✨Thankful Thursday ✨ 💞Mandela Day Gratitude 🙏

WOW! WOW! WOW! ✨ It is with the utmost humbleness and extreme gratitude 🙏 that we pen this post today.

While the Little Fighters Cancer Trust believes in making every day a Mandela Day, we usually do something extra every year on Mandela Day as well.

This year, due to unforseen circumstances, we ended up moving premises over this period and for the first time, we requested help for ourselves for Mandela Day – and we received  – it in heaps!!!

While most people believe that the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a massive concern with many staff because we work Nationally, the truth is that there are only THREE permanent staff, all ladies, at our HO – everyone else Nationally is a volunteer….

We would firstly like to thank every one of our supporters that have supported us throughout the year, without you all we can do absolutely NOTHING. We are extremely grateful to each and every one of you, as are all of our Little Fighters and their Families.

With all of the Pre-Loved stock, Hospital & Family Support stock, office furniture & equipment, electronics etc. that needed to be moved, there was NO WAY that we would have been able to do the move without loads of help.

Hence, we put out the call for help with moving our Head Office and Pre-Loved Charity Shoppe premises (just 2 doors down) as part of people’s Mandela Day 67 Minutes, and the call was answered in the most loving, cheerful and positive way possible – THANK YOU ever so much to the following:



The ✨DRAKENSTEIN FIRE DEPARTMENT✨ stepped in to help with the  move as part of their  #MandelaDay activities a couple of days early.

These incredible individuals, many of whom arrived in civvies on their day off, arrived and told us to stand aside while they physically CARRIED every single item down the road for us.

It was such an incredible effort, done with love and smiles, joking and laughing all the while, which, apart from helping, lifted our spirits immensely as we had been dreading the move because normally we have to do all the heavy lifting ourselves!

The ENTIRE MOVE, took a mere 1h12m to do! Absolutely incredible! Once everything was moved over, the ladies from the response room came to help us sort out what goes where – another HUGE task that would have taken us a week to do!

We cannot thank the DRAKENSTEIN FIRE DEPARTMENT enough for their incredible work as well as their amazing attitude while doing it. Derek, Team…..THANK YOU, from the very bottom of our hearts. We know LFCT is close to yours, and a fire of compassion for the work we do for Children Fighting Cancer and their Families burns in your hearts.

You will never know what your wonderful gesture means to us. With love, respect and endless appreciation…. THANK YOU! 🙏  🙏  🙏



The ✨DRAKENSTEIN MUNICIPALITY CORPORATE OFFICE✨ staff also paid heed to our call for help with our move, and spent their #67Minutes for #MandelaDay with the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

These wonderful individuals saved us many hours of back-breaking work by sorting out, counting, packing and even taking home to wash, stock for the LFCT Pre-Loved Charity Shoppe.

These HOURS of work that these ladies and gents saved us means that our LFCT Charity Shoppe is open for Business-as-Usual so much sooner, and this means that we can DO MORE!

Upon arrival, they also handed over a very welcome donation of nappies and small-size adult diapers, as well as some non-perishable foodstuffs, cleaning materials and toiletries, which will be heading off to our Little Fighters and their Families as part of our Family Support efforts.

Our utmost gratitude goes out to every individual who came along to spend some hands-on time helping! With a small staff and massive loads of work, helping hands are always so very much appreciated. THANK YOU!!  🙏 🙏 🙏


(Photographs with permission of Parents and Hospital)

OILTANKING✨ initially became involved with the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Get WRAPPED Project, but decided to step it up a notch; they not only donated beautiful embroidered blankets, but also added a special #MandelaDay gift-bag for each Little Fighter in the ward on the day.

Oiltanking spread some warmth, but more than that, they shared a LOT of love! While this occurred a few days before Mandela Day, here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust we believe that the Mandela Day Spirit, should not be limited to just one day in a year – Make Every Day a Mandela Day  is one of our mottos.

The ward-visit and gifting was very much appreciated, and the gratitude from the Hospital, Little Fighters, Care-Givers and Staff is evident.

To everyone at OILTANKING who jumped in to make this a very special effort, please know that you are most appreciated and your support for LFCT is greatly valued. THANK YOU!! 🙏 🙏 🙏



It is always extra special when ✨Rochelle Momberg,✨ a Little Fighter herself a few years back, does our outreaches and hospital deliveries for us where our own hands cannot always reach.

Rochelle and her Mommy, Vicky, know exactly how it feels to sit in a paediatric oncology ward far from home. We met this PE Family in Cape Town, when Rochelle was undergoing treatment. The two of them, plus Gran, often make the time to brighten the day for some of our Little Fighters and their Bedside Care-Givers – this Mandela Day they did it again!

Rochelle, Vicky and all involved, as always, we are REALLY grateful for this special visit and labour of Love. THANK YOU!!  🙏 🙏 🙏

Sustainability Products✨ came to our rescue when they came over to our new premises to put shelving together which we could not figure out how to, and then they also helped sort out second-hand goodies and packed them on the shelves.

Brad and Alicia, thank you for always being willing to lend a helping hand, no matter how crazy your own factory and business schedule is! THANK YOU for always being a telephone call away! THANK YOU!! 🙏 🙏 🙏



OLD MUTUAL INSURE PAARL✨ staff  also stepped up for #MandelaDay and spent their #67Minutes shopping for groceries for our Little Fighters and their Families!

They arrived at our new premises on Tuesday with a load of groceries, just in time for some Family Grocery Parcels which will be packed and distributed this week!

A MASSIVE THANK YOU for your generous donation and for taking the time to come and deliver the donation personally.

The excitement when these goodies arrive at a Little Fighter’s home, will not be experienced by you personally, but we guarantee you, your selfless and kind contribution is appreciated SO much. THANK YOU!! 🙏 🙏 🙏



The Little Fighters Cancer Trust does #MandelaDayEveryDay, and we feel extremely honoured when Individuals and Companies join us in special efforts – A MASSIVE THANKS to one and all.




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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