✨Thankful Thursday✨ Garth Taylor
Garth Taylor is considered a pioneer of the South African music industry; he is also a self-taught SAMA nominated artist, and is most renowned for being a chart topping singer-songwriter and recording artist.
What few people know though, is that Garth is also a fitness fanatic whose second passion is kickboxing (he won the SA Amateur Kickboxing Champion in the Lightweight Category in 2014).
On Friday 15 September Garth entered the White Collar Boxing ring for the second time on behalf of the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.
Garth competed in the White Collar Boxing 19 event at Scarlet Ribbon in Modderfontein, in an effort to raise Childhood Cancer Awareness as well as to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust. White Collar boxing is essentially recreational and uses the sport as a means of personal development for people to push themselves and achieve individual objectives.
With many of our Little Fighters sending Garth video messages of encouragement, he could do nothing other than repeat his stellar performance of last year, and once again win his match – to the delight of all our Little Fighters! Congratulations, Garth, you are a real Warrior for our Little Fighters!!
A shout-out also goes to Andrew Savvides, Garth’s opponent for the great Fight and for his Support for Garth’s cause!
Garth Meets his Biggest Fan
One of the Little Fighters who made a video for Garth prior to his fight was Kyle, who said, “Thank you for what you are doing for Children with Cancer by getting into that boxing ring shortly, all in an effort to raise funds for our #LittleFighters and Families.
Kyle also expressed a wish to meet Garth and to see him perform in Cape Town at some stage. While he may not have seen Garth perform, he did get his wish to meet Garth on 21st September when LFCT took Kyle and his mommy to visit to the Castle of Good Hope (a first for Kyle), where they were met by Garth, and then went on to lunch at the V&A Waterfront.
Childhood Cancer is a cause very close to Garth’s heart:
“After having my sister, Joanne, taken away from me by cancer, I have even more of a soft spot toward people who are fighting cancer. Having watched what she went through as an adult fighting this disease, I can only imagine how much worse it is for children who are suffering from cancer, to fight this battle.
So, I figured, how bad can it be? Me, stepping into the ring and getting punched around for kids who are fighting for their lives every single day. I might as well see what I can do, if not through my singing, then by getting into the ring and doing something more exciting, so that people and companies pledge money and hopefully we can raise enough funds to help these little kids.
I see cancer as a big bully hurting these children, and that is what I will be fighting.”
Heart of Gold Award
It is with GREAT pleasure that the Little Fighters Cancer Trust announces that Garth Taylor is the latest recipient of The Little Fighters Cancer Trust Heart of Gold award.
The LFCT Heart of Gold Award is bestowed upon individuals who go above and beyond to create much-needed Child Cancer Awareness and to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.
Without these individuals giving so freely of their time and efforts (and in Garth’s case his body), the Little Fighters Cancer Trust could not continue doing what we do best – help more than 2 000 Children with Cancer and their Families across South Africa in whichever way we can to make their lives a little bit easier.
Thank you Garth, for all that you do for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust and our Little Fighters – We Salute You! 🖖🏽 Live long and Prosper 🖖🏽
You can still make Pledges and donations via the online fundraising platform, Back-a-buddy until the end of the month. So far we only have R 12 292.62 pledged – help us reach Garth’s target of R50 000.00
Visit BackaBuddy to contribute towards this initiative.
A R20 donation can also be made by SMSing the word STRONGER to 40770.
Posted on 28 September, 2017, in Blog, Hearts of GOLD, News & Events and tagged Child Cancer, Child Cancer Awareness, childhood cancer, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Garth Taylor, International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, LFCT Heart of Gold Award, Little Fighters, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, paediatric cancer, Pediatric cancer, south africa, stronger, White Collar Boxing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.