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#WalkingForLife

#WalkingForLife

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How far would you walk to save a child’s life? The best possible answer anyone of us can give is, as far as humanly possible.

Between June and July, 40-something media producer Darren Combrink will attempt to do just that.  

An up down 825 kilometre Camino stretching between Irún and Santiago de Compostela Spain — that many pilgrims have stamped as one of the toughest.

Armed with only a GoPro and social media, Darren is attempting to tell the world: we can save children who are dying right now. The fact of the matter is, 1 in 600 South African children under the age of 16 will be diagnosed with cancer, the most common in kids is Leukaemia. They will need treatment, which may include a bone marrow transplant. The SABMR provides a free preliminary search for donors, but there are considerable costs for other services. Out of 79 patients referred to SABMR in 2017, only 19 had adequate funds for a donor search.

Through working, talking and walking together, we can take the right steps.

And save lives.  

With your support, alongside the combined support of the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) and the Confraternity of Saint James of South Africa (CSJofSA), let’s do this.

Follow the journey on https://www.facebook.com/DigitalShelfSA/

Donations

  • Aug 10, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Birthday Wishes for Keri Rodden" - Hennie & Dianne Combrink

  • Aug 06, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "I am so proud to know you Darren. Well done on your Camino. Hope you get to reach your target. The kids are lucky to have you on their side." - fahiema enous

  • Jul 21, 2018 - R 161.90
  • "Keep on walking for the cause! You’re almost there." - Tom & Rosheen (Pilgrims from Ireland)

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Buen Camino" - Lodine

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 273.02
  • "Buen Camino my friend " - Dawn

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Blessings to you and this worthy cause Dar. Much love and support xx" - Caron Reynolds

  • Jul 16, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Every breath is precious, every step has meaning - well done Darren and team Digital Shelf #WalkingForLife" - Lindsey

  • Jul 16, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "There's it! xxx" - A

  • Jul 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Darren you are leaving footprints in a few peoples life that will change their world..Ultreie..blessings on your walk for life...." - Ronel Van Wyk

  • Jul 09, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thanks so much for every person fundraising for bone marrow transplants. Best of luck." - Jo Fourie

  • Jul 08, 2018 - USD $ 38.88
  • "Thank you for your phenomenal effort for a great cause. This is a cause very relevant to us." - Christine and Daniel Carter

  • Jul 07, 2018 - USD $ 88.19
  • "I am proud of you, my friend. Love Sigi" - Sigi

  • Jul 06, 2018 - USD $ 77.70
  • "Well done! It’s great what you are doing!" - Raph

  • Jun 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Amazing work! " - Laura Franchini Veratti

  • Jun 30, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Well done !! Carry one walking" - Diana

  • Jun 25, 2018 - USD $ 78.50
  • "Keep up the good work Darren. Sincerely, Cliff & Cindy - Sydney" - Cliff & Cindy Ventris

  • Jun 23, 2018 - USD $ 78.31
  • "What an amazing person you are Darren, such a worthy cause. Proud to support you. Lots of love xxx" - Julie Pickering

  • Jun 22, 2018 - USD $ 31.00
  • "we are all connected" - kayla's aunt pam

  • Jun 21, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Buen Camino!" - Peter G. Underwood

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 14.56
  • "Buen camino." - Anna Maria

  • Jun 16, 2018 - R 321.83
  • "Meu amigo Darren, foi um prazer reencontra-lo no Camino por favor ofereca minha donacao para as crianças, ótimo trabalho, abraços e Buen Camino." - Ari de Oliveira

  • Jun 14, 2018 - R 154.23
  • "All the best for your Camino. A worthy cause!" - Peter & Karin Boxall

  • May 19, 2018 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Bravo! Proud to know you." - Laura S.

  • May 09, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Nettie's Birthday gift xx" - Jen

  • May 08, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "In lieu of a gift for Lynette Rouncivell’s Birthday " - Darren

  • May 07, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Many steps to save a life - Buen Camino Darren!" - Emile & Sally

  • May 07, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Keep on walking!" - William and Billy

  • May 07, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good Luck & enjoy the Journey. " - Lynette

  • May 06, 2018 - USD $ 33.71
  • "Good cause well done we shall follow you via FB" - Steve & Michele Thorns

  • May 05, 2018 - USD $ 60.07
  • "Love you, Darren. <3" - Kjer Sahl

  • May 05, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "We're very proud of you! Buen Camino." - Andrée Lombard

  • May 05, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "A worthy cause" - Joanne

  • May 04, 2018 - USD $ 10.44
  • "Best wishes on your journey! :)" - Anonymous

  • May 03, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Buen Camino, Darren. Will be following your progress." - Gordon and Frances

  • May 02, 2018 - R 246.77
  • "Blessings to all. Buen Camino!" - Helene

  • Apr 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Mooi Loop Darren!" - Sandra Nel

  • Apr 23, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you the best Darren!" - Linda Ensor

  • Apr 08, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "I’m very proud of you my friend. Buen Camino " - Sumi

  • Apr 08, 2018 - R 56.55
  • "A worthy cause! Buen Camino" - Anonymous

  • Mar 25, 2018 - R 1 201.00
  • "We will see you in Santiago....So proud of what you are doing for children. Buon Camino!" - Carolyn & Jack Kahler

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "With you all the way Darren" - R&C

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Have a fantastic camino Darren! What a great cause to walk for and what a beautiful path to take!" - Marie

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Such a wonderful thing to do Darren. Been Camino!" - Carolyn Vinton

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Buen Camino" - Marian

  • Mar 10, 2018 - R 727.09
  • "We wish you succes with your beautiful project Darren! Ed Vischschraper and Harriet Jenner, the Netherlands" - Harriet Jenner

  • Mar 07, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Respect" - Nico

  • Mar 06, 2018 - USD $ 10.49
  • "Walk On Pilgrim!!" - Currie

  • Mar 04, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Will be following your progress. Have a wonderful journey" - Linda

  • Mar 03, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Buen Camino" - Anonymous

  • Mar 01, 2018 - USD $ 145.82
  • "Hope to celebrate your return by sharing more wine with you next year! PS Take lots of Vaseline." - Mark & Rita Hughes

  • Feb 26, 2018 - R 470.59
  • "Ultreia" - ingrid

  • Feb 25, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "I'll be walking with you in spirit " - Meme

  • Feb 25, 2018 - USD $ 12.76
  • "Go for it, Darren" - Sigi

  • Feb 24, 2018 - USD $ 4.56
  • "Very brave! Buen Camino " - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 35 627.83

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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The South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) exists to help find matching bone marrow donors for critically ill South African children and adults who need a transplant but do not have a match within their own family. The only one of its kind in South Africa, the SABMR is committed to helping every patient referred to it. If there is no matching donor in South Africa, we take our search worldwide - “We search the world to find your perfect match”.