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🤶 Mrs Santa Claus Came to LFCT 🎁


WOW!!!

Peeps, we have been SO blessed with goodies for our Little Fighters this year….

Diana Petfoods / Specialities Pet SA Pty Ltd came on board in a BIG way to provide for our most needy Children with Cancer this year and made a fantastic donation that ensured that our registered LFCT Little Fighters and their siblings are being totally spoiled this Christmas.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to Diana Petfoods / Specialities Pet SA Pty Ltd – Yolanda van der Riet & Dioleen Maritz it was an absolute pleasure to work with you ladies and to see how much Diana Petfoods / Specialities Pet SA Pty Ltd and both of you personally, care about the work that the Little Fighters Cancer Trust does and about our Little Fighters.

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
~ Steve Maraboli ~

 

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Where there’s a WILL there’s a Way


A few weeks ago the Little Fighters Cancer Trust received notification from a young man who was planning to use his talents to fundraise for LFCT and the work we do with Children with Cancer.

This is what we LOVE to see – people who use their talents and passion to fundraise for those who most need it!

Will is an “amateur” photographer and decided to make use of his talents by offering a special for the month of November to raise funds for LFCT.

Last week we received a wonderful financial donation from Will towards our work, and are very grateful that Will chose us, using his passion to fundraise for our passion – Children with Cancer & their Families.

Thank You also to all those who agreed to be photographed by Will for this fundraising project and allow us to publish their photos – all of YOU helped make this possible!

Check out Will’s Facebook Page, Photos by William!

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Financial Donations Urgently Needed for Xmas Family Food Parcels


Hi Folks,

We are getting some food donations in but also need financial donations so that we can buy FRESH veggies etc, to go with the Food Parcels. 🌽🥕🥦🍅🍗🥩🍼🥔

 

We need donations to be in by the 8th December to enable us to purchase and pack and send goods out by the 12th December.

 

All donations welcome 😘 Every R1 000, R500, R100, R50 helps 😘 

Namaste

 

Please Reference all donations with “Family Feeding”

 

Bank Details

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62380183013
Branch code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010

 

PayPal – Donations

 

Mobile Donations

 

 Please Reference all donations with “Family Feeding”

 

Urgent: We Need Your Pre-Loved Goods


Hey there Peeps, our shelves are getting a bit bare, and with the Festive Season coming up we need to fill them so that we have lots to sell in order to get funding for all that we need to do for our Little Fighters and their Families.

While we cannot give our Little Fighters anything second-hand, our Pre-Loved Charity Shoppe makes quick work of any pre-loved goods that are donated.

We have become quite well-known in Paarl and people know that they can get AWESOME bargains at our shoppe for their whole family.

With Christmas coming up, many of these customers who cannot afford anything else will be looking for some gently-loved items to purchase for their families for Christmas – please help us make sure that they can do so!

If it is in good condition we can sell it!

If you are in the Paarl area, do yourself a favour and pop in to our Pre-Loved Charity Shoppe @ 15 Castle/Kasteel Street – BARGAINS GALORE!!!

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Kwazulu-Natal Cancer Patients Dying While Waiting For Treatment


Cervical cancer patient Alice Sibiya has waited more than one year to receive treatment.

Four months ago the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) released a scathing report detailing the collapse of cancer services in the province. The document accused the KwaZulu-Natal health department and its MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, of failing patients.

Waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown by almost 30% as KwaZulu-Natal’s cancer services crumble and stall.

According to information revealed by SAHRC chairperson Bongani Majola during a recent provincial health portfolio committee meeting, patients are now waiting up to nine months for treatment.

The average waiting time for treatment was previously seven months.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson for health in KwaZulu-Natal Imran Keeka says he doubts the veracity of the information and alleges the data does not reflect patient backlogs at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital fuelled by a breakdown of treatment machines at Addington Hospital.

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✨Wishlist Wednesday✨ Become an LFCT 🧝‍♀️Christmas Elf🧝🏾‍♂️


Hola, Peeps! Can you believe that is almost November already – where has the year gone?

This being so, it is time for us at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust to start making arrangements for our Christmas Elf Project!

For those of you who do not  yet know this; every year LFCT does a drive for Christmas Presents. The LFCT Christmas Elf Project provides Children with Cancer with Christmas presents which many of them would not have otherwise.

For many children this will be the only Christmas presents they will get. Apart from supporting Individual Children with Cancer, all of their siblings also get Christmas Gifts and many of these destitute Families are also gifted with a full month’s worth of groceries so that they too can share in the Festive Season without having to worry about where the next meal will come from.

In order to do this, we ask for volunteers to act as Christmas Elves as we need loads of elves to help us pull this off.

Would YOU like to be an LFCT Christmas Elf this year? Read on about how you can become one and what your sacred duties as a bona-fide LFCT Christmas Elf will be….

 

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Dedication to Aleem, Mommy Kaneez, Sister Kamie & Family


It is once again with a heavy heart that I sit here in the early hours of the morning trying to find the words to write….

Today is Diwali, the Festival of Lights, a day of celebration that spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

Today is also the day that our Little Fighter, Aleem’s greatest wish would have been made manifest as he would have flown up to Durban with his mommy Kaneez and sister Kamie to meet Gambit the Dolphin at uShaka Marine World today.

Today is also the day that Aleem’s Family and Loved Ones will say their final goodbyes as his funeral takes place at 9am…

Emotions are all over the place… there are no words…

 

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Liquid Biopsy New Hope for Precision Therapies for Retinoblastoma Tumours


Retinoblastoma is a type of eye cancer that develops in the light-sensitive lining of the eye, called the retina.

Retinoblastoma can occur at any age but mainly occurs in children younger than 5 years of age and most often in those younger than 2.

In many developing countries where tumours can progress until they literally burst out of eyes, retinoblastoma remains an often fatal diagnosis, whereas in other countries the survival rate has risen to 98%.

Retinoblastoma was one of the first cancers to have its genetic origins identified in the late 1980s — a finding that helped launch the current era of personalised treatments that have transformed treatment of breast, lung, and prostate cancer.

To date though, children who develop these rare tumours have not benefited from that wave of precision diagnostics and therapies. This is mainly due to the fact that doctors have not been able to biopsy the tumours for genetic information that could guide treatment, without removing the very eyes the clinicians are trying so hard to save.

You can read about our own Little Fighter, Helen’s story HERE

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✨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!

 

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Garth Taylor 🤼‍♂️Fighting for Children with Cancer🤼‍♂️ TONIGHT!!! 🥊Please Support!!🥊


While most people know Garth Taylor for his chart-topping radio hits, few know he is an avid fitness fanatic and that kickboxing is his second passion.

Garth won the SA Amateur Kickboxing Championships in the lightweight category in 2014.

In an effort to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT) during Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Garth returns to the ring at the White Collar Boxing 19 event at Scarlet Ribbon, in Modderfontein TONIGHT, September 15.

I lost my sister to cancer. Having watched what she went through as an adult fighting this disease, I can only imagine how much worse it is for children to be fighting this battle,” comments Garth. “I figured, how bad could it be? Me stepping into the ring and getting punched around for kids who are fighting for their lives every single day.

I hope that the general public and companies will pledge towards this campaign and that we can raise funds and help make a difference. Cancer is a bully, and I will be fighting with everything I have for this cause,” he adds.

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