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One Ocean Swim

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Sarah is a retired national swimmer who holds a Guinness World Record for becoming the first person to circumnavigate Easter Island. She uses her passion and talent for pioneering extreme swims around the world to create a platform to educate and inspire people to change their behaviour.

Sarah Ferguson will be embarking on her longest and farthest swim EVER!  The One Ocean Swim will be kicked off on Monday 21 February 2022.  Sarah will be swimming from Durban to Cape Town in an attempt to create awareness about plastic pollution and the importance of conserving our beautiful coastline and oceans.

Our main sponsor did not come on board and Sarah had to self fund the first leg of the swim by taking out a loan. The funds will be used for covering operational costs for the swim which includes paying the support team, fuel, food, accommodation and environmental education projects along the way. It costs a minimum of R12 000 a day to do the swim.

We want to raise awareness around the threats throw away or single-use plastic is causing in the marine environment. This awareness will allow us to do more projects where we can educate schools and communities about the topic. We want to educate people and encourage behavioural changes, it doesn't matter how small.

Social media links:

Instagram: One Ocean Swim @oneoceanswim Breathe Conservation @breatheocean1  

Facebook: One Ocean Swim https://www.facebook.com/oneoceanswim Breathe Conservation https://www.facebook.com/BreatheOcean1

 

Donations

  • May 05, 2022 - USD $ 34.88
  • "Great cause: plastic pollution is a scourge." - Marlina

  • Apr 22, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Thank you for 'suffering' to assist with highlighting a devastating pollution problem that needs urgent and effective addressing

    " - GYM AFRICA

  • Apr 20, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Go girl!" - Niels & Janine

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 11, 2022 - R 4 000.00
  • "

    Keep up the amazing challenge. An inspiration to us all

    " - Ron van Breda

  • Apr 10, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "Respect to you and the team. You are creating awareness and inspiring many to do better! Thank you " - Cee

  • Apr 09, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "A magnificent effort so far, and shining a spotlight on a cause that humanity really needs to get behind. Hang in there, Sarah and the One Ocean Swim team." - David Still

  • Apr 07, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "Huge inspiration for all South Africans. Much strength for the final leg to CT" - Anonymous

  • Apr 05, 2022 - USD $ 149.11
  • "Keep up the excellent efforts!" - Anontimous

  • Apr 05, 2022 - USD $ 500.00
  • "An empowering woman with a powerful message. Sarah, you're passion is infectious. Keep going!" - Plastic Oceans International

  • Apr 03, 2022 - USD $ 36.83
  • "You are awesome! " - Grant D Kennedy

  • Apr 03, 2022 - USD $ 7.37
  • "Excellent cause! " - Deborah

  • Apr 03, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing Sarah and Team !" - Fink

  • Apr 03, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Follow your dream for such a worthy cause" - Ann Gray

  • Apr 01, 2022 - USD $ 147.89
  • "All the best Sarah. " - Kath Bhogal

  • Apr 01, 2022 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Your passion to make a difference, and your kindness, never cease to amaze me!" - Tod Hardin

  • Apr 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Crazy journey guys, welldone Sarah it's truly a massive task and absolutely mind blowing. Great job to the team in support and safety.

    " - Don Solomon

  • Mar 31, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck for the rest of your swim, great cause and awareness campaign " - Scott Sowman

  • Mar 31, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Sarah- keep on being an inspiration to so many others. You are showing us how determination enables one to slowly get to one's goal!!" - Rosemary

  • Mar 31, 2022 - USD $ 149.11
  • "Really great project - all the best!" - R

  • Mar 30, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "You've got this Sarah!" - Zarina

  • Mar 30, 2022 - USD $ 151.27
  • "What an epic journey, thanks for highlighting what's happening below the surface in the precious underwater world. " - Emily Beck

  • Mar 30, 2022 - R 12 000.00
  • "One more day for your great swim" - A

  • Mar 29, 2022 - R 350.00
  • "Hope you get the funding you need to continue this epic swim!" - Katherine Johnston

  • Mar 29, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for efforts to cause!!!!" - Jean Smit

  • Mar 29, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "What an incredible achievement for a great cause! Thanks for the inspiration, and all the best! We are backing you!!" - Kaylee Smit

  • Mar 29, 2022 - USD $ 36.83
  • "What an incredible goal for such an important message. Following your progress from Australia." - Hillary

  • Mar 29, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Dear Sarah, what a privilege to meet you in Port Alfred today. Thank you for your efforts to save us and our planet. With love and strength, Richard and Marja

    " - Richard and Marja Alexander, Port Alfred

  • Mar 29, 2022 - R 400.00
  • "Go Sarah! " - S

  • Mar 28, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Super impressed.. go strong.." - David Claassens

  • Mar 28, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thx for the personal sacrifice you are making. " - James Hynd

  • Mar 28, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for your bravery and for raising awareness around such an important issue. " - Nicolette Maritz

  • Mar 28, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck and may you get to complete your mission. Thank you." - Nina

  • Mar 28, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you Sarah for your amazing effort to save our South African coastline and sea life...Karl " - Karl Wright

  • Mar 27, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are so inspiring Sarah! Thank you for what you are doing." - Louise Fletcher

  • Mar 26, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Such a great cause. Keep swimming!" - Rowan Forster

  • Mar 26, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Just keep swimming :)" - Robyn

  • Mar 26, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Unbelievable what you are achieving. " - Granville

  • Mar 25, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for helping our oceans. Keeping swimming strong" - Milo

  • Mar 25, 2022 - USD $ 37.20
  • "Keep going Sarah ...hope to see u at Thomsons bay again someday" - Mike Greatwood

  • Mar 25, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Very inspiring Sarah. Best wishes..Good luck" - Mark

  • Mar 25, 2022 - R 700.00
  • "Thank you for taking on this mission on behalf of all of us" - Surf HQ surf shop

  • Mar 24, 2022 - R 12 000.00
  • "Hopefully one more day in the ocean. You inspire me, what a wonderful cause." - A

  • Mar 24, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Go for it Sarah! " - Jean-Luc Koenig

  • Mar 24, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Amazing achievement

    " - Thomas Edwards

  • Mar 24, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "An amazing ambition and inspiration! Keep going" - Shaun Reznik

  • Mar 24, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "All the best, a cause definitely worth fighting for " - Charene Harris

  • Mar 23, 2022 - R 700.00
  • "With all our love to the amazing two Sarahs from Bill and Pam Harries, Katy, Sam Humphrey and all the family" - Katy Harries

  • Mar 23, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "So admire your cause!" - Andy and Althea Hofmeyr

  • Mar 23, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Keep going Sarah, yours is a righteous cause and as an ocean swimmer, I applaud and appreciate your efforts! I really hope that others who read this, will be inspired to assist you in your cause.

    " - Caren Naude

  • Mar 23, 2022 - USD $ 54.03
  • "Go Sarah… incredible " - Nicky Boehnisch

  • Mar 23, 2022 - USD $ 72.07
  • "Go Queen off the ocean!" - Tamra Brown

  • Mar 22, 2022 - USD $ 144.15
  • "Amazing effort!" - Dave

  • Mar 21, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You are a warrior, keep going" - Nicole Whyte

  • Mar 20, 2022 - USD $ 35.47
  • "Keep on keeping on!!" - Steven Shimmings

  • Mar 20, 2022 - USD $ 21.15
  • "You’re an inspiration to me and those around me! Smash it! " - Nick

  • Mar 20, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Fantastic effort " - Philip Fouche

  • Mar 20, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Amazing effort Sarah! It’s been great following your journey. " - Liesel Scott

  • Mar 20, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "An amazing endeavour. Good luck for the next stretch! " - Kira-Leigh K

  • Mar 18, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "The Sarah & Sarah dream team. You can’t control the chop! Keep riding the wave. Love the amusing super fan. " - Linda T

  • Mar 18, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Best of Luck Sarah and Thank you for this extreme effort to increase awareness and make make our Oceans beautiful" - Tracy Bull

  • Mar 16, 2022 - USD $ 158.63
  • "It brings tears to my eyes, grew up on that coast an amazing feat. All my respect and good wishes." - Brett Pretorius

  • Mar 15, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    All the best, and have fun!

    " - Kirsten, Cavin & Pauls

  • Mar 14, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Best of luck! You can be so proud of your achievement ️" - Sandra Briant

  • Mar 13, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "All the best with your swim. " - Candi

  • Mar 13, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck " - Maryann Ohagan

  • Mar 13, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "All the best Sarah! " - The Watsons

  • Mar 13, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Sarah, you are truly an inspiration to all! Salute & Respect! GOD BLESS" - Ian & Maggie Moore

  • Mar 13, 2022 - USD $ 140.67
  • "All the best. " - Gareth John

  • Mar 12, 2022 - USD $ 35.17
  • "What a mission. Good luck!" - Kate Mathias

  • Mar 11, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you Sarah and Team" - Jenilee Meyer

  • Mar 11, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Such good fortune and kind sea, I am wishing you and john and andy" - Pearlie

  • Mar 11, 2022 - USD $ 15.86
  • "All the best - you are inspiration personified!!" - Lyneth

  • Mar 11, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing Sarah!" - Adrienne

  • Mar 10, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "Just keep swimming :)" - Katherine Johnston

  • Mar 10, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Incredible feat! Go Sarah. " - Wendy Horn

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Donations to date

R 87 289.64

Fundraising target

R 2 000 000.00
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Breathe has already partnered with ‘A Plastic Ocean’ and is the first organisation to screen the plastic ocean documentary in South Africa. Breathe has worked with ‘I am Water’, ‘Four Elements Conservation’ and The Dominoe Foundation in organising various projects where we promote beach cleanups and ocean education.