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Get Richard some waves

Get Richard some waves

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My name is Jessica Yeomans (35) and I live in Cape Town. I would like to raise enough funds for my Dad Richard Yeomans (57) to be able to get into the sea again, and this is his story ...

My Dad was in a devastating truck accident nearly 7 years ago on the 6th of August 2012, which left him paralyzed. He fractured C6 & C7 and his spinal cord was crushed. He is a quadriplegic and permanently has a colostomy bag and catheter and is bound to a wheelchair.

He was always an active guy, and has been a paramedic, fireman, commercial diver, fisherman and surfer of many years and loves the sea, beach and outdoors.

I would like to raise money for my Dad to be able to get a custom kneeboard with special straps on it which he will use as a board to lie down on, and a custom made wetsuit for him.

The board will be shaped and glassed by Chris Sharp, the foam blank will be donated by Pierre de Villiers and a custom made wetsuit by Reef Wetsuits.

All funds, big or small that are donated will have a positive impact on my Dad because it will enable him to get into the water again, his dream and goal since his accident.

Money has been extremely tight over the last few years as there is only one household income and money has to be prioritised accordingly due to his circumstances.

*Funds raised will go directly to the relevant suppliers*


  • Sep 30, 2019 - USD $ 32.99
  • "Good luck Richard" - Allan Ross

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 400.00
  • "Enjoy the waves! " - Derek Chivell

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 13.77
  • "Make the dream happen" - Barry

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 17.65
  • "Friend of Sam Tomé.. hope the sea brings your dad joy." - Matt Borden

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Best of luck and thank you!" - Vanya Stoimenova

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 30.46
  • "Hey Rich, hope to get out there soon! All the best bra" - Mark Mansergh

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Best of luck" - PAUL

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 6.87
  • "Ride those waves!" - Jo Tomkins

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Best of luck." - Samuel

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 70.44
  • "Get back out there :)" - Malakai

  • Jul 30, 2019 - USD $ 35.21
  • "All the best and I hope you catch a wave again, Brother" - Russel Anderton

  • Jul 30, 2019 - USD $ 14.08
  • "He would love this so much. Goodluck Jess " - Tracy

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Donations to date

R 4 079.78

Fundraising target

R 5 550.00

Richard Yeomans Support Cause

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Jessica Yeomans (35) from Cape Town is raising funds for her father, Richard Yeomans (57) so that he can get back into the sea again after his accident.