The Little Fighters Charitable Trust offers support to families who have a child with a life threatening illness, or where a parent has a life threatening illness that affects the child or children, whether it be financial or non-monetary services, our aim to focus assistance where needed to each family.
We also raise awareness and provide resources and connections to families who require assistance as a result of a life threatening illness affecting the child or children.
Whether it is financial help in the way of donations, sponsorship or fundraising, volunteering your time or joining us, every little bit helps and everyone can make a difference.
What an amazing turn out of helpers to create a playground for our wee princess Genevive!
Genevive suffers from a metabolic disorder called methylalonic acidemia. This is a protein metabolism disorder which leaves her blood gases very acidic. despite a strict and monitored low protein diet, this acidotic state is very difficult to control and during periods of un wellness it causes severe damage to her brain function which has put her on the autistic spectrum. She has not yet developed any spoken words. Furthermore there is damage to her liver and kidneys. Genevive is at chronic end stage renal failure. Despite all of these obstacles she is a very bright, energetic and happy little girl. She is at her happiest when she is allowed to run, climb and explore. Swinging, sliding and swimming are her autistic 'safe' places and help to calm her. This outdoor play area is a dream come true. With this lovely play area that is all for her, it will take a lot to wipe the smile off her face!
A massive thank you to all those that helped on the day and the wonderful people that fed them. A special thanks to Kiwiplay Playgrounds and Tricky Trees for their contributions.
Taranakis very own Dancing With the Stars, Dance Like No Other is being run by More FM. Little Fighters Trust, along with 7 other local charities have been selected to be part of this fabulous promotion. We are very lucky and have had Dinnie Moeahu from DMAN Entertainment as our dancer.
As part of this promotion we are actively seeking sponsorship and donations from local businesses and individuals. If you wish to contribute to our cause please contact us.
We are running two fundraising promotions ourselves over this time, firstly we are giving all Taranaki schools the chance to win "The Ultimate Dance Party" for their school, and we are holding a fun filled night out on 29 October.
More information on these events will be loaded shortly. In the mean time keep up to date by following us on Facebook.
Our challenge to you is to donate a Fiver to Fight, you choose if its five dollars per week, per fortnight or per month, it's up to you! But we know that every little bit helps a local Taranaki family struggling with a life threatening illness. Our pledge to you is that every cent you donate goes to helping one of our wonderful families.