Team Little Fighters Cancer Trust would just like to send out a bit (or a lot) of love to all of our Supporters across the Globe – we would not be able to do any of what we do without all of YOUR help.
Today we would especially like to thank each and every one of our supporters who donated to our annual Get WRAPPED Project – you will NEVER know how much those blankets that you donated mean to our Little Fighters and their Families.
Your donations mean that our Little Fighters will not get cold, either in hospital or at home while they are undergoing treatment, which is critical as they cannot afford to get a cold or even worse, the flu, due to their impaired immune systems from the cancer and the cancer treatments like Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy. Thank You!
Your donations also help keep our Little Fighters’ bedside-carers warm while the spend hours and hours sitting (and often sleeping) in a chair next to their child’s bed in hospital. Thank You!
So, it is Wishlist Wednesday again and we are continuing with our wish for a massive donation of warm snuggly blankets for our Children with Cancer for our annual Get WRAPPED Project which in now in its 5th year!
Winter is HERE, people, and the nights are freezing – soon the days will be freezing cold too, what with the storm and snow season starting, so we need to get these blankies out to our Little Fighters as soon as possible.
Please help us to reach our target of 2 500 blankets this year – there will be many grateful smiles to say thank you, we promise!
There are many stores who currently have blanket specials on, especially for Polar Fleece blankets for as little as around R45, so when next you pop into Pick n Pay, Pep Stores, Game, etc. please pick up a blankie or two for our Little Fighters and their hospital bedside carer.
We have decided to resurrect Wishlist Wednesday, and today we are wishing for a massive donation of warm snuggly blankets for our Children with Cancer for our annual Get WRAPPED Project which in now in its 5th year!
No child should have to go without decent bedding and a nice soft warm blanket to keep them warm in the cold winter months, let alone a child Fighting Cancer with all their might. Children undergoing chemotherapy treatment also get very cold during the treatment and it is terrible to see them shivering and shaking from cold.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust asks for donations of new, preferably soft (for the children’s sensitive skins due to some of the treatment regimens) single bed blankets to keep our Little Fighters warm.
Only new blankets are accepted due to the compromised immune systems of our Little Fighters.
DOC or Doc, normally stands for Doctor, but here at Little Fighters Cancer Trust we are giving this word another meaning – today we are using the acronym DOC for the Debit Order Club, and if we get it right we hope that it will act as another kind of Doc for our Little Fighters – the kind that helps them get ALL the help that they need; physical, emotional, spiritual, and any other kind of aid that they need to help them in the fight of their lives!
Today we are launching DOC for our Little Fighters. We previously asked people to join the R100 club and we do have a few (very few) contributors every month, but have also realised that there are many individuals who cannot afford even R100 per month, so we are extending it to include the R50 Club and the R25 Club.
The reason we are doing this is because, as per our previous article, we are spending too much time trying to fundraise money every month (remembering that we only have a core team of 3 members) and thereby cutting into our time for actually DOING what we are here for, which is to HELP and SUPPORT our Little Fighters and their Families.
PLEASE consider signing up for a debit order for R25, R50 or R100 according to what YOU can afford. We have almost 10 000 members on our Facebook page and even if we split that 3 ways it means that we would get:
R25 x 3 300 = R 82 500
R50 x 3 300 = R 165 000
R100 x 3 300 = R 330 000
R 577 500
While this may seem like a lot of money to some, break it down and it gives us approximately R385 per child per month. Remembering that we do not only help our Little Fighters but also their families, where required (which is most of the time), how far does R385 per month really go?
Think about how much it costs you for a month’s groceries for a family of 4; how much it costs to clothe a child; how much it costs to transport a mother and child from the Eastern Cape to the Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town and back; Accommodation costs for a month or two in a guest house?
Think for a moment how much a wheelchair costs – anything from R2 000 to R20 000; bath and shower aids cost in the region of R200 – R500 each; nebulizers cost from R400 up (and that is just for the machine); hospital-type beds cost R20 000 and up; and there are many more items that are often needed to make a Child with Cancer’s life bearable when at home that most of us never have to think about.
Good Morning Little Fighter Friends,
Today we come to you with a very important request – a donation of a soft, new, single-bed blanket towards our Annual Get WRAPPED Blanket Drive for Children with Cancer in Hospitals.
It is month-end, and the perfect time to add just one blanket to your monthly shopping basket that will make a WORLD of difference to someone this winter.
Please note that Makro, POCO, Clicks, Sheet Street and JET all have specials on Blankets on at the moment, ranging in price from around R50 to R300.
There is a dire shortage of and need for decent bedding at most state hospitals.
No child should have to go without decent bedding and a nice soft warm blanket to keep them warm in the cold winter months, let alone a child Fighting Cancer with all their might. Children undergoing chemotherapy treatment get very cold during the treatment and it is terrible to see them shivering and shaking from cold.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust Get Wrapped Project entails asking for donations of new single bed blankets, preferably soft, as the children have very sensitive skins due to some of the treatment regimens.
The response to the 2014 Get Wrapped project was so amazing that LFCT was able to gift every child in the paediatric oncology wards, as well as day patients and clinic patients, PLUS every mommy, with a lovely, warm blanket. In some of the areas we were able to include bed-socks, scarves and beanies as well.