Get Tom-Tom to World Champs
- By: Tom Walters
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/get-tom-tom-to-world-champs
Hello. I am Tom-Tom Walters. I am 16 years old and live in kwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
I have been given an amazing opportunity to represent my country, South Africa, at the next u19 Fly Fishing Championships to be held in Bosnia this year in June 2020. Unfortunately the team gets no Government or corporate support. Furtermore, being one of 4 children in our family I am having to raise the funding myself. While my campaign does not have big philanthropic goals such as saving the rhino or funding a medical breakthrough, it has a deeper cause than helping me to get to Bosnia and making my dream come true. By helping me compete at this years World Championships you are helping me raise my profile as a fly fisherman which will help me hugely in my efforts to raise awareness for the conservation of our most valuable resource … healthy river systems.
My aim is to leverage my passion for fly fishing and my love for rivers into an annual river clean up of two important rivers in my neighbourhood. The Bushmans and the Mooi River. Together with local schools, resident local communities, concerned businesses and friends, I hope to create an initiative that will ensure the future of these two very special rivers. Our rivers need custodians. People who will care for them for the benefit of generations to come. I am putting my hand up to help these two very special rivers.
The total cost of the trip is R84,000. I have already raised R29,000 from life savings, holiday jobs and hosted fishing trips booked for the remainder of the year. The Balance is R55,000. The breakdown of the trip costs are as follows:
Flights & Car hire R31,000
Food & Accommodation R20,000
Competition entry fees R19,000
Team clothing R8,000
Admin & Unforeseen R6,000
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
- Mar 04, 2020 - USD $ 19.25
- "Tight Lines Big Cousin Tom!" - Tiger, Otto & Willow
- Feb 25, 2020 - R 1 010.00
Go Tom Tom, tight lines." - Kotze Family
- Feb 24, 2020 - USD $ 331.39
- "Good luck Tom.." - Richard Currie
- Feb 23, 2020 - R 1 028.20
- "Have a blast!" - Greg & Sue
- Feb 21, 2020 - R 51.41
- "All of the best, young man" - TK
- Feb 19, 2020 - USD $ 33.22
- "Go Tom great idea!" - Laurie
- Feb 18, 2020 - USD $ 133.69
- "Go Tom " - Crazy
- Feb 10, 2020 - R 514.10
- "Tight lines Tom" - Greg
- Feb 08, 2020 - USD $ 112.44
- "Great job Tom Tom, I know you’ll be an amazing ambassador for SA!" - Luke Burton
- Feb 07, 2020 - R 1 028.20
- "If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working for it. " - Anonymous