CANSA (The Cancer Association of South Africa)

Cansa does advocacy work and promotes cancer research, as well as helping individuals affected by cancer. It provides information, help and support.

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The CANSA TLC (Tough Living with Cancer) project is an initiative of CANSA and assists children and teenagers with cancer.

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CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA

CHOC aims to provide a fully integrated support programme to alleviate the stress families undergo when their child has cancer.  They help with accommodation for families far from home; information about treatments; some transport assistance; and support medical professionals.

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CHOC Western Cape & Namakwa Region

Tel: 086 110 6441       E-mail:


Childhood Cancer Network, South Africa (CCNSA)

Childhood Cancer Network, SA is a multi-stakeholder group of organisations that engage in childhood cancer care and control in South Africa, brought together to establish a network that seeks to collaborate, co-ordinate and advocate on behalf of childhood cancer and life- threatening blood disorders (LTBD) in South Africa.

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Footprints 4 Sam

The Footprints 4 Sam Trust serves underprivileged children and their families as they face the difficult journey of living with a life limiting condition. These complex conditions are often burdensome to the family and the Trust’s 6 key initiatives offer something tangible and beautiful in the midst of much pain and suffering.  It is their mission to leave Footprints of change in neonatal and paediatric wards countrywide, through the cultivation of a healthcare culture of swift and broad-based intervention, early diagnosis and real and achievable family centred solutions, which promote excellence of life for both child and family. Changing lives one footprint at a time…

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International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)

ICPCN is a global membership network of organisations and people working in the field of children’s palliative care or have an interest in this field.

The mission of the ICPCN is to achieve the best quality of life and care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, their families and carers worldwide, by raising awareness of children’s palliative care, lobbying for the global development of children’s palliative care services, and sharing expertise, skills and knowledge.

Membership of ICPCN is free and allows access to the free ICPCN E-learning platform which can be found at

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Little Fighters Cancer Trust

The Little FIghters Cancer Trust provides services in three core areas:

  1. Hospital Ward Support
  2. Individual Childhood Cancer Affected Family Support
  3. Promoting and Advocating Childhood Cancer Awareness

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Contact: Billi du Preez


 Mama Nurture

Mama Nurture offers support in birth and pregnancy loss. They offer counselling support in the case of miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death.

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Please contact  Samala Kriedemann directly.


Nicci Coertze Online Training (NCOT (Pty)Ltd)

Perinatal Bereavement Work

NCOT (Pty) Ltd is owned and managed by Nicci Coertze, an internationally trained birth, bereavement and adoption doula, with a special interest in perinatal bereavement and end of life support. Nicci is a professional birth and loss photographer as well as director of Doulas Of South Africa (DOSA.) NCOT currently offers training for people to qualify as Perinatal Bereavement Workers, an online loss course for bereaved parents, and will be offering an End Of Life Doula Training course soon.

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Reach For A Dream

Reach For A Dream fulfils the dreams of children between the ages of 3 – 18 years who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical illness.

We believe in the power of dreams; we encourage children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses and we try, as far as possible, to make these dreams come true. Our vision is to grow the Foundation to enable us to continue giving hope to children fighting life-threatening illnesses through the fulfilment of their dreams and making our national projects available to as many of the children as we can, the projects include: Camp Sunshine, Queen for a Day, Captain Courage, Show You Care Send A Bear and the Jabulani Kingdom Hospital entertainers which function on an ongoing basis.

Contact: Heidi Rowley (Western Cape Branch Manager)  Email:  (021) 555 3013 or cell 082 782 6268

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