What Goes Down at LFCT’s Santa’s Workshop

cute_santa_and_kid_png_clipartHere at the Little Fighter’s Cancer Trust the many are served by the few, and those few do everything that needs to be done.

As anyone who knows anything about a non-profit organisation knows, there is no such thing as a “job-description” because no matter whether you are management or janitorial staff, when the chips are down, you jump in and do what is needed at the time…

… This is never more true than at the end of each year when our Christmas Elf Project takes place…

Here is a little glance into what goes on in the LFCT Santa’s Workshop once all the gifts that have been donated/bought have been collected from our Christmas Elves and transported to the LFCT Santa Workshop ( which is housed in our “Office” – the home of the Founders of LFCT).

To get all these wonderful presents to our Little Fighters in hospital and at home every year, the following must happen:

  1. A request for Christmas Elves is put out
  2. A complete list of Little Fighters details (name, age, gender, where they are situated, etc.) is compiled
  3. A request for Donations is put out (again and again)
  4. Donations are collected or dropped off at Christmas Elf Collection Points
  5. Donations are collected from Christmas Elf Collection Points and delivered to the “Office”
  6. Donations are sorted into age groups (see colourful packets), gender etc.
  7. Additional Gifts are purchased (using reserve funding) to fill in/top up where necessary
  8. Snack Packs are bought, collected, sorted, and packed
  9. Family Grocery Deliveries are sourced, collected, sorted, and packed
  10. All Christmas Gifts are wrapped, individually tagged with a Little Fighter’s name, and packed ready for delivery
  11. Gifts are dispatched, via   Kargo National Pty Ltd, to volunteers Nationwide for distribution
  12. Local Christmas Gifts are delivered by Team LFCT
  13. Family Grocery Deliveries are done by   Kargo National Pty Ltd



The pictures above depict only two hospital deliveries worth of gifting and a small portion of the Family Gifting that LFCT does.


thank you doves

A VERY Special Thank You goes out to Speciality Pet Foods, who basically saved our 2016 Christmas Elf Project with a most generous donation of R32 000-00.


It was only through their generosity that we were able to purchase Christmas Gifts and make up stunning Christmas Snack Packs complete with Santa Hats, Christmas Crackers and Activity Sets for more than 200 Little Fighters in 5 hospital wards.

This donation also helped us give our Little Fighters at Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban a fantastic Christmas Party!

Speciality Pet Foods, you have no idea just how far we made your most welcome donation stretch – all we can say, from the bottom of our hearts, is A MASSIVE THANK YOU!”

thank you doves


All Christmas Elf Gifts, Family Gifting and Family Grocery Deliveries have now been done Nationwide, and everyone is suitably exhausted, but happy in the knowledge that once again LFCT (with YOUR help) has once again brought some Christmas Joy into the lives of our Little Fighters and their Families.

The work of Team LFCT is never finished, however ~ while we will be slowing down somewhat over the next few weeks, support will continue; fundraising will continue; planning next year’s projects will continue…

Our Reserve Funding is now completely depleted, which means that we are once again desperately in need of funding, so if you would like to make a donation to help us continue with our good work, please do so in the Spirit of Giving. 

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


Mobile Donations



LFCT Heart Logo



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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