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The Orange River Dash 2018

The Orange River Dash 2018

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2018 and we off to our first swim !!!!The Madswimmers are at it again and intend to swim approximately 20 – 35 km per day on the weekend of 24 – 25 March 2018 across the Orange River which is the longest river in South Africa. 

The swim will be in aid of #Swim4Sadie an initiative started by Cita and Russell Penn (Sadie’s parents) in memory of Sadie Penn which supports patients with rare diseases & creates awareness about various life threatening rare diseases. #swim4sadie is the swimming division of Rare ACTIVists whereby people can use their mobility to help Rare Disease patients who may not be able to.

It rises in the Drakensberg Mountains in n Lesotho and flows generally w, forming the boundary between Free State and Cape Province. It continues w through the Kalahari and Namib deserts, forming South Africa's border with Namibia. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Oranjemund.The river forms part of the international borders between South Africa and Namibia and between South Africa and Lesotho, as well as several provincial borders within South Africa. Except for Upington, it does not pass through any major cities.

The Orange River plays an important role in the South African economy by providing water for irrigation and hydroelectric power. The river was named by Robert Jacob Gordon after the Dutch Royal House. Other names include Gariep River (used by the Khoi people), Groote River or Senqu River (used in Lesotho).

 

Donations

  • Apr 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Better late! :)" - CCW

  • Mar 28, 2018 - R 2 510.00
  • "Great initiative" - Anonymous

  • Mar 28, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "Well done!" - Grade 3 St Teresa's - Megan, Meghan, Molly and Car

  • Mar 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Incredible effort Deon and team, supporting such a worthy cause." - Hylton Henry

  • Mar 24, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "For Andrew and Francois" - TPI

  • Mar 24, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Fantastic effort to all concerned" - Biff Lewis

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 679.48
  • "Wow Yaeli so impressed. The cause is dear to our hearts thank you" - Jackie, phil and clara

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 1 593.71
  • "Irma! Jy is ons ster! Baie geluk met jou verjaarsdag! Sterkte met die swem! Ons is trots op jou! Xxx" - Van Rooyens

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Go crazy Deon!" - Lorin

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck " - Hayley Kuhn

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Go for it Andrea Landau! So proud of you!" - Martin family

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Irma, you're a STAR! Good luck and have fun!" - Familie Heinz

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "May God shine upon you and keep you safe!" - Debbie Brothers

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Go for it Yael and Annelie! Super proud!!!!" - Julie Etellin

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "Thinking of you Cita - good luck & may the calm waters be with you all this weekend!" - Debs Mc Donald

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wish I was swimming with you! Go Terry!" - Sally Bantock

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 515.13
  • "Dion u continue to amaze us. Go Syrong" - Anuj Parita Anvita

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Geniet dit!" - Paulrh

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "All the best intrepid swimmers and special strength in your arms legs and hearts Yaeli and Annelie" - The Evards

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 126.93
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 359.87
  • "Sending some love from New Zealand! Go for it and have fun!" - Tom S

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Go Cita! " - Cashandra

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 4 112.80
  • "Sadie is an angel and inspires us all! " - Hugo Louw

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 1 840.36
  • "Go Mona!" - Ferne King

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "Go Owen!!! Wear your flippers. PBO team" - Penny Black

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All the best " - Laura-Beth

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Good luck and thanks for this amazing initiative!" - Bee

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Make each day count" - In memory of kayla

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Irma, little Louis will be proud of his mom!" - Ko Bakker and H.Matthaei

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "So proud of you Cita and Russell and hats off to the supporters too " - The Cows

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Yael!" - Jason

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Go Irma Go!!!!!!" - Wild cherry adventures

  • Mar 19, 2018 - USD $ 43.93
  • "Go for it! " - Ann Lannoye

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Enjoy the challenge and amazing scenery Irma" - B√©atrice

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "All the best Yael and Annelie! A worthy cause! " - Candice

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "All the best Mo, I take me hat off to you and everyone else making this happen." - Adele

  • Mar 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Baie trots!" - Van der Plasse

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Swim well Cita and Deon you are doing a great thing in memory of Sadie our star" - Ron and Janet Penn

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
  • "What a group of inspirational swimmers! Good luck and have fun! " - Anonymous

  • Mar 15, 2018 - R 260.00
  • "Irma, you are one amazing Mommy!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 14, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Madness" - Eugene Gerber

  • Mar 14, 2018 - USD $ 65.02
  • "Just happy I can make a small contribution" - Daniela P

  • Mar 14, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Go mad Irma and have fun on the way! " - Theyse & Thoma

  • Mar 13, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "Wishing you tons of strength and energy Cita for this incredible swim! So proud of you! Go! Go! Go! And safe travels too." - The Bradfords

  • Mar 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the Best Mo. Swim like there are Sharks in the water :)" - Sana-Ullah

  • Mar 13, 2018 - USD $ 17.80
  • "Good luck Andrea" - Inga Bothner

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck Mo!!" - Shameemah

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Swim!" - Fern

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Go Ands!!! You are all awesome!" - Robzeeeee

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Such a worthy cause! Super proud of you taking on this challenge Andrea!" - Elzanne

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • " Annelie and I (Yael) swimming on behalf of Impact Clinics, because we work with genetic diseases and want to do more to help!" - IMPACT CLINICS

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 3 000.00
  • "Looking forward to this Challenge. Thanks to "Fines 4 U" for making it easier to take this on!!" - Craig Stanton

  • Mar 11, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "So great to be a part of this wonderful group and swimming for a good cause. " - Aquatribe Swimming

  • Mar 11, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "The world needs more people like you!!! Good luck Mad swimmers, go for it And!" - Marj

  • Mar 11, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Proud of what your are doing Ands" - Pam

  • Mar 10, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck with the swim our special friends " - Delene Chetty

  • Mar 09, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck to all!" - A.R. E

  • Mar 09, 2018 - USD $ 8.83
  • "Sterkte" - Gustav

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 120.00
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck Mo!" - Ahmed

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thx guys xxx" - Gerna Hofmeyr

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 10 000.00
  • "Good Luck Jean. Great efforts for a great cause thank you Kamini for the great work! " - Schindlers

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 200.00
  • ""When your body gets tired, Swim with your HEART"... Yael and Annelie, you both have a big HEART! Go for it and have fun along the way!" - Jennifer Br√ľntrup-Taylor

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 210.78
  • "Go Mo! Rooting for you" - Zee

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best!! Give it horns" - Zweli

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 260.00
  • "SWIM WITH EASE" - WALKER BAY SUCE

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Go Mo! All the best! I admire your determination!" - Frederick

  • Mar 08, 2018 - USD $ 40.82
  • "All the best Mo, you doing it for good." - Pearl Maiola

  • Mar 07, 2018 - USD $ 8.92
  • "Good luck, you got this!" - Hannie Attenborough

  • Mar 07, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Waht an awesome idea and cause. Go the Crazy Swimmers GO...." - Skillpad

  • Mar 07, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Andrea at Aquatribe!!!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Love what you are doing, Annelie!" - Renee Bischoff

  • Mar 05, 2018 - USD $ 17.65
  • "Good luck Ands " - Bronwyn

  • Mar 05, 2018 - USD $ 44.13
  • "Go, Yael!! Always knew you were mad!" - Myles Spar

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Go Andrea! " - Jenny Herman

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "all the best your crazy woman xxx" - Guy Orlik

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Go Yael!" - Leigh-Anne

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Go Yaeli and all the Madswimmers making this possible ! " - Darryl & Ron

  • Mar 05, 2018 - USD $ 44.13
  • "Good luck for a wonderful cause " - BAS AND ESSIE JOFFE

  • Mar 04, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "We believe in the cause ;)" - Anonymous

  • Mar 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Hats off to you, Yael! you are so brave. Good Luck x" - Dana Lieberman

  • Mar 04, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Amazing effort for a great cause - Yael & Annelie best of luck!!" - Jared & Syndo

  • Mar 04, 2018 - USD $ 44.24
  • "Go girls!" - Janine Ellison

  • Mar 02, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Be safe every madswimmer" - Cathryn Struwig

  • Mar 02, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Glad to be able to help - good luck and what a wonderful cause x" - Geraldene

  • Mar 01, 2018 - USD $ 17.84
  • "Help them in need" - Leslie Sim

  • Mar 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you the best." - Simon Louw

  • Mar 01, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck Cita!" - Samantha Haripal

  • Feb 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Just do your best" - JCG Terblanche

  • Feb 25, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Best of luck Team Penn on your fund raising and your race.." - Michelle

  • Feb 25, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Stay strong xxx" - J&V

  • Feb 21, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck Owen" - Rob Grainger

  • Feb 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Fully support the cause, Cita! " - Kirshan

  • Feb 14, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Mona, swem dat die biesies bewe!!" - Suzan & Faan van Biljon

  • Feb 14, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Go Owen and team !!" - David & Colette

  • Feb 14, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "What a wonderful initiative! " - Jan

  • Feb 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Supporting Mona and the Madswimmers" - Darren & Thomas

  • Feb 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the Best Cita!!" - Sibongile Mthimunye

  • Feb 13, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Because each and every life is indeed so precious" - Werner Barnard

  • Feb 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck Cita, we are thinking of you!" - Jacqui Rickson

  • Feb 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Cita. Thanks for always leading by example." - Gavin Downard

  • Feb 13, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Go Owen - you are a rockstar - keep swimming and doing such good things!!! Thanks to MadSwimmer for all their amazing work to raise money and to help those less fortunate!! " - Dawn

  • Feb 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best and all strength!" - Julia

  • Feb 12, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Mo" - Andrew O

  • Feb 12, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck Muhammad and well done on your work to help raise much needed funds" - Elena Meyer

  • Feb 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best Muhammad, we are all behind you!" - Vizeum

  • Feb 10, 2018 - USD $ 17.49
  • "Good luck Owen!" - F

  • Feb 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "We are doing this donation in the name of little Demian, a healthy lucky cute boy who is thinking to the other ones!" - Demian

  • Feb 01, 2018 - USD $ 88.82
  • "Woohoo! Go Mona!" - Sue Reinecke

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 81 486.24

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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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 business men 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 7 years.