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#Shongweni67-2021

#Shongweni67-2021

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Join us for this 4th year of #Shongweni67!

For those who have done the Challenge before, please join us again this 18th July 2021 to contribute your 67 units of doing what people do on Mandela day. For those who missed out, join in and be a part of change.

  • In 2018, I (Greg Vogt) paddled 67km’s on Shongweni Dam with Sara Agostini to raise funds for Shongweni Nature Reserve.
  • In 2019, I paddled the challenge on my own, whilst Garth Schonewolf took on the 100km distance in support of what we do.
  • In 2020, we opened the Challenge to everyone and anyone who loved to paddle and we were humbled at the support we received. Over 60 boats joined us on Shongweni Dam to do the #67, in support of our bid to save this beautiful piece of biodiversity.

Please help us make 2021 bigger and better so that we can unlock some of the most amazing projects through your support.

Last years challenge enabled us to achieve so many of our targets. We purchased a food trailer that will serve food and coffee at this year’s initiative. Proceeds from the event went towards field ranger training, opening a new world to their development and we acquired equipment and PPE for these field rangers who keep our wildlife safe from poaching on a daily basis.

We trained and equipped two mountain climbing instructors who have since taken a significant number of people abseiling and mountain climbing.

Targets for 2021:

  1. Establish an operational aquaculture pilot project and train 5 future trainers/ teachers in aquaculture. Whilst aquaponics units work well as a back end to aquaculture systems, our ambitious target in this food security space is to start the aquaculture pilot as well.
  2. To complete our initiative to make roof tiles from waste plastic, and inspired by a precious plastics open source project, we aim to complete the process of producing our own roof tiles and floor tiles from waste.

These tiles will complete our roof structures for the accommodation we have started building.

  1. Charcoal briquette making from water hyacinth: This initiative will enable us to provide those local people who chop down tree’s for firewood, the opportunity to use an alternative source of fuel to cook and warm their homes with.

To achieve these targets, we will be reaching goals that effectively stop poaching and provide locals with an alternative source of food (food security); and the chopping of tree’s for firewood will be minimised through the provision of an alternative source of fuel. Lastly we hope that our roof tile project from waste plastic will enable us to make roof tiles and floor tiles for our accommodation units, with the possibility of a business for local people to do the same for their communities who lack roofing material.

Please join us on the 18th July 2021:

  • Go it alone and take on the challenge of paddling 67kms’s
  • Or gather a group of pals to take on the challenge. Your collective distance should reach 67km’s.
  • If you do not paddle, you can do our famous “Climb” , from which you can enjoy amazing views all the way to the ocean from the top.

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Donations

  • Sep 24, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "For the best paddling venue. " - Cliffton Bridge

  • Sep 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Warrens Guest House donation to 67 paddle" - Nigel Briggs

  • Sep 16, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Great work guys! " - Chad

  • Sep 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    In memory of James Lind Holmes

    " - Jed Krige

  • Sep 12, 2021 - R 670.00
  • "Well done to everyone who participated" - Russell Solomon

  • Sep 11, 2021 - USD $ 35.22
  • "Donated in memory of James Lind Holmes. May he rest in Peace" - The Hendricks Family in the UK

  • Sep 05, 2021 - R 335.00
  • "Awesome paddle Ric and Col! Great work by Conservation Guardians at our lovely Shongweni. Keep it up!" - Clive & Laurel

  • Sep 02, 2021 - R 3 224.00
  • "a special place" - m drummond

  • Aug 31, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great work " - Jenni Stephen

  • Aug 27, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Awesome Ric + Colleen " - Ken Harley

  • Aug 27, 2021 - R 2 600.00
  • "

    Fine effort by all!

    " - Chris van den Berg

  • Aug 27, 2021 - R 3 030.00
  • "

    Congratulations Garth and Team, from Team Leigh Care

    " - Team Leigh Care

  • Aug 26, 2021 - R 1 440.00
  • "Awesome to be part of this amazing Reserve, Garth." - Affordable Sundecks, Schonewolf family

  • Aug 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Well done Garth!

    " - Jason Ekstrand

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Well done Ric + Colleen " - Elaine + Larry

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 2 500.00
  • "Well done Garth and team!" - Mark Johnson

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "What an incredible place Shongweni is - such a great cause!" - Salty Sea Dogs

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Good luck Giffy! Use the vegan powers :) xx

    " - Cristy North

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "

    For Mark Drummond, thanks for paddling as part of team MaDoVan

    " - Vanessa Mayhew

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Pam/Seabiscuit !!!" - Jay

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 505.00
  • "Well done Garth! " - Mark Pullen

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Go Ric & Colleen!!" - Thomas & Marietjie

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Epic everyone!!!" - Rob Levick

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "Well done Ric & Colleen!!! " - Mike & Tia Wiblin

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "Well done" - Lee Furby

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great cause! looking forward to a good paddle. Thanks to the organizers" - Salty Sea Dogs

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Keep up the good work

    " - Rory McNeill

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 350.00
  • "

    Huge congratulations Mix!! Such an amazing cause!

    " - Sohana

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Great initiative! Go Giffy!

    " - Kerryn Walker

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 1 010.00
  • "The epitome of doing vs talking!" - Macsquad Support

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Fantastic effort for a worthy cause! " - Steve Cohen

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 3 330.00
  • "Great effort. Respect" - Brett Hadiaris

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 550.00
  • "Well done Garth. Inspiring " - Brad Pearse

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Amazing achievement Garth Schonewolf." - The Ward family

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Garth Schonewolf " - Luke & Katie Steenkamp

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Well done Garth Schonewolf " - Jenna Nisbet

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done" - Patrick McNeill

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Garth! Awesome achievement." - Bruce Pender-Smith

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great Event. Well done" - Tim Cornish - Team Elrigh Grace Fitness

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Elrich Grace Fitness

    " - Cheryl Jarman

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 335.00
  • "

    Good luck Ric and Colleen!

    " - Kabryn

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 1 340.00
  • "Well done Mix , so proud of this amazing paddle! Love you, Mum x" - Nicky

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 350.00
  • "Well done Mix! " - Ernie Malherbe

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great initiative, give it horns Wim!" - Wim Van Herzeele

  • Aug 22, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Shongweni Dam " - Matt

  • Aug 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Shongweni is a magical place and every paddler today deserves a handclap. Amazing event, best place, awesome people. " - Charlene Potgieter

  • Aug 22, 2021 - R 2 500.00
  • "What a privilege to get to paddle in this beautiful place, with the best paddler in the world! Thanks Hank and well done to Garth, Greg and team!" - Graham Laubscher

  • Aug 22, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Trained supervisor." - Matthew

  • Aug 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks for such a great cause. " - Sharon Armstrong

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck to everyone, but especially uncle Ric and aunt Coll" - Darroll & Jax

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for being a great home for the boys over the years." - Mains

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You are in for 7 hrs paddle. Good luck" - C Van Herzeele

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Proud of all you do for Shongweni67 Scott and Mix! " - Anonymous

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "For a worth cause. All the best Conservation Guardians." - Gary Behn

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Really great to be able to support an area that has added so much to my life since grade 8 at kearsney " - Luke Plotts

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Like u Wim we love the nature- well done" - Tante Mie and Nonkel Jan

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 2 500.00
  • "Go Ric and Colleen, great effort for a deserving cause. " - Integrity Software

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 670.00
  • "Go Ric & Coll - know you can do it" - Nookie

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Go Middleton!" - Mauroce

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Goodluck Scott " - Shaun Mackenzie

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Do your best Wim" - Charlie Ferrow

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We are stronger together- U got this Wim " - Ruben Van Wambeke

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "x" - IOEC

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Epic initiative, well done guys!!!" - Money

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wim for president - go you good thing!" - Clive 3PL Solutions

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Such a great cause to help this special place

    " - Sophie Pearce

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Only we can make the difference.

    " - Finn SA

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Great initiative for a great place.

    " - Rob McInerney and Chris Woodgate

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Let’s save this magical reserve " - Sophie Pearce

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Ric and Colleen - George and Liz Archibald" - George Archibald

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 600.00
  • "One small act of kindness at a time. #whenindoubtpaddleout" - Danica

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 66.83
  • "." - Arell Technology

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Team Awesomeness" - Michaela Geytenbeek

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Nice one Wim

    " - Rusty

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    You got this Wim. Go get it!!!

    " - Allied Transport

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Go Wim and Jordan!!" - Xavier

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go do it Pam! We back you all the way. " - De Beers A. V. A. K.

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Rick & Colleen Whitton" - AARON NAIDOO

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "So sorry I can't participate" - Cheryl

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Together we can" - Ric + Colleen

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "All the best Wim van Herzeele! You have our full support from the Gerber Paper team" - Deon

  • Jul 21, 2021 - R 3 600.00
  • "Cannot wait to do the paddling section for this" - Vanessa Mayhew

  • Jul 20, 2021 - R 1 340.00
  • "

    Was Cold. Come on everybody, start moving

    " - Cheese Burger

  • Jul 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    You guys are awesome, well done 🤗

    " - Kath

  • Jul 18, 2021 - USD $ 138.30
  • "Thanks for the opportunity " - David

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you Lu for inspiring me. Great cause. " - Charmaine

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 34.50
  • "Behind you, Sophie and Matt :)" - Kate BH

  • Jul 11, 2021 - R 670.00
  • "In lieu of my participation ;) Smash it!!!" - Chaddy

  • Jul 09, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "You are so inspiring Lieshka-the-ice-swimmer - you got this!" - Tori

  • Jul 08, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Keep up the good work you crazy nutters! " - Kerry Rowlands

  • Jul 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great work Greg & Co, and great effort and commitment Liesh & Co!" - Doug

  • Jul 07, 2021 - USD $ 41.75
  • "Best wishes for your swim Lieshka Vinnicombe!" - Nina Smith

  • Jun 29, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "Happy birthday Vanessa Mayhew" - Sue St Leger

  • Jun 29, 2021 - USD $ 14.02
  • "Great job Cuz! Keep up the hard work." - Andrew Stephenson

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Support Shongweni Reserve and Biodiversity

    " - Brett Markwell

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Love the cause." - Lieshka Parker Vinnicombe

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Donations to date

R 83 537.13

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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Conservation Guardians (CG) has been mandated to resurrect Shongweni Dam and Reserve by the local Zwelibonvu Community (ZC)