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Lets get blind Surfer Michele to LA

Lets get blind Surfer Michele to LA

Funds Raised:
R 28 419
Fundraising Target:
R 103 000
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Let's get blind surfer, Michele Macfarlane to the World Para Surf Championships 2023 in Los Angeles!

Michele has worked incredibly hard towards her goal to compete in the World Para-surfing Championships

 As a committed ambassador for disability and the visually impaired, she is driven by her desire to contribute towards making the world a more accessible place for people with disabilities.  Competing internationally gives Michele a platform from which to share this  message, which she does through her writing, public speaking, social media, podcasts and interviews.

To experience some of Michele’ s adventures so far, click here.

If Michele gets to Los Angeles, she will share the journey all the way with her customary humour, warmth and honesty.

As the Chairperson of Retina SA, I personally support Michele, as I have had the opportunity to work with her in the disability sector for a long time.  Over the years we have become close friends, and I can honestly say that Michele is an amazingly strong, compassionate, and loving person and a fiercely powerful activist for marginalized communities and groups of people. Michele has a steely determination and resilience, no matter the challenge she may be facing. Her four beautiful children refer to their mother as a warrior.

So join me and let’s support Michele in her mission to raise awareness and to inspire others.

Due to her severely restricted vision, Michele is planning on taking her coach to be her assistant and spotter in Los Angeles.

Estimated cost breakdown below per person: 

•        Flights: R20 000

•        Accommodation: R16 000

•        Food: 6000

•        Competition registration costs: R5000

•        Classification cost: R3000

•        Transport R4500

•        Surfboard baggage fees R2000

 

Cost per person: 

  • Michele R56,500
  • Assistant R46,500

Total Cost = R103,000.00

 

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Donations

  • Nov 28, 2023 - R 216.00
  • "Baby! I love and support you, Forever! Me and little Raven are your biggest Fans. We Are with you all the way. First drop in the ocean." - Anonymous

  • Nov 06, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Go you!" - Jennifer Crocker

  • Nov 02, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "I think you are amazing 🤩 Well done for all your effort, go gurl ❤️" - Lisa

  • Nov 01, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Best of luck during this time. We will be praying for you, Jeremiah 29:11." - Kriben

  • Oct 29, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Hi Michele, thinking of you as you’re about to depart on your epic journey. Stay safe and hope you have an amazing time. Good luck!" - Elaine

  • Oct 29, 2023 - R 216.00
  • "Baby! I love and support you, Forever! Me and little Raven are your biggest Fans. We Are with you all the way. First drop in the ocean." - Anonymous

  • Oct 24, 2023 - USD $ 10.55
  • "Good Luck :)" - Rebecca

  • Oct 23, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck, Michelle!" - Karen

  • Oct 20, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Sarie

  • Oct 20, 2023 - R 250.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Oct 17, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you every success and proud of your achievement" - Michelle Wright

  • Oct 16, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Goodluck Michele!" - Christa Scorer

  • Oct 14, 2023 - USD $ 108.05 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Oct 11, 2023 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best - Good Luck !" - Sandra

  • Oct 10, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Oct 09, 2023 - R 2 500.00
  • "To help make your dream come true" - Rainbow Dreams Trust

  • Oct 09, 2023 - USD $ 55.81 Fees covered
  • "" - Tanya Pergola

  • Oct 07, 2023 - USD $ 25.88
  • "Hope you get to go!!" - Caz and Dan

  • Oct 07, 2023 - USD $ 216.10 Fees covered
  • "Hope your dream comes true!" - M and M

  • Oct 07, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "You got this sis" - Ian

  • Oct 07, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "Best of luck! Hope you make it to the competition." - Anonymous

  • Oct 07, 2023 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck!" - Jennifer

  • Oct 07, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Oct 07, 2023 - USD $ 55.92 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Oct 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Go Girl…have yourself a competitive time." - Tug Morkel

  • Oct 06, 2023 - R 500.00
  • "All the best - I really admire your courage and commitment" - Anonymous

  • Oct 06, 2023 - USD $ 11.06 Fees covered
  • "life's a journey enjoy the ride" - adnaan Jacobs

  • Oct 06, 2023 - R 500.00
  • "Bring back awesome memories." - Anonymous

  • Oct 05, 2023 - USD $ 108.05 Fees covered
  • "Good luck, Michele!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 05, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Hi Michelle, we are so proud of you, you are such an inspiration to us all. Let’s get you to LA!" - Janine Barry

  • Sep 30, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Love your spirit and will be rooting from here 😍😍😍😍😍" - Erica

  • Sep 28, 2023 - R 216.00
  • "Baby! I love and support you, Forever! Me and little Raven are your biggest Fans. We Are with you all the way. First drop in the ocean." - Anonymous

  • Sep 12, 2023 - USD $ 11.44 Fees covered
  • "Inspiring goal, I hope you get the help you need to make it happen!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 12, 2023 - USD $ 108.05 Fees covered
  • "Hope you reach your goal, Michele. Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 08, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Go for gold! You can do it!" - Happy Surfer

  • Sep 02, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Go for gold Michele!!!" - Tyler

  • Aug 31, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Hi Mich." - Anonymous

  • Aug 29, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Baby! I love and support you, Forever! Me and little Raven are your biggest Fans. We Are with you all the way. First drop in the ocean." - Anonymous

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R 103 000.00

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Lets get blind Surfer Michele to LA Campaign