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Team MAD 4 Waves Transatlantic Row - Desk Drive

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Team MAD 4 Waves is crew of 4 friends from Cape town, South Africa who will be taking part in the 2018 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge - an arduous 5 500 km transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean.

We will be rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off, non-stop, day and night until we reach the finish some 40-60 days later! This crossing is known as one of the hardest endurance races on the planet with more people having summited Everest, journeyed the North Pole or ventured into space. We are the only South African team entered and will be the youngest four to ever take part. 

Influencing our passion of rowing across the Atlantic, is the desire to make a difference. As one of our initiatives, we are raising funds to provide desks to 1000 scholarsin rural schools across South Africa. These desks are made completely out of recycled plastic and come with a built in chair whilst also being very durable. Each desk will seat two students and costs R1000. 

You can help now by donating to our cause! Our goal of rowing across an ocean in support of improved education in South Africa relies on your generosity. 

Donation Rewards:

R1000 (one desk): You will be providing two scholars with a shared desk whilst also reducing plastic waste by almost 50 kg. We will also place your name on our website.

THE MAD 100 CLUB

If you donate R2500 or more, you will be eligible to join the MAD 100 Club*

  • R1000 of your donation will go towards a desk.
  • The balance of your donation will go towards the rest of our campaign - see mad4waves.com

As part of the MAD 100, you will get the following benefits:

  • Your name and a personal message will be recorded in the boat cabin to remind us of all the individuals that have helped make our endevour possible.
  • Your name, picture and message on the MAD 100 Club Honours Board on our website.
  • You will get a social media shout out on our Facebook page. 

*If you wish to join the MAD 100 Club, please send us your name, picture and message to mad4waves@gmail.com 

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ONE TEAM, ONE OCEAN, ONE DIFFERENCE

Donations

  • Jun 15, 2018 - R 50 010.00
  • "Good Luck on your Epic Row across the Atlantic and suck a worthy cause!" - AFS BROKING STAFF

  • Jun 15, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Best of luck on an amazing adventure for such a worthy cause!" - Safripol a Division of Kap Diversified Industrial

  • Jun 15, 2018 - R 2 500.00
  • "Give it horns boys !!" - Cook family

  • Jun 15, 2018 - R 3 084.60
  • "Go tits on Lees’s Nose !!! " - Nixon family

  • Jun 13, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Remember if you are heading for the rising sun - turn around......" - Gav and Sue Routledge

  • Jun 11, 2018 - R 10 000.00
  • "To Grant and his M4W team - wishing you a safe journey across the Atlantic- enjoy this epic adventure. " - Mike and Reegan Kennedy

  • Jun 08, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "May the Lord be you strength" - Don & Isolde Mackay

  • Jun 07, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you for your commitment and good luck!" - Jeff Brown and Angela Cicatello

  • Jun 06, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "with our love and prayers - be amazed." - lynda and malcolm warner

  • Jun 01, 2018 - R 2 500.00
  • "All the best with your campaign!" - Bishops College

  • May 24, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • ""Believe you can and you're halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt" - Pat and Margot Glyn

  • May 22, 2018 - R 3 000.00
  • "Find your rhythm. Find your peace . You will conquer. " - The Grieveson Family

  • May 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Go well and safely boys" - June Jackson

  • May 06, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Enjoy your adventure" - Andrew Dallas

  • May 03, 2018 - USD $ 28.41
  • "Best of luck xxxx" - K Chivas

  • May 03, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Unbelievable effort Lee and your team mates...we will be watching your progress all the way. Please be safe! The Coles family" - DEBBY COLES

  • Apr 25, 2018 - R 7 908.19
  • "Fantastic initiative guys - all the best!" - Diamond Products/Shinhan Diamond

  • Apr 21, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Guys, there are easier ways to cross the Atlantic. Don't forget to pack the sunscreen and flares." - Mark, Barbara, Connor & Amy Thompson

  • Apr 21, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "What an awesome adventure. Wishing you a safe return" - Roddy, Adi, Ben, Andrew, Daniel Sparks

  • Apr 21, 2018 - USD $ 218.25
  • "Go cuz go!" - Cooper and Audrey Boynton

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 2 510.00
  • "Wow I am in awe of your courage, good luck boys." - jenny button

  • Apr 10, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Enjoy & good luck!" - Simon & Marijke Willmott

  • Apr 09, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "great initiative - stay safe and most importantly try and enjoy the experience - good luck to all four of you crazy boys" - Natalie Sanders

  • Apr 04, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Even if you're going backwards, you're getting closer to finishing. One week, one day, one hour at a time. Good luck!" - The Karlsons

  • Apr 04, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Well done! Very proud of you. Good luck with this great initiative. " - Liesel, George and Lood van Niekerk

  • Mar 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck!!" - Mandy Goldstone

  • Mar 26, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "All the best to the team! Such a worthwhile cause." - Thalia & James Craven

  • Mar 23, 2018 - USD $ 222.73
  • "Good luck, guys. May the force be with you !" - Marc and Laura Bechet

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "A MAD challenge for a great cause. Well done and safe journey. " - Margot and Andrew Rudolph

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck young men- a great initiative and an inspitration to all young adults in "giving back"" - MIKE FROST

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing you all the very best!" - Jeanine Horsfield

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 1 610.00
  • "A fantastic initiative! Good luck for the challenge!" - Photo Fundraiser

  • Mar 18, 2018 - USD $ 219.73
  • "Don't over complicate things. The map says it's right to left and a bit down." - Kyle, Ryan and Barry Short

  • Mar 18, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Super proud sister!! Know you guys will dominate out there!" - Erin

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 88.46
  • "We hope your bravery and courage is rewarded with an amazing life journey!" - Lorin, Neah and Simon

  • Mar 13, 2018 - R 6 016.35
  • "Good luck to the team, wonderful initiative" - Diamond Products/Pujiang Metal Bond Tools

  • Mar 13, 2018 - R 14 950.00
  • "We wish you the best of luck - row your hearts out boys!" - Diamond Products/Huidong Zou

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Life begins at the end of you comfort zone." - Neil Kirkpatrick

  • Mar 11, 2018 - R 2 500.00
  • "Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth!" - Claire Fulton

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Train hard, row like you've never rowed before and savour every minute. Praying for a safe crossing to that wee dram on the finish line!" - RSB

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Best wishes for a great adventure!" - Susan Litten van Rosenveld

  • Mar 06, 2018 - R 2 500.00
  • "Epic adventure, for an epic cause! Safe travels and enjoy the journey!" - Philip and Meg Faure

  • Feb 22, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you boys for Making-A-Difference by using our great sport of Rowing to do it! LOVE IT!" - Ursula Grobler

  • Feb 20, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Wonderful initiative - well done" - Judy Hilton-Green

  • Nov 11, 2017 - R 2 500.00
  • "Good Luck, stay say - Rebel tourer 87" - Keith Randall

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 208 954.21

Fundraising target

R 500 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 34 900.00
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ONE TEAM, ONE OCEAN, ONE DIFFERENCE

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Team MAD 4 Waves is crew of 4 friends who will be taking part in the 2018 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge - an arduous 5 500 km transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean. We have partnered with MAD Leadership Foundation and will be raising funds for a child's school education.