Swim for Hope Fundraising Target in Sight!


Swim for Hope 2016Good Morning, Team Swim for Hope, Organisers, Supporters, Volunteers, Support Crews, Skippers, EMT guys and gals, Eco Crew, CLDSA, and everyone else. I trust that you have all had a great weekend and are well-rested and ready for the new week and all that it brings!

While we are still waiting for the official photos and hopefully some vids of Friday’s event, we would once again like to say thanks and well done to everyone involved ~ Awesome day, Awesome event, Awesome people!!

There is however one thing that is not yet quite awesome… almost there but not quite yet…

Come on, Folks, our fundraising target is in sight! We have had so many other records with Swim for Hope 2016 that we HAVE to have a record fundraising effort too!

Please share this post with everyone you know and help us get in the last R20 000 to achieve a record R100 ooo target for this year!

'SWIM FOR HOPE 2016 __ Champion Page I BackaBuddy' 11 AprilWe are currently sitting on R80 580-10 and that R100 000 target is so close that I can smell it like I could smell the sea on Friday.

Our swimmers did AMAZINGLY well and really deserve to crown their efforts with a record amount raised this year – PLEASE do not disappoint them!

Remember that the reason that they took on the Epic Cape Rounding in freezing cold water and swallowed massive mouthfuls of sea water was not just for fun (although there was loads of that too) but to raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer and to raise Funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

All funds raised will go towards 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 orBag of Hope More Smiles.... 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 throughout South Africa.

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.

 

 

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

 

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. 

 

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

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