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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
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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Donations to date

R 54 566.05

Fundraising target

R 2 000 000.00

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A hospital dedicated entirely to children – especially children predominantly from impoverished communities throughout Africa – is critically important. So important, that it needs a champion to make sure that it’s able to keep doing the phenomenal work it does.

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