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Get Timothy to Argentina!

Get Timothy to Argentina!

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UPDATE 6 DEC: Thanks for the wonderful generosity in helping make Tim's dream come true. Sadly the dreams have been shattered by a tour operator who has closed down and not refunded APCAN. Tim's family actually paid R36,768 which they have now lost. If you are able to help them through this tough time, please feel free to continue to donate even though we reached our initial target. We are so devastated for Tim's family and for all the kind people who donated with such good hearts! Thank you! Please watch Carte Blanche on Sunday for an investigation into the sports' tours being cancelled (there were three others apart from Tim's).

ORIGINAL POST:

Timothy  Meuwsen, from Bergsig Academy, has been selected to play for the Apcan Rugby Team from South Africa heading to Argentina in December. His beautiful 'rainbow family', who adopted him when he was a baby, can't afford it and need our help please... to raise just R20,000 to help their "beautiful son" follow his dreams, and not be left behind when the rest of the team leave for South America. Tim has huge talent and even bigger dreams - to one day play for the Springboks!

Here's a message from his mother Angela:
Our son Timothy has taken us on the most fantastic, hair raising journey from the moment he joined our family. From birth he has had the most fearless nature I have come across & his boldness in taking on the unimaginable has kept us on our toes. Yes, we as his parents have had many grey hairs & sleepless nights, but he has grown up into the most awesome gifted young man.

Having started Judo training before his teens, he learnt an overwhelming amount about respect & I believe his fitness training in those early years is what protects him out on the rugby field. It has been difficult knowing that many times he is the smallest out on the field, but with the largest heart (and balls) according to his coaches & teammates.

This year he asked if he could start rugby on a more serious note, as previously he had only done judo competitively (Even taking part in the Commonwealth Games in 2016 & receiving his SA colors twice). We closed our eyes & agreed.

Little did we know of the talent & skill that simmered within this young man.
Having moved from 2nd team to 1st team, he took part in the Apcan School Rugby series in August & won not only "Man of the match" twice, he also won "Man of the tournament".

He was then selected to join the touring team for Apcan who are going to Argentina. Our first thought as parents was that there was no way we could afford this, but in all fairness, we want to give Tim a fighting chance to get overseas & do what he loves.

We are asking for any small donations that you can afford & hopefully together we can help this beautiful young man make his dreams come true.

THANK YOU!!!

Donations

  • Nov 16, 2019 - USD $ 339.52
  • "Good luck from a former Rustenburger. That lived in Boven St " - Mickey Wild

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 13.48
  • "Hope to see you win a World Cup one day! No dream is too big! From the Lowrie’s in Aus " - James and Ethan

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck ???? with making your dreams come true. " - Debby ... ??

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 67.38
  • "Go play rugby, make us proud and set your heart on big dreams." - TREVOR FROM MINNEAPOLIS

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you all the best !!! " - Laura coetzer

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 128.40
  • "Enjoy, stay safe, God bless." - Louise

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 67.38
  • "Good luck. " - Richard

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 33.69
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 33.69
  • "Good luck in Argentina. Colleen, Australia" - Colleen

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Shine bright!!" - A

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "

    I'm Staying ????

    " - ImStaying

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Never stop chasing your dreams! SA is proud of you!!!! " - Sally

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 7.00
  • "Make SA proud! " - Andri

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Stronger Together. Live your dreams!!!!" - Heather

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Best of Luck" - Jennifer

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 39.00
  • "Dream big! Good luck from UK x" - Kathy

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "

    Good luck and I sincerely hope that you reach your dream!

    " - Fazila

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Go seuna!!! " - Lo

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Continue working hard and Follow your dreams " - Jackie

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go for it! " - South African

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep the faith and do the best you can, Tim. There will always be people to help you along the way. The Lord bless you! " - Garage 808

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck! Stronger together!!!" - Joanne

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Penny

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Follow your dreams Tim ????" - Liz

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Hope this gets you there " - Cathy Beveridge

  • Nov 15, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Chase those dreams with conviction" - Jacques

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Good Luck!" - Hayes Fam.

  • Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 120.00
  • "Hope you achieve your goals" - Anonymous

  • Nov 14, 2019 - USD $ 35.00
  • "Hope you get to Argentina! Follow your dreams!" - Jadie

  • Nov 14, 2019 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Lekker speel!" - Karl

  • Nov 14, 2019 - USD $ 10.00
  • "." - Emily

  • Nov 14, 2019 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Lekker speel seun. " - Eben

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Donations to date

R 19 336.55

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00
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