Surprise Valentine’s Day for Choc kids

THOUGHTFUL DEED:Workers of Little Green Beverages sending heart-warming messages to children suffering with cancer at CHOC on Valentines Day Picture:SIVENATHI GOSA

CHILDREN from the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (Choc), who are suffering from cancer, enjoyed a special Valentine’s Day thanks to thanks to local manufacturing company, Little Green Beverages, that sent the children heart-warming and encouraging messages to mark the special day.

Sales administrator of the company, Diana Schutz, said she was listening to a radio an interview with on the radio of a five-year-old girl who was suffering from leukaemia, and was got touched by what the girl shared about her journey with the illness.

“That radio interview stirred up my emotions because I could not imagine her small body going through the suffering and pain that she had to endure. I then told the general manager, Elsabé van Biljoen, who helped me by making a difference in the children’s lives,” said Schutz.

Schutz said they raised funds for Choc by selling chocolate and badges to their co-workers.

“This is the first time that we are doing something like this, and I am sure it won’t be the last. My colleagues and I made cards for the children, and wrote short meaningful messages to each child, just to let them know that we are thinking of with them in their cancer battle. We managed to raise of R3600 for the organisation,” said Schutz.

Choc divisional manager of CHOC, Debbie Kleinenberg said what Little Green Beverages’ kindness did for them was a wonderful surprise. because they had not have never had any dealings with the company before. and

The company also came on board to commemorate International Children’s Cancer Day last Thursday. Kleinenberg said they honoured the dayInternational Children’s Cancer Day by remembering those who had lost their battle with the disease and to share encouraging words withfor those fighting it.

“Since we are a NPOnon-profit organisation, we rely on donations, fundraising events and just the generosity of the community. It is a struggle to make ends meet in maintaining the organisation, as we have two here in East London for families from out of town who need accommodation while in treatment,” she said.said Kleinenberg.
the battle. to remain strong and hopeful.


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