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Donnovan's Midmar Mile for Rainbows 2017

Donnovan's Midmar Mile for Rainbows 2017

Personal message

“There once was a little boy who went around saying, "Hi! I'm Hennie Klopper!" He was not very tall, and he only had a soft voice, but he had shining eyes and the most exquisite giggle. Everyone who met this little boy fell in love with his kind heart and his unique way of seeing things (purple Smarties are okay at21:00 at night - but only the purple ones). Most of all, people fell in love with this little boy because he had so much love in his heart.

This precious little boy couldn't stay with his family - he was taken away too soon by an evil called DIPG: the little boy's family was heartbroken. Even though the little boy could no longer be with his family, his family always felt his love for them: they were changed forever because of how the little boy loved them. They needed to share his love with the world by supporting children who needed their help. So this special little boy's family did as much as they could to honour him, and one of these things was to swim a race.

This wonderful little boy's aunty thought to herself, "Swimming this race will be hard and scary" but she remembered her nephew and how brave he was and she grew courage. This precious, special, wonderful little boy is Henry Gideon Klopper.

We will swim to honour Henry, and to help all the other children battling cancer. Please donate to our family team and join us in supporting those little heroes who are already facing a much harder, scarier enemy than swimming a race: because children are more precious than gold."


  • Feb 10, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "You go Glen Coco!" - ***

  • Feb 07, 2017 - R 100.00

  • Jan 30, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Thanks a lot Chris!" - Chris Beadle

  • Jan 23, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck! My heart goes out to Henry's family. " - Katie Burke

  • Jan 23, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Don, what a great cause" - Daniel Kemp

  • Jan 20, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Such and awesome cause! Enjoy the swim Don, you rock! :)" - Heather Mack

  • Jan 19, 2017 - R 300.00
  • "Great cause and best of luck Don" - Matt Littlefair

  • Jan 19, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "What a superb cause Don - I wish you a purposeful, enjoyable and safe swim. " - Matt Jankelow

  • Jan 18, 2017 - R 500.00
  • ""Verander die wêreld deur jouself te wees in 'n wêreld waar als so stukkend en gebroke is". Keep on doing what your doing bro!" - Werner

  • Jan 18, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Brilliant Don! Well done. Best of luck ;)." - Anonymous

  • Jan 17, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Awesome cause Don!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 17, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck and well done on supporting such a great cause! " - Jackie Nash

  • Jan 17, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "For Henry!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 17, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Donny! Great cause. Hoop jy swem n goeie tyd" - Francois du Plessis

  • Jan 17, 2017 - R 100.00
  • "Swim hard" - T Dog

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Donations to date

R 4 600.00

Fundraising target

R 5 000.00

Rainbows and Smiles Foundation

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The mission of Rainbows and Smiles is to provide emotional, social and financial support to families and caregivers in need when a child or children of that family is diagnosed with a life threatening illness such as cancer. In addition, Rainbows and Smiles encourage childhood cancer awareness to educate in the hope of promoting early detection.

To set up your own fundraising page for Rainbows and Smiles click here