Swim for cancer

2016-04-19 06:00
Swimmers braved the water at the Cape Point to raise money for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

Swimmers braved the water at the Cape Point to raise money for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

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The Swim For Hope 2016 spectacular, which consists of swimming around the Cape of Good Hope, took place recently in conjunction with the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

The non-profit organisation offers family, hospital ward and places of safety support, with the much needed promotion of childhood cancer awareness.

The event held at the Cape of Good Hope section within Table Mountain National Park brings one of the most extreme open water swims in the world to local shores.

The extreme open water swimming is aimed at raising funds for the Trust’s Bag of Hope project which supplies children, suffering from cancer, with bags filled with necessities needed over prolonged hospital stays.

The Swim for Hope 2016 fundraising target is R100 000 for 2016 and following the successful water swim, R86 354 has already been raised.

Mandie Erasmus, Trust project manager, says Swim for Hope has grown in a short four years to one of the top extreme open water swims in South Africa.

“We are overwhelmed by the incredible efforts of the swimmers, as they push their bodies beyond normal limits, braving the notorious water around Cape Point – all in an effort for raising money for children who fight for their lives daily. This event has grown to the success it is, only by the grace of our partners and sponsors, the dedication of each year’s swimmers!”

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