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Abriella Bredell

Abriella Bredell

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Hi, 

My name is Abriella Bredell.

I am 10 years old, and I live in Jeffreys Bay.

My goal is to swim the Robben Island Channel this December in order to raise funds for my favourite charity, The Red Cross Children's Hospital.

My aim is to set the world record for the youngest person to take part in this event.

I am a learner at Victory Christian School in Jeffreys Bay and I have been training at Brenton’s Swim School and Liquid Lines since I was only two years old.

I love swimming because I am a very competitive person and enjoy swimming races against other people and improving my times. I like learning new things, keeping fit and taking care of my body. Swimming does all of the above for me.

I train 6 times a week and love the open water swimming at Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay.

My ultimate goal in swimming is to practise hard and to swim the Robben Island Channel with my coach, Brenton Williams. My favourite stroke is butterfly, but I thinks my first Robben Island crossing will be freestyle. 

I have started to surf in cold water, so think I will be able to swim Robben Island this December.

For more information or to keep track of my training, read my blog or to see a list of my sponsors, please visit www.abriellabredell.co.za or follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

For more information about the Red Cross Children's Hospital, please visit their website or visit their Facebook page.

 

Read about Abriella in the NEWS:

Donations

Name Comment Date Amount
Happy 50 Linda Beyond well done Abriella!! In awe of you in this achievement. Feb 16, 2018 R 514.10
Rahul Respect! Feb 12, 2018 R 1 028.20
Annette Shea (Nan) I admire your spirit and drive esp for such a young lady! Thank you for doing what you do for charity Feb 08, 2018 R 51.41
Linda O'Sullivan 50th Celebrating Linda O'Sullivans 50th with love from Neil and Ananda Richards Jan 30, 2018 R 410.00
Wait Familie So proud of you, well done girl! Jan 29, 2018 R 510.00
Trixie Donating this in lieu of a birthday present on request of the birthday girl. So here is to many happy returns on your birthday Linda - and to you Abrielle - good luck with this great effort. Jan 29, 2018 R 200.00
Mary Bradley Good luck Abriella. This donation is a birthday present for my friend Linda O'Sullivan who told us about your amazing goal. Jan 24, 2018 R 257.05
Nicole Very inspiring! All the best!!! Jan 24, 2018 R 200.00
Christo Good luck for your swim. You can do it!!! Jan 22, 2018 R 308.46
Anonymous Congratulation! Jan 20, 2018 USD $ 44.02
Anonymous Abriella, your phenomenal swim and your kind and loving heart have left an indelible impression on many. Jan 19, 2018 R 2 570.50
Anonymous Abriella ... for your courage, for your hard work, for the hospitalised children you care about ... for your encouragement. Jan 18, 2018 USD $ 213.76
Jarrod Good luck and congrats Jan 18, 2018 R 102.82
N&R Majewski via 567 WELL DONE ! on being focussed & warm hearted Jan 18, 2018 R 514.10
Karl Richard You are a champion and an inspiration, well done Abriella! Jan 18, 2018 R 205.64
Anonymous The swim ... extraordinary achievement. The fundraising target ... enormous vision. Abriella ... exceptional person. Jan 17, 2018 USD $ 171.50
cheron So proud of you.. and your gorgeous family.. an inspiration to us all xxx Jan 17, 2018 R 3 084.60
Nige,l Kirstie & Archie Foord Well Done Abriella Jan 17, 2018 USD $ 36.43
Owen Family Brella you are such an inspiration - love us Jan 17, 2018 R 500.00
Alison Kuhl Such a great thing you are doing. Jan 17, 2018 R 510.00
Anonymous Anonymous .... Jan 17, 2018 R 310.00
Jenny Rayment An incredible achievement in so many ways. Well done!! Jan 17, 2018 R 510.00
Anonymous Remarkable accomplishment. Wonderful example of true mettle and of compassion for the vulnerable. Jan 16, 2018 USD $ 128.28
Aqua Antics Swim School Well done!!! Jan 16, 2018 R 410.00
Anonymous Well done! Jan 16, 2018 R 1 000.00
Anonymous A dynamic individual - one with courage, resolve, concern for others. Jan 15, 2018 USD $ 85.21
Amanda inspiring - well done Jan 15, 2018 R 1 010.00
Anonymous Good luck Brella! Jan 15, 2018 R 210.00
Tony & Shaylene Miller ABRIELLA WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. Jan 15, 2018 R 210.00
Goldstone& Owen We always knew you could do it! Well done! Jan 15, 2018 R 2 010.00
Anonymous A tremendous achievement. A most worthwhile cause. Jan 14, 2018 USD $ 42.49
Dennis & Lesley Batty Hey congratulations from one of your dads ex workmates. Jan 14, 2018 USD $ 28.85
Armen Well done Jan 14, 2018 USD $ 105.04
Jemima Alexander Well done Jan 14, 2018 R 205.64
Sané van Zyl Xx Jan 14, 2018 R 205.64
Great Uncle Richard and Great Aunty Anita Congratulations on a truly incredible achievement. With such a positive mindset you have a great future ahead of you.Good luck! xx Jan 13, 2018 USD $ 82.25
Lex and Janice We are very proud of you Abriella! Well done!! Jan 13, 2018 R 10 010.00
Linda Congratulations Brellie! So proud of you xx love you Jan 13, 2018 R 514.10
Anonymous I have so much respect for you! What an amazing attitude! Jan 13, 2018 R 308.46
Catherine & Patrick Hi Abriella, we never met but I heard and read a lot about you. Congratulations on your phantastic performance and initiative! Remarkable achievement in so many ways. Jan 12, 2018 USD $ 256.09
Gavin Congrats Abrielle...you are an inspiration to young & old! Jan 12, 2018 R 1 028.20
Mandy You are just amazing! Well done on what you are achieving Jan 12, 2018 USD $ 52.60
Sandy & Pete Congrats on that awesome swim! Jan 12, 2018 R 514.10
Bryan What a great cause Abrialla! Truly inspiring. Jan 12, 2018 R 514.10
Anonymous Well done! Jan 12, 2018 R 2 056.40
Fine and Country Jeffreys Bay Congratulations!! Jan 12, 2018 R 1 028.20
Murray fam Well done!! Jan 12, 2018 R 1 028.20
Fine and Country St Francis Bay Congratulations may God bless you in abundance Jan 12, 2018 R 1 028.20
Hette-Lize Marshall Incredible. I am in awe. Jan 12, 2018 R 102.82
Jo & Rolff Well done Abriella. We are all so proud of you! Jan 12, 2018 R 1 028.20
GS Congratulations Jan 12, 2018 R 51.41
Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails Well done girl! Jan 12, 2018 R 514.10
Talitha Brave and caring soul! Well done. Jan 12, 2018 R 205.64
Anonymous Good luck! Jan 12, 2018 R 205.64
Neels Lande Sp Merwe Alex and Douglass Love you Brella Good Luck Jan 12, 2018 R 6 169.20
Gonnakop Boerdery Baie Mooi Jan 12, 2018 R 760.15
Gallie family You are an inspiration - well done young lady - you got this! Jan 12, 2018 R 205.64
Doreen Welldone Abriella. You go girl !!! Jan 12, 2018 R 1 010.00
Marlize All the best! You are amazing! Jan 12, 2018 R 200.00
Trieka Abriella -angel you are such a great inspiration! I love you ! Trieka Jan 12, 2018 R 2 010.00
Chris Hops Hi Abriella, good luck tomorrow I hope the conditions are perfect. Well done on your effort you are an inspiration. :) Jan 12, 2018 R 5 010.00
Jess G Incredible! Such a will to live your life and help people Jan 12, 2018 R 1 028.20
Anonymous Well done on raising this money for such a good cause. Good luck with the swim! Jan 12, 2018 R 205.64
Junior & Erika Ferreira D Day! Stroke for stroke! You got this! Jan 12, 2018 R 1 000.00
Anonymous This swim is only the beginning of great things for you. Good luck with all your future endevours Jan 11, 2018 R 102.82
Issataya Bredell “the sister I love you BUT JUST FINISH Jan 11, 2018 R 111.00
Anonymous Good luck. Jan 11, 2018 R 51.41
Padlangs: Patensie Good luck Abriella! Ons hou duimvas uit Patensie. xx Jan 10, 2018 R 1 028.20
Karen Gibson Good Luck young lady! May the wind be behind you and the water calm. Have fun!!!! You are an inspiration. Jan 10, 2018 R 205.64
Yael joffe All the best ! It’s a formidable swim! Jan 10, 2018 R 500.00
The Kozlowski Family Have a great swim Abriella, You are an absolute inspiration to us all. Mat God bless you in abundance. Jan 10, 2018 R 514.10
Jess and Mike Best of luck Brellie! Will be thinking of you, can't wait to hear all about it when we next see you. English channel next :) Love Jess and Mike!! Jan 10, 2018 R 3 598.70
Robyn Wow is all I can! You are an inspiration to young and old. That everyone can make a difference. Jan 10, 2018 R 102.82
Keri Miller PROUD to be family of Brella ? You are a superstar and I am more proud than I can put into words. You are changing the lives of these children and there isn't a price you can put on that. Jan 10, 2018 USD $ 81.04
Knut Good luck Abriella and send my greetings to your dad. Jan 09, 2018 USD $ 84.89
Lindsay de Kock Enjoy every stroke....savour the moment and enjoy God's beautiful creation. Well done Jan 09, 2018 R 205.64
Breuning Family Love ?? love Proud Jan 08, 2018 R 3 000.00
Peta Sarkis So proud of what you are trying to achieve!!! the world could use more people with your soul. Gooooood luck!!! Jan 06, 2018 R 308.46
JP Brave girl changing the world. Jan 06, 2018 R 205.64
Zoetmulder You go Girl! Jan 05, 2018 R 500.00
Sherene Kingma Brave & Courageous Swim , just like the children at Red Cross Jan 04, 2018 R 514.10
Estie Good luck Abriella! Jan 03, 2018 R 310.00
Dulcie Ehlers Best of Luck. You are a very brave young woman. Jan 02, 2018 R 4 010.00
Anon Thank you Jan 02, 2018 R 210.00
Joel, Lee, Toby & Oscar Good luck Abrielka Jan 01, 2018 R 514.10
Melodie Kingma Very best of luck and well done on your charity selection! Dec 29, 2017 R 500.00
Anonymous Go get em, will be there on the 6th to cheer u on Dec 28, 2017 R 800.00
Dilley Family Abriella, you are an example to all of living life to the fullest, accepting challenges that most of us would run away from. What a great example of love for others. Proud of you. Dec 27, 2017 R 411.28
Nick Colepeper Good luck for an excellent cause Dec 27, 2017 R 1 000.00
Tanja Lategan So proud of you, Abriella! Dec 21, 2017 R 210.00
Claire Everingham You are an inspiration to us all! Well done and best of luck x Dec 20, 2017 R 500.00
Chio Moulang You are a very inspiring young lady, good luck and enjoy!!! Dec 20, 2017 R 5 141.00
Mervyn Bremner All the Very Best for your Crossing Dec 20, 2017 R 102.82
Jake phillips Go make us all proud Dec 19, 2017 R 1 000.00
KV ART PTY LTD GO GET EM Dec 19, 2017 R 5 000.00
ane frank All the best with raising funds and swim Dec 18, 2017 R 290.00
Liz Holmes All the best Dec 12, 2017 R 100.00
Vicky Hops Super proud of you & all you are doing!! Dec 06, 2017 R 514.10
Carice van Selm Good Luck with your swim. Such a great cause. Dec 06, 2017 R 205.64
Ann Gray You can do it for such a wonderful cause. You go girl! Nov 24, 2017 R 205.64
Miller/Shea clan Brella u are an inspiration to us all! We love u and are so proud! Love ceej, mike and your 2,5 cousins ?? Nov 16, 2017 R 250.00
Chris & May Bradley A wonderful cause - we with you. Nov 15, 2017 R 1 028.20
Mr Glenn Mervyn Miller Well done Abriella. Your a brave girl. Nov 13, 2017 USD $ 73.28
Ross hickey This is for you brella , good luck from the hickey family in Newfoundland Nov 10, 2017 R 1 143.76
Taryn griffin We will be there support the hospital and yourself on the day Nov 09, 2017 R 110.00
Elizna You are an inspiration! Nov 09, 2017 USD $ 37.17
M Weston Brave girl- with a heart for others Oct 31, 2017 R 102.82
Gaylene Such an amazing initiative by such a young lady - all the best with your training and swim Oct 30, 2017 R 510.00
Loulita Vosloo Go Go Go girl. Jeffreysbaai is trots op jou. Oct 27, 2017 R 110.00
Sithi Mfolozi Happy Birthday Jesse Kerzner,great heart for donation your gifts cash for Abriella Oct 26, 2017 R 514.10
Landi Giving is not just about a donation. It's about making a difference. Thank you for giving so selflessly Abriella. May you always be blessed. x Oct 24, 2017 R 210.00
Anonymous Keep going , well done and thank you for what you are doing Oct 24, 2017 R 80.00
Frederick muller Behind you all the way Oct 23, 2017 R 210.00
Marc Algranti Happy Birthday Jesse Oct 21, 2017 R 514.10
Levi Meyer Donation in lieu of gift for Jesse James. Happy birthday to Jesse. And best of luck to Abriella Oct 21, 2017 R 411.28
The Borchardt Family (Dean & Nadine) You're amazing Abriella! Everything of the best xx Oct 20, 2017 R 1 028.20
Quiran and Thandi Storey Such an inspiring young lady, a great cause. Oct 20, 2017 R 205.64
The Blanks Happy Birthday Jessie Kerzner..what a special boy and a special cause. Love Lex and Ella on the occasion of your birthday xxx Oct 18, 2017 R 514.10
Claudette Lange Jesse James Kerzner has donated birthday cash in Leu of a gift Oct 17, 2017 R 1 028.20
Dilley Family So proud of you Abriella... behind you all the way ... with love from us xxx Oct 14, 2017 R 642.81
Cape Cafe Racers Cape Cafe Racers wish you all the best and thank you for your supporting the Red Cross Children's Hospital. You are a fine example of what the young can do. Well Done Oct 13, 2017 R 300.00
Sam Smit See you in December , good job so far Oct 09, 2017 R 250.00
Henry du Plessis We are supporting you all the way Oct 09, 2017 R 320.00
Trevor Best of luck! Oct 04, 2017 R 100.00
Elza Well done. Please keep it up. Sep 29, 2017 R 1 000.00
Anonymous Well done , carry on going Sep 27, 2017 R 100.00
Anonymous Go abrella Sep 14, 2017 R 20.00
Anonymous Good luck Sep 14, 2017 R 50.00
Angus Good Luck and well done!! Wishing you the best of luck. Aug 26, 2017 R 205.64
Anonymous Good luck Aug 18, 2017 R 15.00
Anonymous Hope you reach your target and how this helps Aug 18, 2017 R 400.00
TB Briella you amazing! Aug 11, 2017 R 3 084.60
Niknak & Ingrid Ferreira The best of luck for the good cause Aug 07, 2017 R 1 000.00
Gonnakop Boerder Good luck, give your Best!! Doing it for GREAT cause. GOD Bless you!! Aug 06, 2017 R 10 282.00
Anonymous Good on you Aug 01, 2017 R 20.00
Anonymous Much love and luck too you Jul 31, 2017 R 350.00
Chris Hops Great cause, have fun and good luck Jul 17, 2017 R 5 141.00
Shannon Mac Abriella, you are an amazing inspiration to young and old alike! Rooting for you all the way!!!! Jul 17, 2017 R 51.41
Cara Smook An inspiration to all young swimmers in SA. Jul 10, 2017 R 210.00
Ashleigh B You're such an inspiration and I wish you all the best for your race. Go girl! Jul 06, 2017 R 200.00
Anonymous Good luck Jun 26, 2017 R 50.00
Doug I think this is an awesome idea. I would love to do the swim with you but I cant do more than 2klm. Jun 26, 2017 R 100.00
Anonymous Looking forward to watching the big swim Jun 19, 2017 R 20.00
Anonymous To all the lives that wil be saved Jun 19, 2017 R 500.00
Errol You're the best Jun 16, 2017 R 51.41
Pirates Randfontein Good luck! Jun 15, 2017 R 205.64
Este Pistorius You give hope to those who do not have any! Jun 12, 2017 R 100.00
Con Oosthuzen Good luck!!!! Jun 12, 2017 R 100.00
WPPM Good luck from WPPM Jun 09, 2017 R 110.00
Robert Peitzsch Amazing, good luck!! Jun 08, 2017 R 1 000.00
Christopher Borg Best of luck from malta..... Your strong as much as your father.... Jun 04, 2017 USD $ 52.56
Nick Hops Awesome stuff :) good luck! Jun 02, 2017 R 2 364.86
Anonymous You go Abriella Jun 02, 2017 R 30.00
Anonymous What a great cause. You're an inspiration to us all. Jun 01, 2017 R 205.64
Sam Hops So inspirational! Jun 01, 2017 R 210.00
xx?xx Abriella, Mally would be so proud of you. x May 29, 2017 R 310.00
Anonymous Amazing May 26, 2017 R 854.68
Anonymous What an inspiration!! May 23, 2017 R 205.64
Anonymous Go breilla May 23, 2017 R 20.00
Jenny e So inspired by your passion. All for such a great cause. May 23, 2017 R 411.28
Anonymous Well done May 22, 2017 R 100.00
BKAKJesnMia Go Brella Go May 22, 2017 R 10 282.00
Anonymous Such an inspiration Abrielle. Keep up the training xx May 21, 2017 R 500.00
Anonymous Well done Briellie, you are an inspiration to all of us! . May 19, 2017 R 205.64
Anonymous Well done abriella May 19, 2017 R 20.00
Anonymous U go May 19, 2017 R 100.00
Anonymous Good on you May 10, 2017 R 50.00
Anonymous Well done abriella May 05, 2017 R 80.00
Anonymous Supporting you May 05, 2017 R 200.00
Anonymous Good luck May 02, 2017 R 20.00
Build It Jeffreys Bay Wishing you best of luck Abriella!! Apr 28, 2017 R 1 000.00
Anonymous Good luck, this is very exciting Apr 26, 2017 R 514.10
Anonymous Good luck Apr 21, 2017 R 50.00
Anonymous Good luck Apr 20, 2017 R 500.00
Anonymous Brave girl Apr 20, 2017 R 20.00
Anonymous To the first of many Apr 18, 2017 R 110.00
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