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Madswimmer 24h swim

Madswimmer 24h swim

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The Lonely Road Foundation is a South African development organisation which aims to improve the lives of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC’s) in the rural community of Ga-Dikgale, Limpopo.

The Lonely Road Foundation was founded by Thabang Skwambane and is led by a board of highly educated, innovative and dedicated South Africans. The directors, staff and volunteers of the Foundation are affectionately known as “Roadies”.

The Foundation employs minimal staff, relying on our extensive volunteer base to bring projects to fruition. The outside assistance from truly philanthropic South Africans means our labour force is self-motivated, creating an astounding rate of delivery; this is evident in the projects completed thus far.

An integral part of our approach is the belief that each individual must be given the skills and tools required to provide for themselves. By enabling and equipping impoverished communities with education and the tools that allow them to solve their own problems, we do more than provide hand-outs; we empower communities and partner in creating a sustained and progressive improvement.

We focus on community-driven support. We aim to provide any necessary education and training to community volunteers, as well as establishing sustainable and scalable cooperative businesses to provide essential products to meet the needs of our children, as well as to meet the needs of the community at large.

I have been swimming competitvely for over 15 years and swimming has been so good to me. It has taught me so many life lessons and I have enjoyed seeing my fitness improve over the years. Some would say swimming is a lonely sport and to a degree it is. I thoroughly enjoy being in the water, challenging my body to new heights and enjoy the friendships that I have found. 

After so many years of this sport being so good to me, I feel it is now time that I give something back to those less fortunate and that is why I have become part of the Madswimmer group. I can now give back while I do something I absolutely love.

Please help me raise funds for this very deserving charity, help me to make a difference in these childrens lives. 


  • Jan 26, 2016 - R 250.00
  • "Congrats my lovely - you are such an inspiration (and slightly nuts!). xx" - Jennifer Ellerton

  • Jan 24, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done my cheerful friend!" - Richard Child

  • Jan 24, 2016 - USD $ 12.14
  • "Always supporting you Budachssss!" - Uzoma Ayogu

  • Jan 23, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "You fish people are nuts lol " - Angela and Paul

  • Jan 21, 2016 - R 350.00
  • "Slow and steady!" - Emil Berning

  • Jan 21, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Go mermaid!!! " - Donielle

  • Jan 15, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Best of luck and keep swimming :)" - Samantha Boscia

  • Jan 14, 2016 - USD $ 12.09
  • "A small contribution to a HUGE effort! " - Joyce Lebelo

  • Jan 14, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming" - Sam Hunter

  • Jan 14, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Be strong Nadia!" - Essentially Natural

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Donations to date

R 2 999.99

Fundraising target

R 5 000.00
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Madswimmer is a registered non-profit company consisting of individuals involved with daring open water swims to raise funds for children’s charities. They are established businessmen and women in their own right, but also do these extreme, adventurous swims. Take a look at some previous campaigns here to see how they managed to raise over $420000 over the past 13 years.