Swim for Hope ~ New Donation Platform
Last week, we received the news that BackaBuddy has to be closed down for an estate audit as the site owner recently passed away. Allan was always very kind to us, and our sincere condolences have been relayed to his wife and children.
However, this left us in a bit of a pickle, as our fundraising platform was shut down literally ten days before our standby start date!
We are very happy to announce that we have organised a new fundraising platform for your donations! Better, secure and funds go DIRECTLY to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust! Even better is that the Swim for Hope fundraising platform is now hosted on the Swim for Hope website as well!
You can also offer your support with a once-off SMS donation
SMS SWIM to 40770 (R20/sms)
SWIM FOR HOPE 2015
Open water swimmers come together for yet another group attempt of the most breath-taking swim in the world, to raise funds for The Little Fighters Cancer Trust.
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 21 March 2015 and the swim will be called 24 hours prior to the first suitable day.
South African musician and veteran marathon swimmer Carina Bruwer completed a solo rounding of Cape Point in 2013, raising R17,500 as well as extensive media coverage and awareness for Little Fighters Cancer Trust and Childhood Cancer Awareness.
Carina decided to make the Swim for Hope an Annual Invitational Group Event.
In 2014, 15 incredible open water swimmers took part, and raised R116 800 for Little Fighters.
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 14 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.