What LFCT Does With Your Donations


help needed logoThe Little Fighters Cancer Trust believes in total transparency, which is why our books are open to the public and why we regularly post on our Facebook Page what we are doing  and what is happening with donations that we receive.

It must be remembered that The Little Fighters Cancer Trust receives ABSOLUTELY NO HELP whatsoever from government because we help families of all races, which somehow goes against their donation policies.

For those of you who do not know that much about us and think that we are a huge organisation, nothing can be further from the truth ~ we are known as “The little charity that does a lot,” for a very good reason, and you can read why on the post containing our Organisational Information… go ahead, read it; you will be surprised!

We also do not have any ongoing major financial backing, so fundraising is a daily occurrence and as fast as we get the money in it goes out again in the form of goods, prepaid airtime, prepaid electricity, and anything else that is needed for our Families to survive and get their children medical attention.

 

“No one gets very far unless he accomplishes
the impossible at least once a day.”
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

 

Here are some photos of just some of what we have done over the past month…

In the beginning of the month we made more deliveries of new, soft, warm blankets to some Little Fighters‬ at TWO Paediatric Oncology Hospital Wards in Cape Town

Comments from two mommies:

Zerina Manuel Amien: Thank you for my daughter’s blanket

Shanlynn Phillips: Thank you all so much!!

 

On Friday 17 July, we made sure that each of the Little Fighters‬ in a paediatric oncology hospital ward in Pietermaritzburg, got a new, fluffy, snuggly warm blanket!

Some Comments

Lauren Hook: They loved the blankets..their faces gave the biggest smiles.Warms my heart.Thank you all you gave LFCT blankets.

Diana Johnson: Warms my heart too

 

Just some of the R25 000 worth of groceries that were delivered to Little Fighter families. People do not understand that these families are really struggling and often have NOTHING to eat unless we can help them.

Some comments from recipients

Message of thanks received from one of our ‪‎Little Fighter‬‘s mommies, after they received a groceries delivery from us a few minutes ago, translation below original message:

Oe my Vader! What a delivery! Thank u thank u thank u! Ek wou net my freezer uit plug omdat dit leeg was en nou is dit propvol! Ek kannie vir jou se hoe vinnig my hart klop van blydskap!

Oh my God! What a delivery! Thank you thank you thank you! I was about to unplug the freezer because it was empty and now it is full again! I can’t tell you how fast my heart is beating with joy! And the clothes are so very pretty too!”

Another thank you message for a groceries delivery received:

“Hi. I unpacked the boxes and im at a loss for words… Once again from both me and my hubby thank u soooo much… I know that wot u guys do doesnt come easy, but we appreciate u all for the awesome work u do…”

Another thank you message after another LFCT Family received a groceries delivery. English translation below original message:

“Hey. baie baie dankie vir ales wow ek vir maande nog nooit die yskas of kos kas s vol gehad nie baie baie dankie vir ales en die komberse dis so sag kids se baie baie dankie vir ales xxxx vir al jule omgee en liefde kids se magies is vol en hule le onder hule warm kombersies leke aand xxx

Hey. Thank you very very much for everything. Wow, my fridge and food cupboards have not been this full with food in months. Thank you very very much for everything, and the blankets, they are so soft. The kids also says thank you for everything xxxxx for all your caring and love. The kid’s tummies are full and they are snuggling under their warm blankets. Have a nice evening xxx”

THIS is why we do what we do – not for the thank yous, but for the knowledge that our Little Fighters and their Families can go to sleep warm and with full tummies. 😀 💚 💜 💖

 

wheelchair donation

Thanks to generous and ongoing donations, we were able to have this chariot waiting for collection by a 13 year old Little Fighter’s Family.

He is finding it increasingly difficult to get around, and when Mommy has to take him to hospital for treatment, which is every day at the moment, she has been battling to get him in an out of the car and around the hospital. Life is going to be much easier for him and his Family.

This kind donation was made in loving memory of André Bonnet. Thank you to his wife, Kinie, for this generous gift to LFCT.

This was the message we received after the collection was done

Thanks do much for the wheelchair Mandie. Mikah my 13 year old really appreciates his new ride. Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing, these little fighters really appreciate your support and so do we. Carrol (Mikah’s mom)

 

more family deliveries

More Family deliveries going out. Frozen meat, vegetables and other perishables were packed closer to collection and added to the delivery.

Can you imagine how it feels to receive a Blessing like this when you have NOTHING in your cupboards?

We work with a lot of product donations, for which we are ever so grateful, because without them we would not be able to keep providing Support and Emergency Assistance at the rate and in the volumes we do.

We also desperately need financial donations too though, as we need to buy perishables like FRESH fruit and vegetables and milk and meat to add to the grocery hampers as well as anything else needed to fill the hampers so that our Little Fighters and their Families have everything they need. (Our hampers consist of goodies that we know are needed and great care is also given to ensure that they contain Nutritional Food that a Child Fighting Cancer needs to help in their recovery). We also try to include one or two little toys or treats when we can because that is what childhood is supposed to be all about after all, and these parents cannot even afford food, let alone a treat or two.

Financial contributions are also required to supplement with needs such as petrol, medical bills and even medical equipment or toiletries, beds, clothing etc. (Little Fighters cannot be gifted second-hand beds, clothing etc. due to the risk of infection).

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a registered NPO with PBO status. This affords private and corporate donors the taxation benefits as set out in Section 18A.

BEE score points are also accumulated.

Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
NPO No: 089 376
PBO No: 930037657

 

Bank Details:

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62277783249
Branch code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010

 

PayPal – Donations

 

 

 

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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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