Swim For Hope around the Cape of Good Hope is an exclusive group swim attempt around Cape Point to raise funds for 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 caregiver, 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.
The spectacular 8km Swim for Hope 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.
Several records have been broken during the previous swims around Cape Point and we hope that, conditions prevailing, there will be some new records set this year as well.
Swim for Hope is classified by the Cape Long Distance Association (CLDSA) as an “Expert Level swim” and is recommended for experienced open water swimmers only. CLDSA officiates over the swim.
These are our Swim for Hope 2016 swimmers
Herman van der Westhuizen
Lindsay de Kock
ALL funds raised will go to 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 11 main paediatric oncology treatment centres throughout South Africa, including the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust supports Children with Cancer and their Families.
In cases where there is no family support structure, such as in oncology wards in Children’s Homes and Places of Safety, we are often the only line of support which these young Cancer Fighters have.
Our approach to support is holistic – we do not just look at practical and financial support, but also concentrate hugely on emotional support, providing relief where needed in and out of hospital.
Join BigBayEvents and Swim for Hope in an epic 8km Cape Point Extreme Open Water Swim to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, to enable us to offer even more Support to Children with Cancer and their Families.
Swim for Hope 2016 went on standby on March 12th – Big Bay Events will make the final, 24 hour call on safe swimming conditions for the first day possible after March 12th.
You can make donations to the Swim for Hope effort by donating directly via any of the following methods.
Fundraising Target – R 100 000.00
Donations to Date – R 35 025.00
We still have a LONG way to go to reach our funding target, so please honour the efforts of these brave swimmers and help in the fight against Childhood Cancer by donating either via Back-a-Buddy or directly into our Bank Account.
ACCOUNT NAME: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
BANK: First National Bank
BRANCH: Paarl Mall
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62277783249
BRANCH CODE: 250057
ACCOUNT TYPE: Cheque
SWIFT CODE FOR INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS: FIRNZAJJ
Please email your proof of payment and personal message to firstname.lastname@example.org and if needed, request your Section 18A ta benefit and B-BEEE score documentation.
Please mark all EFT donations with “Swim for Hope”
Corporates as well as members of the public are encouraged to sponsor and donate, via “BackaBuddy”.
Corporate sponsors can contact Little Fighters Cancer Trust directly on 073 729 6155 or email@example.com for organisational information such as taxation and BEE benefits, as the organisation is a registered NPO with PBO status.
PLEASE HONOUR OUR AMAZINGLY BRAVE SWIMMERS BY SUPPORTING SWIM FOR HOPE! Each donation is worth gold. Feel free to include a special message to your swimmer(s) and/or LFCT.
We would like to extend a BIG Thank You to the following individuals/companies for their generous donations.
Martin Vleggaar, Welgedacht Spar Swimmer Entry Donation: R2000.00
Richard Child, Conbrako: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation
Richard Child, Conbrako: R5000.00 “Really looking forward to seeing all of you and of course those beautiful cliffs.”
Samantha Whelpton: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation
Lindsay de Kock: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation
Tony Sellmeyer: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation
Mervyn Bremner: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation
Anthony Pearse: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation
Herman van der Westhuizen/ Water Skills SA: R2000.00 Swimmer Entry Donation
Water Skills SA: R5000.00 “Water Skills SA is proud to Support Swim for Hope 2016”.
Donations via Back-a-Buddy
|Made In Africa Films
||Made in Africa Films
||Mar 10, 2016
||R 6 330.00
||In honour of a wonderful man who unfortunately lost the battle.
||Mar 08, 2016
|Made in Africa FIlms
||From Phil at Made in Africa Films
||Feb 24, 2016
||R 1 275.00
|Rocket Films Africa
||From Debbie Cornell @ Rocket Films Africa
||Feb 23, 2016
||R 1 010.00
Derrick Frazer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for swim related queries or
Mandie Erasmus (email@example.com ) should you have any questions pertaining to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust or your tax benefits concerning your entry fee.