to Windhoek hospital for stop 1.

 

 

BotswanaDAY 2: WINDHOEK (NAMIBIA) – FRANCISTOWN (BOTSWANA) – approx. 1 295km

Depart 4am and cross border after 6am to Botswana, travel to Francistown and Marang Gardens Hotel (camp) in town approx. 2pm. Visit Nyangabgwe Hospital in town in late afternoon.

 

 

ZimbabweDAY 3: FRANCISTOWN (BOTSWANA) – CHIREDZI (ZIMBABWE) – approx. 577km

Depart 6am and cross border to Zimbabwe. Drive to Chiredzi and the town’s clinic, to arrive approx. lunchtime. From there continue to Singita Pamushana Lodge, to arrive approx 4pm.

 

 

Mozambique

DAY 4: CHIREDZI (ZIMBABWE) – INHAMBANE (MOZAMBIQUE) – approx. 850km

Depart 5am and cross border to Mozambique, via Mutare and Machipanda border post. Continue east to Maxixe, then Inhamban and Island Rock campsite (TBC, depending on exactly location). Late afternoon continue to Inhambane hospital for visit.

 

 

SwazilandDAY 5: INHAMBANE (MOZAMBIQUE) – MANZINI (SWAZILAND) – approx. 680km

Depart 5am from Inhambane and Goba border crossing to Swaziland, continue to Manzini to arrive approx 2pm. Visit Manzini clinic or surrounds. Depart approx. 4pm for Mkhaya Nature Reserve. Arrive at camp at approx. 6pm.

 

 

LesothoDAY 6: MANZINI (SWAZILAND) – MOKHOTLONG (LESOTHO) – approx. 708km

Depart 5am for Salitjie border post, continue through SA to Sani Pass, and enter Lesotho once up Sani. Continue to Mokhotlong, and Mapouka campsite. Arrive approx 3pm. Visit Mokhotlong clinic/hospital late afternoon.

 

 

gautengsmDAY 7: MOKHOTLONG (LESOTHO) – GAUTENG (RSA) – 536km

Depart Mokhotlong 6am am, and drive via Caledon’s Poort to SA. Continue to Gauteng and to Little Company of Mary hospital in Pretoria, and visit children’s ward for last stop and handover. Arrive back at start point around 7pm

 

TOTAL APPROX DISTANCE COVERED = 6 179 km

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DONATIONS

Donations can be made via the following methods
goldribbonSMS “SEVEN” to 40770 to donate a once-off R20 to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust

 

goldribbonMake a Donation via our Back-a-Buddy Page

 

goldribbonBank Deposits (Please mark your deposit “Seven7 Drive”)

 

Bank details:

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62277783249
Branch code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010

 

PayPal – Donations

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust will appreciate any show of Support by ways of a donation. 100% of funds raised will be used by the Little Fighters Cancer Trust to provide Support to Children with Cancer across South Africa.

Corporate donors who would like to be issued with Section 18A Tax Certificate and BBEEE Documentation, can contact Mandie Erasmus from the Little Fighters Cancer Trust directly on 073 729 6155 or mandie@littlefighters.org.za .

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a registered NPO with PBO status and is a Level 4 BBEEE Contributor. For more information, please feel free to visit our website and join us on social media, either on our Facebook Page or on Twitter @LFCancerTrust

As soon as dedicated Twitter and Facebook Pages are up we will post the links to them.

Watch this page for more details about this epic journey as they unfold…

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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 13 May, 2015, in Blog, Fundraising, Seven 7 Drive and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Synergistic Solutions and commented:
    Seven African countries in 7 days, also visiting 7 terminal childhood cancer patients to fundraise for the fight against and raise awareness of childhood cancer in South Africa!

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  2. Reblogged this on Ếlan of Life and commented:
    Awesome initiative to fundraise for Children with Cancer in South Africa!

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