Get Wrapped Project 2016


Get WRAPPED 2016If you are living in the southern hemisphere you will most probably have felt the chilliness of winter creeping in, especially at night time. The days are growing shorter and the evenings and early mornings are decidedly cold, and it will not be long before the days are the same and we will be fully into another cold, wet winter.

While most of us do not like Winter because we get cold feel miserable, Winter is far worse for Children with Cancer because they feel the cold far worse, even when they are in hospital because of the harsh cancer treatments that they are undergoing.

Many of our Little Fighters also suffer greatly when at home because they live under circumstances that are not ideal for healthy individuals, never mind a small child fighting cancer, due to poverty. Many of them live in tiny, draughty homes that may also become flooded when it rains hard; this adds to their discomfort and is also dangerous as their immune systems are already compromised from the treatment; should they then get a cold or contract influenza, it can have a devastating affect on their health.

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s annual Get WRAPPED Project is one that we are very passionate about as through it we manage to annually gift  thousands of Little Fighters in Paediatric Oncology Wards across the country, their bedside care-givers, and all our LFCT Families at home, with a soft, new cuddly blanket to keep them warm through winter.

In 2015 we gifted close on 3 000 new single bed blankets and we would like to repeat that effort this year!

You can help us wrap South Africa’s Paediatric Oncology units in warmth, comfort and love by:

Get WRAPPED Project

Purchasing 150×180 size plush fluffy blankets and sending them to us at 6 Mossop Street, Paarl, 7646, to reach us on or before May 30th, 2016 or deliver them to your nearest regional drop off point

Getting your friends, colleagues and family to help you collect as many 150×180 size plush fluffy blankets as possible and sending them to us at 6 Mossop Street, Paarl, 7646, to reach us on or before May 30th, 2016 or deliver them to your nearest regional drop off point

Making a financial contribution so that we can purchase on your behalf. Banking details are: LITTLE FIGHTERS CANCER TRUST / FNB / PAARL MALL / ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62277783249 / BRANCH CODE: 250057 / REFERENCE: WRAPPED+Your Name

You can shop online for 150×180 size plush fluffy blankets and have the shop deliver directly to us at 6 Mossop Street, Paarl, 7646.

 

SPECIALS

Please note that there are many stores advertising specials at the moment, including the following:

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

We can ONLY gift brand new blankets to children who fight cancer or anyone in a Paediatric Oncology ward with them. Children with cancer have virtually no immunity due to treatment, and are very prone to infections. We therefore, cannot, and will not, gift second-hand blankets at all.

 

 

National Drop-Off Points

If delivering to your nearest regional drop off point, please sms, whatsapp or call beforehand to arrange your delivery.

Our drop off points are volunteers who have 9-5 jobs, so they may not always be able to answer their phones during work hours, but if you send a message, they are sure to get back to you as soon as they can!

 

Cape Town & Surrounds

Nazley Payne, Royal Cape Golf Club, Wynberg/Ottery: 083 425 0898

Andrea Bowen, Century City and Noordhoek: 083 461 4990

Marian Theron, Goodwood & Northern Suburbs: 076 861 7541

Melanie Redelinghuys, Belville: 083 799 0068

Little Fighters Cancer Trust, Paarl: 073 729 6155

Erika Mostert, The Stork’s Nest, Somerset West: 084 540 0500

Catherine Bester, Atlantic Seaboard: 082 521 0000

Annalize Kruger, Stellenbosch: 082 872 4264

 

West Coast

Jeanne-Marie Eigelaar Robertson: 082 327 0803

 

Port Elizabeth

Ceale Johnston: 082 654 2218

 

Johannesburg

Katrin Jansen van Vuuren: Birch Acres and Herriotdale, 083 655 2857

Karen Brooks: Parkhurst (for JNB West and North), 083 259 6324

Tracy Mckinon: Bedfordview/ Edenvale, 082 880 7048

 

Durban

Sunette van Wyk: 083 390 5141

Michelle Manicum: 083 393 7599 (Unit 13, Greenfields Business Park, North Coast Road)

 

Pietermartizburg

Lauren Hook: Cell: 081 054 4286 and home landline: 033 3949480

 

For more information or to confirm your participation and contributions, please contact:

katrin@littlefighters.org.za (Johannesburg)

wynand@littlefighters.org.za (Cape Town)

mandie@littlefighters.org.za (National)

or call 021 862 0249 / 073 729 6155

 

kidzz thank you

 

 

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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

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