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SWISSMAN Extreme Ironman for Nemato

SWISSMAN Extreme Ironman for Nemato "Change a Life"

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I am going to be competing in one of the worlds hardest and most extreme Ironman distance triathlons, the SWISSMAN. The beautiful course takes competitors up three mountain passes during the 180km cycle and you finish the marathon ascending the Gridelwald Mountain.

There is a total of 5,500m elevation gain during the race. This test pales in comparison to what millions of disadvantaged children in South Africa have to overcome on a daily basis. I am therefore aiming to raise funds for the Nemato change a life charity.

This charity is an empowerment organisation for disadvantaged township youth. It's run by its beneficiaries and helps the members to get the mindset, skills, knowledge and support to become successful in life.

They offer a full holistic programme including daily homework classes, skills development opportunities in many fields like boat repair, photography, club management, leadership skills, etc. It also includes a good meal every day, because many families have too little income for good nutrition. Sport is an important part of their program. It is the magnet that pulls and keeps youth in the programme. It helps to develop a winning mindset. They offer small Olympic sports (rowing, gymnastics, handball and fencing) that give their members the opportunity to compete outside the township at provincial and national level.

I have personally been involved in the charity before while I was a school boy rower at St Andrew's College. We shared the same water with Nemato and their members were a true inspiration to us. Through their hard work, dedication and amazing lust for life they achieved amazing results and set themselves up for a future they previously could have only dreamed of.

I hope that this contribution can keep them moving to new heights and keep directly changing these children's lives for the better.

Donations

  • Jul 09, 2018 - USD $ 6.88
  • "very well done Ross !!" - nicolette

  • Jul 09, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Congrats Ross! Impressive." - Charlie Shaw

  • Jul 06, 2018 - USD $ 83.24
  • "With thanks to all staff at RCBC - thanks for all the experience, fun and expert coaching you give our boys. And what a tremendous effort from Ross." - Radley College Rowing Parents: Shells Removes Vths

  • Jun 26, 2018 - USD $ 27.98
  • "very well done Ross !" - Jacqui Harris

  • Jun 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Well done Rosscos!! " - Josie

  • Jun 23, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Well done Boet" - Gudgies Sheysinyama

  • Jun 23, 2018 - R 274.80
  • "Thinking of you both, what an amazing feat!" - Lucy Nott

  • Jun 22, 2018 - R 367.47
  • "Go well!" - Andy and Nic

  • Jun 22, 2018 - USD $ 73.68
  • "All the very best for a good cause. I feel tired thinking about it. " - John Moule

  • Jun 21, 2018 - R 3 238.59
  • "El Patron, Don't forget to stay relaxed in the race and keep an eye on the starter" - 3rd VIII

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 34.44
  • "Go Ross. A wonderful charity." - Harry Hammond

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 13.78
  • "Go Ross!" - Sharon Leggate

  • Jun 20, 2018 - R 184.05
  • "Good luck Ross. You'll smash it! " - Nikki Fitter

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 13.03
  • "Good Luck Ross!" - Geraldine

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 13.78
  • "good luck Ross ! from Inez" - Inez

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 27.57
  • "all the best x from Sue and Jon" - Sue and Jon Wheeler

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 27.57
  • "All best wishes for the race" - Holden family

  • Jun 19, 2018 - R 154.23
  • "All the best - would love to do it one day!" - Chris Bedford

  • Jun 18, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "Go well boytjie!" - Jags

  • Jun 18, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck, both of you! What an impressive feat! x" - Mike + Maud

  • Jun 18, 2018 - R 183.48
  • "Best wishes IPE" - IPE

  • Jun 15, 2018 - R 916.90
  • "Good luck, Ross, sounds like a great charity!" - The Woolf Family

  • Jun 12, 2018 - R 904.82
  • "Good Luck" - Victoria and Heyu

  • Jun 11, 2018 - USD $ 100.60
  • "A mad, marvellous challenge! Good luck." - Richard, Helen, Theo Metcalf

  • Jun 08, 2018 - R 351.55
  • "Swim.bike.run....finish.celebrate.beer! All good things come in threes! Enjoy it. Caroline" - Caroline Monaghan

  • Jun 04, 2018 - USD $ 26.30
  • "Great cause, great event - inspiring stuff." - Giddens family

  • May 31, 2018 - USD $ 42.04
  • "Best of luck from all the Dreyers" - C E Dreyer

  • May 29, 2018 - R 873.97
  • "Best of luck mate, beer on me once complete. Sorry not to be there to suppourt, but great cause!" - Archie Vey

  • May 25, 2018 - USD $ 16.95
  • "The event doesn't bear thinking about...and good luck to Hazel too" - Richard Dudding

  • May 25, 2018 - R 333.96
  • "This is STRONG! We know you've got what it takes....our best wishes to you and Mum!" - Chris and Rosie San Jose

  • May 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Ross. " - Andrew Craig

  • May 22, 2018 - USD $ 26.65
  • "Good luck Ross" - Matt Barker

  • May 22, 2018 - R 348.24
  • "Best of luck Ross - enjoy it ?!" - Te Murphy Family

  • May 22, 2018 - USD $ 42.24
  • "Gods luck with the challenge " - Graham & Caroline

  • May 21, 2018 - USD $ 21.43
  • "You and your Mum are utter machines! I have no doubt that you will succeed! Great charity. Good luck!!!" - Cassie

  • May 19, 2018 - USD $ 16.46
  • "Good luck!" - Anthony Hibbs

  • May 19, 2018 - USD $ 15.65
  • "Good luck" - James Schofield

  • May 19, 2018 - USD $ 28.81
  • "Good luck to you and Mum. Really impressive." - Anthony and Andrea Williams

  • May 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Ross, wonderful cause and the very best of luck with it." - Richard & Julie Greed

  • May 18, 2018 - USD $ 27.78
  • "Ross you are a nutter. Good luck and great effort for a great cause. " - Luke

  • May 18, 2018 - R 352.98
  • "Good luck Ross" - Chris Ronaldson

  • May 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Absolutely amazing!!! " - Deanne

  • May 16, 2018 - USD $ 25.13
  • "I do not envy you mate! Good luck and go well!" - Wingo

  • May 16, 2018 - USD $ 42.56
  • "Wishing you well on your extreme Ironman challenge Mell (Mrs D)" - Mell Devlin

  • May 16, 2018 - USD $ 83.77
  • "Best of luck from all of us ! Hector, Caroline, Alex Edward and Arthur " - Sants family

  • May 16, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing commitment Ross. Well done. Best wishes from the Beck Family." - Beck Family

  • May 15, 2018 - USD $ 42.68
  • "love from tweets x you are amazing!" - hazel

  • May 15, 2018 - USD $ 85.36
  • "Good luck Ross. Hope the weather is better than on the Thames at Easter" - The Rawlinson family

  • May 14, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Give it horns Ross and hope you reach your fundraising target." - Darren Nunes

  • May 14, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck " - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 27 082.92

Fundraising target

R 25 000.00
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Nemato Change a Life

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SUCCESS IN LIFE - FOR YOUTH, BY YOUTH. Nemato Change a Life is an empowerment organisation for disadvantaged township youth. It's run by its beneficiaries and helps the members to get the mindset, skills, knowledge and support to become successful in life. The programme includes daily homework classes, sport (rowing, gymnastics, handball and fencing), President's Award, career counselling and much more. We try to assist each individual member to find a way to a bright future.