Cancer Care Namibia Fund
On 17th April 2011, Neil Armstrong Salt sadly succumbed to lymphoma cancer following a sick bed of approximately 3 months. Neil was a respected businessman and entrepreneur in Namibia and also a Honourary Member of Hochland 154, Round Table, following a career in Round Table of 21 years.
Neil cherished his last moments in the presence of his family and friends and was fortunate to experience their support from the moment he was diagnosed, throughout his treatment and until he passed away.
During his treatment period, Neil could not help but notice how a large number of cancer patients were struggling alone in the absence of family support. Cancer treatment can be very painful and traumatic, but also very costly. Neil soon realised that the lack of family presence with many cancer sufferers was due to financial constraints.
One of Neil’s final wishes was to assist fellow sufferers in any way that he could. He specifically identified the physical presence and support of family to cancer patients as an area that he would like to get involved in.Hochland 154, Round Table aims to raise money to fulfill Neil’s wish. In memory of Neil, Bruce Salt (Neil’s brother and also a member of Hochland 154, Round Table) has swum from Robben Island to Blouberg Strand (7,5 km swim, 9.5 degree), on the first anniversary of Neil’s passing. Then from Pelican Point to Guano Island (13.5 Km in 13 degree).
On 27th September he will cross the English Channel (35 Km in 15 degree Celsius sea water) in support for the CCNF.