Please Support Swim for Hope 2016


sfh2016Swim For Hope around the Cape of Good Hope is an exclusive group swim attempt around Cape Point to raise funds for 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 caregiver, 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.

The spectacular 8km Swim for Hope 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.

Several records have been broken during the previous swims around Cape Point and we hope that, conditions prevailing, there will be some new records set this year as well.

Swim for Hope is classified by the Cape Long Distance Association (CLDSA) as an “Expert Level swim” and is recommended for experienced open water swimmers only. CLDSA officiates over the swim.

These are our Swim for Hope 2016 swimmers

 

ALL funds raised will go to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s
BAG OF HOPE Project

 

Hope in a BagA 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 11 main paediatric oncology treatment centres throughout South Africa, including the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State.

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust supports Children with Cancer and their Families.

In cases where there is no family support structure, such as in oncology wards in Children’s Homes and Places of Safety, we are often the only line of support which these young Cancer Fighters have.

Our approach to support is holistic – we do not just look at practical and financial support, but also concentrate hugely on emotional support, providing relief where needed in and out of hospital.

Join BigBayEvents and Swim for Hope in an epic 8km Cape Point Extreme Open Water Swim to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, to enable us to offer even more Support to Children with Cancer and their Families.

Swim for Hope 2016 went on standby on March 12th – Big Bay Events will make the final, 24 hour call on safe swimming conditions for the first day possible after March 12th.

 

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You can make donations to the Swim for Hope effort by donating directly via any of the following methods.

 

Fundraising Target – R 100 000.00

Donations to Date – R 35 025.00

 

We still have a LONG way to go to reach our funding target, so please honour the efforts of these brave swimmers and help in the fight against Childhood Cancer by donating either via Back-a-Buddy or directly into our Bank Account.

 

Banking Details

goldribbonACCOUNT NAME: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
BANK: First National Bank
BRANCH: Paarl Mall
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62277783249
BRANCH CODE: 250057
ACCOUNT TYPE: Cheque
SWIFT CODE FOR INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS: FIRNZAJJ

Please email your proof of payment and personal message to lfct@littlefighters.org.za and if needed, request your Section 18A ta benefit and B-BEEE score documentation.

Please mark all EFT donations with “Swim for Hope”

 

Back-a-Buddy

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Corporates as well as members of the public are encouraged to sponsor and donate, via “BackaBuddy”.

Corporate sponsors can contact Little Fighters Cancer Trust directly on 073 729 6155 or mandie@littlefighters.org.za for organisational information such as taxation and BEE benefits, as the organisation is a registered NPO with PBO status.

 

PLEASE HONOUR OUR AMAZINGLY BRAVE SWIMMERS BY SUPPORTING SWIM FOR HOPE! Each donation is worth gold. Feel free to include a special message to your swimmer(s) and/or LFCT.

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We would like to extend a BIG Thank You to the following individuals/companies for their generous donations.

 

Offline Donations

Martin Vleggaar, Welgedacht Spar Swimmer Entry Donation: R2000.00

Richard Child, Conbrako: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation

Richard Child, Conbrako: R5000.00 “Really looking forward to seeing all of you and of course those beautiful cliffs.

Samantha Whelpton: R2000.00  Swimmer Entry Donation

Lindsay de Kock: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation

Tony Sellmeyer: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation

Mervyn Bremner: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation

Anthony Pearse: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation

Herman van der Westhuizen/ Water Skills SA: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation

Water Skills SA: R5000.00 “Water Skills SA is proud to Support Swim for Hope 2016”.

 

Donations via Back-a-Buddy

Name Comment Date Amount
Made In Africa Films Made in Africa Films Mar 10, 2016 R 6 330.00
Piet Kellerman In honour of a wonderful man who unfortunately lost the battle. Mar 08, 2016 R 410.00
Made in Africa FIlms From Phil at Made in Africa Films Feb 24, 2016 R 1 275.00
Rocket Films Africa From Debbie Cornell @ Rocket Films Africa Feb 23, 2016 R 1 010.00

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 Contact Details

Derrick Frazer (derrick@bigbayevents.co.za) for swim related queries or

Mandie Erasmus (info@swimforhope.co.za ) should you have any questions pertaining to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust or your tax benefits concerning your entry fee.

 

SwimforHope

 

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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 16 March, 2016, in Blog, Swim for Hope and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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