Striving to improve the physical, mental and spiritual life of young seriously ill patients.

John 15 verse 12 (CEB) "This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you."


The Bennie Foundation is striving to uplift the disadvantaged terminally ill young patients of today. These young people have cancer, AIDS and other serious illnesses. The chances of them seeing their loved ones again, which sometimes stay far away in rural areas, are slim to none. We aim to set up additional lines of communications again, using tools such as the internet, e-mail and Skype, to "rejoin" these patients with their families. A computer room has been set up to facilitate this, plus give the young patients games to play. In a positive manner help them with their education as well as to provide them with good fun. Fun is a luxury these children do not have, as their outlook on life is normally very bleak and sombre. We try to engage them in a positive manner, bringing them competition, social interaction, uplift their spiritual lives. In short, we try to bring the outside world to them, so that they can feel they make an impact and that they are important, that people actually care for them and to help them fight these terrible diseases.

We implore the community to not only donate money, but to donate a piece of your time and yourself. Go and visit the children, bake them cookies, knit "beanies", take toiletries, anything you can, just get involved. We as a single group of people can only do so much, but with the help of all of you, we can move mountains. Luke 17:6 (CEB) Jesus said "if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea', and it will obey you".

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

The Bennie Foundation members are as follows

Bennie van Eeden

President

Stiaan van Eeden

Chairman

Joy van Eeden

Vice-Chairman

Dr Vonli van Eeden

Medical Advisor

Annatjie de Villiers

Secretary

Manfred Klose

Marketing Director

Benita van Eeden

Internal Auditor