The heroic firefighters at the Milnerton fire station in Cape Town opened their hearts to some smaller heroes to make a few dreams come true.


Milnerton, Cape Town – In the last 30 years, the Reach for a Dream Foundation has fulfilled over 18,300 children’s dreams. They have also touched the lives of over 45 000 more children through their various projects.

The Foundation works to fulfil the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 18 who are living with life-threatening illnesses. The dream team uses the special day to help the children regain some of their childhoods, which mostly consists of medical routines and being cautious.

“We believe in the power of dreams and we encourage children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses. We seek, as far as possible, to make dreams come true and our donors and sponsors make this happen.” – Reach for a Dream

Whatever the dream, no matter how big or small, it often gives the child hope and courage to carry on the fight. The fulfilment of these dreams inspires hope and courage in the dreamer and helps them believe that tomorrow is worth fighting for.

The foundation recently teamed up with the Milnerton Fire department to inspire a group of little heroes fighting big battles. The group of boys had a fun day out at the fire station.

“The Milnerton Fire Station hosted our Captain Courage. The team started the day by giving each one of our boys’ fireman badges and teaching them the important numbers to dial in case of a fire and giving the legendary stop, drop, cover your face and roll demonstration.

The boys were thrilled and so involved in every action. The team set up a course for the boys to complete that really made them all feel like firefighters. The fire station cheered as each boy bravely completed the course. We are so grateful to the firemen for making this day exceptionally magical for our kids.”

Take a look at their happy faces below; the firefighters really made the day so special for all the boys involved.

Sources: Reach for a Dream Foundation
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