Richard & Caleb Townsend are raising funds for Mandeville Disability Swimming

This is the third time that Richard and Caleb (father and son) will be swimming the 8 Mile challenge together and the first time as a team for the Mandeville Disability Swimmers.

Positive things happen to positive people. We are all aware of the wonderful feeling of being fit, healthy and confident to enjoy and participate in a sporting activity.

But, sadly this is not the case for many of these disabled swimmers who are heavily reliant on being assisted to learn, train and participate in any sporting activity. The Mandeville Disability Swimming club eliminates  this challenge, making it possible for these swimmers to learn to swim and participate as swimmers.

Providing a positive dream and a goal to strive for. A goal that will sustain them for life.

Please, assist us to raise money for this worthy cause.

overall progress

raised R11 500,00 goal R20 000,00



Name Message Donation
BeverleyAnne Wallace Caleb you excel in all you do, and it's so great you're swimming this challenge with dad,and that you were with him on his 100th mile. So very proud of you♥️ R100
BeverleyAnne Wallace Congratulations on your 100th Midmar Crossing Guri (#5) So proud of you ♥️ R100
sEAN DU TOIT Good Luck Richard and Caleb. You guys rock... Love Dot, Pete, Sean and all at Topring Rollers R1 000
Richard & Caleb Townsend Dear Rich & Caleb, A wise person once said, when your body gets tired swim with your heart, but you both have been living that in practice for a long time now! My heart will be with you and so will Matt, Jen, & Gregg xoxo Aunt Sam. R1 200
MOIR FAMILY No Sister or Aunt could be more proud of you two R600
Kerry Rhodes Good luck Team Townsend! You’re amazing R1 000
Juls & the Singakwenza Team Wishing you every success on your 100th Midmar Mile. So wish we could be there with you. R500
Colin Morgan Wishing you both an awesome safe 8 miles! You are both legends! R500
Richard & Caleb Townsend Departmental good cause fine - not wearing COVID mask R200
The 50 Club All our best for the swim, Rich! From your 50club family R3 700
Lesley Martin R2 000
Richard & Caleb Townsend Good Cause Departmental fine - Not wearing COVID mask. R300
Richard & Caleb Townsend Neels Smit - All the best swimmers. R100

MDS is home to the largest and strongest squad of disability swimmers in South Africa

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