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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

  • May 10, 2018 - R 678.60
  • "Donation - HS DF Malherbe " - Hoërskool DF Malherbe

  • Feb 16, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Beyond well done Abriella!! In awe of you in this achievement." - Happy 50 Linda

  • Feb 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Respect!" - Rahul

  • Feb 08, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "I admire your spirit and drive esp for such a young lady! Thank you for doing what you do for charity " - Annette Shea (Nan)

  • Jan 30, 2018 - R 410.00
  • "Celebrating Linda O'Sullivans 50th with love from Neil and Ananda Richards" - Linda O'Sullivan 50th

  • Jan 29, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "So proud of you, well done girl!" - Wait Familie

  • Jan 29, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "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. " - Trixie

  • Jan 24, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Good luck Abriella. This donation is a birthday present for my friend Linda O'Sullivan who told us about your amazing goal." - Mary Bradley

  • Jan 24, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Very inspiring! All the best!!!" - Nicole

  • Jan 22, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck for your swim. You can do it!!!" - Christo

  • Jan 20, 2018 - USD $ 44.02
  • "Congratulation!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 19, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Abriella, your phenomenal swim and your kind and loving heart have left an indelible impression on many." - Anonymous

  • Jan 18, 2018 - USD $ 213.76
  • "Abriella ... for your courage, for your hard work, for the hospitalised children you care about ... for your encouragement." - Anonymous

  • Jan 18, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck and congrats" - Jarrod

  • Jan 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "via 567 WELL DONE ! on being focussed & warm hearted " - N&R Majewski

  • Jan 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You are a champion and an inspiration, well done Abriella!" - Karl Richard

  • Jan 17, 2018 - USD $ 171.50
  • "The swim ... extraordinary achievement. The fundraising target ... enormous vision. Abriella ... exceptional person." - Anonymous

  • Jan 17, 2018 - R 3 084.60
  • "So proud of you.. and your gorgeous family.. an inspiration to us all xxx" - cheron

  • Jan 17, 2018 - USD $ 36.43
  • "Well Done Abriella " - Nige,l Kirstie & Archie Foord

  • Jan 17, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Brella you are such an inspiration - love us" - Owen Family

  • Jan 17, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Such a great thing you are doing. " - Alison Kuhl

  • Jan 17, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Anonymous .... " - Anonymous

  • Jan 17, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "An incredible achievement in so many ways. Well done!!" - Jenny Rayment

  • Jan 16, 2018 - USD $ 128.28
  • "Remarkable accomplishment. Wonderful example of true mettle and of compassion for the vulnerable." - Anonymous

  • Jan 16, 2018 - R 410.00
  • "Well done!!!" - Aqua Antics Swim School

  • Jan 16, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 15, 2018 - USD $ 85.21
  • "A dynamic individual - one with courage, resolve, concern for others." - Anonymous

  • Jan 15, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "inspiring - well done" - Amanda

  • Jan 15, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck Brella!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 15, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "ABRIELLA WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU." - Tony & Shaylene Miller

  • Jan 15, 2018 - R 2 010.00
  • "We always knew you could do it! Well done!" - Goldstone& Owen

  • Jan 14, 2018 - USD $ 42.49
  • "A tremendous achievement. A most worthwhile cause." - Anonymous

  • Jan 14, 2018 - USD $ 28.85
  • "Hey congratulations from one of your dads ex workmates. " - Dennis & Lesley Batty

  • Jan 14, 2018 - USD $ 105.04
  • "Well done" - Armen

  • Jan 14, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Well done" - Jemima Alexander

  • Jan 14, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Xx" - Sané van Zyl

  • Jan 13, 2018 - USD $ 82.25
  • "Congratulations on a truly incredible achievement. With such a positive mindset you have a great future ahead of you.Good luck! xx" - Great Uncle Richard and Great Aunty Anita

  • Jan 13, 2018 - R 10 010.00
  • "We are very proud of you Abriella! Well done!!" - Lex and Janice

  • Jan 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Congratulations Brellie! So proud of you xx love you " - Linda

  • Jan 13, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "I have so much respect for you! What an amazing attitude!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 12, 2018 - USD $ 256.09
  • "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." - Catherine & Patrick

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Congrats Abrielle...you are an inspiration to young & old!" - Gavin

  • Jan 12, 2018 - USD $ 52.60
  • "You are just amazing! Well done on what you are achieving " - Mandy

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Congrats on that awesome swim!" - Sandy & Pete

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "What a great cause Abrialla! Truly inspiring." - Bryan

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Well done!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Congratulations!!" - Fine and Country Jeffreys Bay

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Well done!!" - Murray fam

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Congratulations may God bless you in abundance " - Fine and Country St Francis Bay

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Incredible. I am in awe." - Hette-Lize Marshall

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Well done Abriella. We are all so proud of you!" - Jo & Rolff

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Congratulations" - GS

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Well done girl!" - Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Brave and caring soul! Well done." - Talitha

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 6 169.20
  • "Love you Brella Good Luck" - Neels Lande Sp Merwe Alex and Douglass

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 760.15
  • "Baie Mooi" - Gonnakop Boerdery

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You are an inspiration - well done young lady - you got this!" - Gallie family

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Welldone Abriella. You go girl !!!" - Doreen

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "All the best! You are amazing! " - Marlize

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 2 010.00
  • "Abriella -angel you are such a great inspiration! I love you ! Trieka" - Trieka

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 5 010.00
  • "Hi Abriella, good luck tomorrow I hope the conditions are perfect. Well done on your effort you are an inspiration. :) " - Chris Hops

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Incredible! Such a will to live your life and help people" - Jess G

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Well done on raising this money for such a good cause. Good luck with the swim!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 12, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "D Day! Stroke for stroke! You got this! " - Junior & Erika Ferreira

  • Jan 11, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "This swim is only the beginning of great things for you. Good luck with all your future endevours" - Anonymous

  • Jan 11, 2018 - R 111.00
  • "I love you BUT JUST FINISH " - Issataya Bredell “the sister

  • Jan 11, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck." - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Abriella! Ons hou duimvas uit Patensie. xx" - Padlangs: Patensie

  • Jan 10, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck young lady! May the wind be behind you and the water calm. Have fun!!!! You are an inspiration. " - Karen Gibson

  • Jan 10, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "All the best ! It’s a formidable swim!" - Yael joffe

  • Jan 10, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Have a great swim Abriella, You are an absolute inspiration to us all. Mat God bless you in abundance. " - The Kozlowski Family

  • Jan 10, 2018 - R 3 598.70
  • "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!!" - Jess and Mike

  • Jan 10, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wow is all I can! You are an inspiration to young and old. That everyone can make a difference. " - Robyn

  • Jan 10, 2018 - USD $ 81.04
  • "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. " - Keri Miller PROUD to be family of Brella ?

  • Jan 09, 2018 - USD $ 84.89
  • "Good luck Abriella and send my greetings to your dad." - Knut

  • Jan 09, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Enjoy every stroke....savour the moment and enjoy God's beautiful creation. Well done" - Lindsay de Kock

  • Jan 08, 2018 - R 3 000.00
  • "Love ?? love Proud " - Breuning Family

  • Jan 06, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "So proud of what you are trying to achieve!!! the world could use more people with your soul. Gooooood luck!!!" - Peta Sarkis

  • Jan 06, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Brave girl changing the world. " - JP

  • Jan 05, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "You go Girl! " - Zoetmulder

  • Jan 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Brave & Courageous Swim , just like the children at Red Cross " - Sherene Kingma

  • Jan 03, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Good luck Abriella!" - Estie

  • Jan 02, 2018 - R 4 010.00
  • "Best of Luck. You are a very brave young woman. " - Dulcie Ehlers

  • Jan 02, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Thank you" - Anon

  • Jan 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Abrielka" - Joel, Lee, Toby & Oscar

  • Dec 29, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Very best of luck and well done on your charity selection!" - Melodie Kingma

  • Dec 28, 2017 - R 800.00
  • "Go get em, will be there on the 6th to cheer u on" - Anonymous

  • Dec 27, 2017 - R 411.28
  • "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. " - Dilley Family

  • Dec 27, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck for an excellent cause" - Nick Colepeper

  • Dec 21, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "So proud of you, Abriella!" - Tanja Lategan

  • Dec 20, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "You are an inspiration to us all! Well done and best of luck x" - Claire Everingham

  • Dec 20, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "You are a very inspiring young lady, good luck and enjoy!!!" - Chio Moulang

  • Dec 20, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "All the Very Best for your Crossing " - Mervyn Bremner

  • Dec 19, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go make us all proud" - Jake phillips

  • Dec 19, 2017 - R 5 000.00
  • "GO GET EM" - KV ART PTY LTD

  • Dec 18, 2017 - R 290.00
  • "All the best with raising funds and swim" - ane frank

  • Dec 12, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "All the best" - Liz Holmes

  • Dec 06, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Super proud of you & all you are doing!!" - Vicky Hops

  • Dec 06, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck with your swim. Such a great cause. " - Carice van Selm

  • Nov 24, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "You can do it for such a wonderful cause. You go girl!" - Ann Gray

  • Nov 16, 2017 - R 250.00
  • "Brella u are an inspiration to us all! We love u and are so proud! Love ceej, mike and your 2,5 cousins ??" - Miller/Shea clan

  • Nov 15, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "A wonderful cause - we with you." - Chris & May Bradley

  • Nov 13, 2017 - USD $ 73.28
  • "Well done Abriella. Your a brave girl. " - Mr Glenn Mervyn Miller

  • Nov 10, 2017 - R 1 143.76
  • "This is for you brella , good luck from the hickey family in Newfoundland" - Ross hickey

  • Nov 09, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "We will be there support the hospital and yourself on the day " - Taryn griffin

  • Nov 09, 2017 - USD $ 37.17
  • "You are an inspiration! " - Elizna

  • Oct 31, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "Brave girl- with a heart for others" - M Weston

  • Oct 30, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Such an amazing initiative by such a young lady - all the best with your training and swim " - Gaylene

  • Oct 27, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "Go Go Go girl. Jeffreysbaai is trots op jou." - Loulita Vosloo

  • Oct 26, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Happy Birthday Jesse Kerzner,great heart for donation your gifts cash for Abriella" - Sithi Mfolozi

  • Oct 24, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "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" - Landi

  • Oct 24, 2017 - R 80.00
  • "Keep going , well done and thank you for what you are doing" - Anonymous

  • Oct 23, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Behind you all the way" - Frederick muller

  • Oct 21, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Happy Birthday Jesse " - Marc Algranti

  • Oct 21, 2017 - R 411.28
  • "Donation in lieu of gift for Jesse James. Happy birthday to Jesse. And best of luck to Abriella" - Levi Meyer

  • Oct 20, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "You're amazing Abriella! Everything of the best xx" - The Borchardt Family (Dean & Nadine)

  • Oct 20, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Such an inspiring young lady, a great cause. " - Quiran and Thandi Storey

  • Oct 18, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Happy Birthday Jessie Kerzner..what a special boy and a special cause. Love Lex and Ella on the occasion of your birthday xxx" - The Blanks

  • Oct 17, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Jesse James Kerzner has donated birthday cash in Leu of a gift " - Claudette Lange

  • Oct 14, 2017 - R 642.81
  • "So proud of you Abriella... behind you all the way ... with love from us xxx" - Dilley Family

  • Oct 13, 2017 - R 300.00
  • "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" - Cape Cafe Racers

  • Oct 09, 2017 - R 250.00
  • "See you in December , good job so far" - Sam Smit

  • Oct 09, 2017 - R 320.00
  • "We are supporting you all the way " - Henry du Plessis

  • Oct 04, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Best of luck!" - Trevor

  • Sep 29, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done. Please keep it up. " - Elza

  • Sep 27, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Well done , carry on going" - Anonymous

  • Sep 14, 2017 - R 20.00
  • "Go abrella " - Anonymous

  • Sep 14, 2017 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Aug 26, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck and well done!! Wishing you the best of luck." - Angus

  • Aug 18, 2017 - R 15.00
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Aug 18, 2017 - R 400.00
  • "Hope you reach your target and how this helps" - Anonymous

  • Aug 11, 2017 - R 3 084.60
  • "Briella you amazing!" - TB

  • Aug 07, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "The best of luck for the good cause " - Niknak & Ingrid Ferreira

  • Aug 06, 2017 - R 10 282.00
  • "Good luck, give your Best!! Doing it for GREAT cause. GOD Bless you!!" - Gonnakop Boerder

  • Aug 01, 2017 - R 20.00
  • "Good on you" - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2017 - R 350.00
  • "Much love and luck too you" - Anonymous

  • Jul 17, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "Great cause, have fun and good luck" - Chris Hops

  • Jul 17, 2017 - R 51.41
  • "Abriella, you are an amazing inspiration to young and old alike! Rooting for you all the way!!!!" - Shannon Mac

  • Jul 10, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "An inspiration to all young swimmers in SA." - Cara Smook

  • Jul 06, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "You're such an inspiration and I wish you all the best for your race. Go girl! " - Ashleigh B

  • Jun 26, 2017 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Jun 26, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "I think this is an awesome idea. I would love to do the swim with you but I cant do more than 2klm. " - Doug

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 20.00
  • "Looking forward to watching the big swim" - Anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "To all the lives that wil be saved" - Anonymous

  • Jun 16, 2017 - R 51.41
  • "You're the best" - Errol

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Pirates Randfontein

  • Jun 12, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "You give hope to those who do not have any!" - Este Pistorius

  • Jun 12, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck!!!!" - Con Oosthuzen

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "Good luck from WPPM" - WPPM

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing, good luck!!" - Robert Peitzsch

  • Jun 04, 2017 - USD $ 52.56
  • "Best of luck from malta..... Your strong as much as your father.... " - Christopher Borg

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 2 364.86
  • "Awesome stuff :) good luck!" - Nick Hops

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 30.00
  • "You go Abriella" - Anonymous

  • Jun 01, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "What a great cause. You're an inspiration to us all." - Anonymous

  • Jun 01, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "So inspirational!" - Sam Hops

  • May 29, 2017 - R 310.00
  • "Abriella, Mally would be so proud of you. x" - xx?xx

  • May 26, 2017 - R 854.68
  • "Amazing" - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "What an inspiration!!" - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2017 - R 20.00
  • "Go breilla " - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2017 - R 411.28
  • "So inspired by your passion. All for such a great cause." - Jenny e

  • May 22, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Well done" - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2017 - R 10 282.00
  • "Go Brella Go" - BKAKJesnMia

  • May 21, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Such an inspiration Abrielle. Keep up the training xx" - Anonymous

  • May 19, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Well done Briellie, you are an inspiration to all of us! . " - Anonymous

  • May 19, 2017 - R 20.00
  • "Well done abriella" - Anonymous

  • May 19, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "U go" - Anonymous

  • May 10, 2017 - R 50.00
  • "Good on you" - Anonymous

  • May 05, 2017 - R 80.00
  • "Well done abriella" - Anonymous

  • May 05, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Supporting you " - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2017 - R 20.00
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Apr 28, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you best of luck Abriella!!" - Build It Jeffreys Bay

  • Apr 26, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck, this is very exciting " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2017 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2017 - R 20.00
  • "Brave girl" - Anonymous

  • Apr 18, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "To the first of many " - Anonymous

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