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Hope Swimmers 2015

Hope Swimmers 2015

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Open water swimmers come together for yet another group attempt of the most breath-taking swim in the world, to raise funds for The Little Fighters Cancer Trust, “The VOICE of Childhood Cancer Awareness, The HANDS of Childhood Cancer Support”  This fully registered NPO (089-376) and PBO (930037657) offers varied support to Children with Cancer and their Families in paediatric oncology hospital wards, individual family homes as well as places of safety which houses children with cancer.


The spectacular and extreme 8km ocean swim stretches from Diaz Beach on the western side of Cape Point, to Buffels Bay on the Eastern side, and takes swimmers through the point where the two oceans (Atlantic and Indian) meet.  Swimmers will go on standby on 15 March 2015 and the swim will called 24 hours prior to the first suitable day.


South African musician and veteran marathon swimmer Carina Bruwer, whose dramatic rounding of Cape Point for LFCT in 2013 aided in raising an amount of R17,500 as well as extensive media coverage and awareness, and the Little Fighters Cancer Trust are hoping for this to become an annual event. In 2014, 15 incredible open water swimmers took part, and raised R116 800.00 for Little Fighters.


All moneys raised will go towards the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s BAG OF HOPE Project. A BAG OF HOPE provides essentials for both the Child with Cancer and his/her mother or bedside care-giver, with items such as toiletries, pyjamas, non-perishable food, educational toys, blankets and sanitary products, making a challenging and prolonged hospital stay, just a bit more comfortable. LFCT is operational in 14 main paediatric oncology treatment centres throughout South Africa, including the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State.


PLEASE HONOUR OUR AMAZINGLY BRAVE SWIMMERS BY SUPPORTING SWIM FOR HOPE! Each donation is worth gold. Feel free to include a special message to your swimmer(s) and/or LFCT.


You can also offer your support with a once-off sms donation. Sms SWIM to 40770 (R20 / sms)


Web links:


Offline donations: 

Richard Child - R10,000.00


  • Mar 10, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck to all the swimmers!" - Arno

  • Mar 10, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Good luck to all the swimmers" - Neil Ralphs

  • Mar 09, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Looking forward to being part of this fundraising swim team!" - Theodore Yach

  • Mar 09, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years - Abraham Lincoln" - Johan Wegner at Getwine

  • Mar 05, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "To support Lindsay and Maura- swim my friends, swim!" - MariĆ© du Toit

  • Mar 05, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Something small for this wonderful initiative!" - Gisela

  • Feb 23, 2015 - R 1 500.00
  • "Thanks for the great support LFCT offers! Hope all relish the amazing experience!" - Charl

  • Feb 18, 2015 - R 2 500.00
  • "Thank you LFCT for the amazing work you do on a daily basis. It is an honour to be able to make a small contribution. Looking forward to swimming with this great bunch!" - Carina Bruwer

  • Feb 17, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Donation" - Martin Vleggaar

  • Feb 14, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "well done Carina" - Tony Sellmeyer

  • Feb 12, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "health and dignity...hope and belief" - karon marx

  • Feb 10, 2015 - R 1 500.00
  • "Suffer little, children" - Maura Sanderoff

  • Feb 09, 2015 - R 1 500.00
  • "all the best to the swimers, the staff behind LCFT but most of all - blessings to those battling cancer." - Clinton le Sueur

  • Feb 06, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Looking forward to another wonderful adventure and to raise money for a worthy cause. I am honoured to be part of this process again this year." - Colin Gluch

  • Feb 06, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Winpak/Ant Pearse" - Winpak

  • Feb 05, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "I just am so grateful that I can do what I really enjoy in order to help those families struggling with dreaded cancer and all that that entails." - Lindsay De Kock

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Donations to date

R 10 000.00

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 10 000.00

Little Fighters Cancer Trust

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The Little Fighters Cancer Trust supports Children with Cancer and their Families.

In cases where there is no family support structure, such as in oncology wards in Children's Homes and Places of Safety, we are often the only line of support which these young Cancer Fighters have.

Our approach to support is holistic, where we look not only at providing practical and financial support, but also concentrate hugely on emotional support and providing relief where needs, in and out of hospital, are concerned.