Eben Donges High School – Heart of GOLD Award


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Little Fighters Cancer Trust established the Little Fighters Cancer Trust Heart of GOLD Medal awards last month to acknowledge and thank individuals who have shown that they have Hearts of GOLD by their unsolicited, unselfish deeds in helping Little Fighters Cancer Trust do what we do!

This month is it our absolute HONOUR to bestow this award on the pupils of the Eben Dönges High School in Kraaifontein.

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Eben Dönges High School in Kraaifontein became involved with LFCT last year, when they donated a large amount of blankets toward our Get WRAPPED‬ Project.

Last month we were fundraising for a massive Bag of Hope and Birthday Bash to take place in the Eastern Cape on the 9th of this month, which will incorporate around 40 Children with Cancer.

As usual, we did quite a few fundraising posts on our Facebook page and it was not long until we received a phone call from Eben Dönges saying that they had held a few small fundraisers for LFCT at the school, and wanted to help with some of what we needed for the Bash.

Mandie provided Leeroy from the school student council with a list of ten items, of which they could do any. TWO DAYS later they called to say that they had purchased everything we needed for 7, yes SEVEN items on the list.

Now you need to understand that each item on the list was not a single item, but was for SIXTEEN of the same item, which makes this donation absolutely FANTASTIC! As you can see from the photos above, they had a great time shopping for the items, and we only wish that there were more people of the ilk of these Eben Donges HEROES!

What makes this even more special is that Eben Dönges is not a swanky high school in one of the elite suburbs, and this was not money just easily given by rich parents; these students worked incredibly hard at holding various fundraising events to raise this money – and THAT is why they are our HEROES!

It is with joy and thankfulness in our hearts that we award these selfless, compassionate Future Leaders with great values the Little Fighters Cancer Trust Heart of GOLD Medal because they found it in their hearts to do what many of our corporates constantly fail at – having compassion for those who are suffering!

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From the First Circular Eben Dönges sent to  Parents / Guardians in February this year:

SLOGAN 2015

Our school has adopted this slogan for 2015:  Discipline and Respect.  Each month we will present a specific aspect.

January       –    Attitude

February      –    Respect

March         –    Discipline

April         –    Responsibility

May           –    Integrity

June          –    Character

July          –    Kindness

August        –    Cooperation

September     –    Good Judgment

October       –    Perseverance

November      –    Courage

December      –    Citizenship

We urge parents/guardians to support their children in their attempt to understand the meaning of all the focus areas, to adapt these monthly themes as a family and present it all to their circle of friends and extended families.

THIS is a school that is getting it right! This is a school that is entrenching not only a good education in its pupils but also a great set of values; this is a school which is turning out GREAT Future Leaders of South Africa!

Eben Dönges High School… you may carry your name with Pride! Little Fighters Cancer Trust salutes your school, your ethos, your commitment, your staff, and your pupils.

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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 1 July, 2015, in Blog, Hearts of GOLD and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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