Update on Climbing Kili for Cancer Kids


With the Kilimanjaro “Climbing Kili for Cancer Kids” Fundraising Hike approaching fast, our intrepid hikers have been training hard every spare moment they have had, mostly on our Natural Wonder, Table Mountain.

Our intrepid hikers hard @ training up Platteklip Gorge flying the LFCT Colours

Our intrepid hikers hard @ training up Platteklip Gorge flying the LFCT Colours

Official preparations have now begun in earnest and the team will depart for Tanzania in 10 days time to take on the the highest mountain in Africa, the magnificent and statuesque Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise funds for Little Fighters Cancer Trust .

They will begin their hike on 1 July, taking on the trek to Uhuru Peak via the Rongai Route, the only northern approach to Kilimanjaro, and which offers a true wilderness experience on the early stages of the climb and a very tough final summit from the north.

The hike will take 6 or 7 days, during which the hikers will walk through cypress plantations, montane forest, heather-covered  moorland, and  traverse slight to extremely steep gradients by day and sleep over in tents, in caves, and in campsites at night.

The team will begin at 1 950m at the start of the hike and climb to 5 895m at Uhuru Peak, otherwise known as “The Roof of Africa,” which they will hopefully summit on the 5th of July.

Hikers in training with their dogs along as company

Hikers in training with their dogs along as company

Our Climbing Kili team say that they are feeling Fighting Fit and are ready to take on the this awesome hike in the name of Little Fighters Cancer Trust and all of our Little Fighters.

Team LFCT wishes all of our hikers good luck and good health as they go into the final days of preparation for this wonderful Fundraising Adventure.

DONATIONS

Donations can be made via the following methods:

goldribbonSMS “KILI” 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 “KILI”)

Bank Details:

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 622 777 83249
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

Watch this page for more details about this Heartfelt Hike as things unfold…

Taken @ Maclears Beacon, the highest point on Table Mountain

Taken @ Maclears Beacon, the highest point on Table Mountain

We hope to soon see a similar photo taken on the “The Roof of Africa,” Uhuru Peak.

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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 19 June, 2015, in Blog, Climbing Kili for Cancer Kids, Fundraising and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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