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SWIM FOR HOPE 2014

SWIM FOR HOPE 2014

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15 seasoned open water swimmers come together for a group attempt of the most breathtaking swim in the world, to raise funds for The Little Fighters Cancer Trust, “The VOICE of Childhood Cancer Awareness, The HANDS of Childhood Cancer Support”  This fully registered NPO (089-376) and PBO (930037657) offers varied support to Children with Cancer and their Families in paediatric oncology hospital wards, individual family homes as well as places of safety which houses children with cancer.

 

 The spectacular and extreme 8km ocean swim stretches from Diaz Beach on the western side of Cape Point, to Buffels Bay on the Eastern side, and takes swimmers through the point where the two oceans (Atlantic and Indian) meet.  Swimmers will go on standby on 1 March 2014 and the swim will called 24 hours prior to the first suitable day.

 

South African musician and veteran marathon swimmer Carina Bruwer, whose dramatic rounding of Cape Point for LFCT in 2013 aided in raising an amount of R17,500 as well as extensive media coverage and awareness, and the Little Fighters Cancer Trust are hoping for this to become an annual event.

 

All moneys raised will go towards the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s BAG OF HOPE Project. A BAG OF HOPE provides essentials for both the Child with Cancer and his/her mother or bedside care-giver, with items such as toiletries, pyjamas, non-perishable food, educational toys, blankets and sanitary products, making a challenging and prolonged hospital stay, just a bit more comfortable. LFCT is operational in 11 main paediatric oncology treatment centres throughout South Africa, including the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State.

 

PLEASE HONOUR OUR AMAZINGLY BRAVE SWIMMERS BY SUPPORTING SWIM FOR HOPE! Each donation is worth gold. Feel free to include a special message to your swimmer(s) and/or LFCT.

OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY:

MILTONS MATSEMELA   R1 500.00

TYR SOUTH AFRICA        R2 000.00

RAMZI MANSOUR            R32 000.00

..AND THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND SWIMMERS FOR HELPING US TO EXCEED OUR FUNDRAISING TARGET FOR THIS EVENT!! YOU ROCK!!!

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Donations

  • Mar 28, 2014 - R 2 500.00
  • "INTO THE FUTURE" - FOX BASE ALPHA

  • Mar 28, 2014 - R 2 000.00
  • "Remarkable challenge, Incredible effort, selfless individuals, well done to all of you. " - Elemental Effects - Robertson family

  • Mar 27, 2014 - R 5 000.00
  • "Best wishes" - Uncle Morris Films

  • Mar 13, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done Carina" - Peter Bales

  • Mar 12, 2014 - R 2 000.00
  • "We are indeed privileged to be able to support such a worthy cause." - Chiropractic Association of South Africa

  • Mar 11, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Well done! Amazing achievement!" - Ingrid

  • Mar 10, 2014 - R 258.40
  • "Well done all and thank you" - Monika's Ozone Therapy

  • Mar 10, 2014 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck Chris Westcott" - Michael Meyer

  • Mar 07, 2014 - R 5 000.00
  • "Well done Chris you are a super human with a huge heart " - Westcott, Wessels, Simpson, Bekker, Rees

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck!" - Charel

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck and thanks Carina Bruwer for initiating such an awesome event for a great cause! Remember to enjoy the view while you're there :-)" - Luca Hart

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck to all swimmers - Go, Rouen, go!!" - Johann en Noreht Visagie

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Go Go Rouen !!! Live your dream!. And doing it for a good cause as well. Great!" - Wynand Smit

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 250.00
  • "Julle is mal, maar good luck!!!!!" - DeWet Bruwer

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "It is not only what you do, but also the spirit in which you do it that garners such support . Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to support something worthwhile" - Supporter Since 2013

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck to chris Westcott and swimmers! This is for indigo Woodburn the bravest little solider " - Gabby

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck and safe swimming for a wonderful cause" - John

  • Mar 06, 2014 - R 2 000.00
  • "Best of luck Justin ..such an amazing event! Best of luck to all the swimmers!" - Elaine williams

  • Mar 05, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck on the swim. The weather is looking great " - Garth

  • Mar 05, 2014 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck Colin Gluch!" - Sarah Buchner

  • Mar 05, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Have a great swim, and good luck to all of you." - Steven Klugman

  • Mar 05, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "HOPE" - CA JANSON

  • Mar 05, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck!" - Anke

  • Mar 04, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing task, very best of luck. Stay safe. " - Frank Gormley

  • Mar 04, 2014 - R 250.00
  • "Chris, may those extra pounds you're carrying protect you from the cold ;) Wish I was swimming too..." - Simon Alston

  • Mar 04, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Chris! " - Carmen Colquhoun

  • Mar 04, 2014 - R 300.00
  • "Such a worthy cause. Thank you brave swimmers!" - Sally Corbin

  • Mar 04, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "GOOD LUCK FOR THE SWIM" - PETER PROTOULIS

  • Mar 04, 2014 - R 7 000.00
  • "Good luck to our retailer and all the swimmers, very proud of all of you swimming for this great cause!" - Spar Western Cape

  • Mar 03, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "This must surely be a first: a Donkey swimming around the Cape Peninsula!!! Bravo!" - Woogs & Bozz

  • Mar 03, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "All of the best!! Big thumbs up to you all for this great challenge!! Enjoy the swim!" - Tim and Nikola

  • Mar 03, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Amazing stuff everyone! Good luck!" - Matt Kloos

  • Mar 01, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Such an Awesome Initiative! Nice Work, CCW...have a great swim!" - Carolyn Hiscock

  • Feb 28, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "As a terminal cancer survivor,I applaud your great cause, safe journey to all the swimmers. " - Brian Fitzpatrick

  • Feb 28, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you a great swim and the perfect conditions, Carina, and all the rest of the amazing swimmers" - Tracy Ramsay

  • Feb 28, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "This is awe-inspiring....wishing Justin Coetzee and all the swimmers a safe and enjoyable swim." - Jillian Witt

  • Feb 28, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing 15 phenomenal Angels the best of luck." - Sarah Bloch PTA

  • Feb 27, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Awesome people doing awesome things" - Audrey

  • Feb 26, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lost in admiration from someone who thinks twice about putting a toe into the sea at Grotto!" - Mathias's

  • Feb 26, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Wonderful project" - Penny Meyer

  • Feb 26, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for doing what we aren't able to." - Carol Mackay

  • Feb 26, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck - what an awesome way to raise money ! " - Simone White

  • Feb 25, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Chris you crazy fool! No injuries please as pretty major event coming up! C xx" - Claire Procter

  • Feb 25, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck, have an awesome swim." - Jeanette

  • Feb 25, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Donks !!!!!!" - Gavin Shang

  • Feb 25, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Fantastic endurance and good conditions to you all! We'll celebrate with you at the wedding later in the month, Chris!" - Rosalind

  • Feb 25, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck and stay safe :)" - Salvo

  • Feb 24, 2014 - R 3 000.00
  • "Good luck to our retailer and all the swimmers taking part in this event, we wish you all the best!" - Spar Western Cape

  • Feb 24, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck, Snake van Wyk! You are inspirational! Your greatest fans, S+R" - Siobhan and Robyn

  • Feb 24, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Colin Gluch ... Living the dream boykie!! Hope you have an awesome swim, you're doing it for an amazing cause." - Janice Leibowitz

  • Feb 21, 2014 - R 991.60
  • "Good luck! " - Al Mann

  • Feb 20, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "I'm with you all the way, heart and soul my friend (Clinton le sueur) you are doing a brave and admirable thing for a truely worthy cause, stay safe swim strong! " - Carl Stockenstrom

  • Feb 18, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wat 'n fantastiese uitdaging asook gebaar van welwilenheid deur die swemmers ! Wees veilig en geniet die swem!" - Margaret Smit

  • Feb 18, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck to all and enjoy this beautiful swim" - Peter Bales

  • Feb 15, 2014 - R 500.00
  • "Awesome cause, good luck all you swimmers... Keep safe Chris, we have a wedding 3 weeks later... :)" - Mandy-Lyn

  • Feb 13, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Such an awesome cause. Good luck to Chris and all the swimmers!" - Taryn Loynes

  • Feb 13, 2014 - R 350.00
  • "Good luck to all the swimmers - fantastic cause!!! Big shout out from the UK to CHRIS WESTCOTT!" - Jenny Wilson

  • Feb 13, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "This would be an amazing swim for a great cause! Thanks for everyone's effort!" - Charl Cilliers

  • Feb 13, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "blessings, love and strength to all the little fighters....and swimmers too" - Clinton le Sueur

  • Feb 11, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "Doing the Cape Point swim has been a long time dream of mine, and to do it as part of a charity is just so much better." - Rouen Smit

  • Feb 11, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "I am really looking forward to taking part in this event. And I am inspired by this cause along with so many others listed on Backabuddy. There are so many charities.. Time to give to a good cause!" - Neil Hopkins

  • Feb 06, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "Thanks Carina, I’m looking forward to an great swim for an awesome cause, with a super bunch of people. " - Chris Westcott

  • Feb 05, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "Thanks Carina for organising this swim, it is wonderful to be part of this event and to contribute to such a worthwhile cause" - Monika Hayes

  • Feb 05, 2014 - R 2 000.00
  • "A great swim for a great cause." - Welgedacht Superspar

  • Feb 04, 2014 - R 2 000.00
  • "I am privileged to be counted amount the numbers on this swim with so many great extreme swimmers and as a father thinking of the fortunate health of my children, I consider this a worthy cause." - Colin Gluch

  • Feb 04, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "Happy to support a great cause. Good luck to all the swimmers." - Conna & Kevin

  • Feb 03, 2014 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing all participants a safe swim for a fantastic cause!" - Kilfoils

  • Feb 03, 2014 - R 1 000.00
  • "good luck JC - mind the sharks" - Ordman

  • Feb 03, 2014 - R 2 000.00
  • "Delighted to be a part of this epic swim for a tremendous cause and to swim alongside some of the legends of the extreme swimming world :)" - Justin Coetzee

  • Feb 03, 2014 - R 1 500.00
  • "Thanks for the opportunity to light up some peoples lives" - Keitha Struthers

  • Feb 02, 2014 - R 2 000.00
  • "I feel very humbled and privileged to swim for this wonderful charity in this most spectacular part of our coast line." - Lindsay de Kock

  • Jan 31, 2014 - R 5 000.00
  • "I LOVE CARINA'S ENTHUSIASM. IT'S INFECTIOUS." - RICHARD CHILD

  • Jan 30, 2014 - R 2 000.00
  • "So happy to be building on last year's Swim For Hope and can't wait to share this spectacular swim with this amazing group of swimmers. Let's make the most of this for LFCT!" - Carina Bruwer

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 116 800.00

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 35 500.00
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Little Fighters Cancer Trust

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The Little Fighters Cancer Trust supports Children with Cancer and their Families.

In cases where there is no family support structure, such as in oncology wards in Children's Homes and Places of Safety, we are often the only line of support which these young Cancer Fighters have.

Our approach to support is holistic, where we look not only at providing practical and financial support, but also concentrate hugely on emotional support and providing relief where needs, in and out of hospital, are concerned.