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Abriella Bredell

Abriella Bredell

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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 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:


Name Comment Date Amount
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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Donations to date

R 42 304.82

Fundraising target

R 2 000 000.00

The Children's Hospital Trust

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The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital is the only specialist hospital dedicated entirely to children in southern Africa and manages 260 000 patient visits annually. Very sick children are referred to this world-renowned tertiary institution from all over South Africa and the African continent. 

Since 1994, the Children’s Hospital Trust, the Fundraising Arm of the Hospital has helpd raise funds for building upgrades, new equipment and skills development programmes. As the Hospital was built in 1956 the outdated facilities were in critical need of upgrading. Despite this the Hospital is world-renowned as a centre of excellence in paediatric health-care and research.

100% of donations received by the Trust go directly to the Hospital, not a single cent is spent on administration costs.