Mission Statement




FURTHER MORE:


We undertake to do so without discrimination against sex, religion, social status, race or culture.

We commit ourselves to providing support with a holistic approach; the end result always needs to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride.

We will not implement any procedural limitations which will cause a delay in delivering assistance to Children with Cancer and their Families.

We do not have any limitations as to the types of assistance we can and will offer except for the availability of funding.

We will at all times treat each Child with Cancer and his/ her Family as individuals as we understand and respect the uniqueness of each situation.

We undertake to promote and advocate National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase the amount of diagnosed Childhood Cancer cases in South Africa, as an increase in earlier diagnosis will result in a higher survival rate for Children with Cancer in South Africa.

NPO: 089-376 / PBO: 930037657 / Trust Registration: IT 2817-2010 / Vat Exemption: 1000-881-17-5

BRIEF HISTORY


The Little Fighters Cancer Trust was conceptualised in 2009 when Tania Goslett and Thomas Engela became personally, but indirectly, affected by Childhood Cancer.

Within a span of two months, two children from two different families within their personal circle of friends, was diagnosed with cancer.

Offering as much assistance as they could in their private capacity, it was soon clear that there are many families affected by Childhood Cancer and many needs which is not being addressed by the existing systems.

The first step to formalise the Trust as a legal entity was made in 2010. The registration of the Trust as an NPO and PBO followed. The initial aim was to assist Children with Cancer in the Drakenstein area, which is where they live and from where the Trust operates.

However, soon families from right across South Africa came to hear about this small but active and truly unique organization, and requests for assistance flooded in from all nine provinces.

Never making any promises, bar one, which is that we will do whatever is within our means and ability to assist with, the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is now a fully-fledged National Childhood Cancer Support Organization.

The assistance to Children with Cancer is not only extended via the Family unit, but we also offer support to Children with Cancer and Parents in Paediatric Oncology Hospital Wards, as well as Places of Safety which houses Children with Cancer.

Within a short span of time, the Little Fighters Cancer Trust has grown tremendously, and during the 2012 financial year, reached just under 800 Children with Cancer from across South Africa, with some form of support.