Charity 8 Challenge 2024

Mike Proome is raising funds for CHOC

In 2023 I got to bring up the personal milestone of 100 official Miles at Midmar. 2024 brings another milestone, as it will be my 20th consecutive year of swimming in this amazing event. It will also be my 13th Charity 8 Challenge (8 Mile) event.

In my first few years of swimming at the dam, it was all about personal achievement. Doing things for the first time, improving my times, swimming with friends, achieving a swim no one thought I could I do after a surgery and cancer treatment. But in 2011 I challenged myself to my first 8 Mile event.

I thought that it would be about me achieving something for myself, but it was about so much more than that. The charities involved in the event, the people we go above and beyond to raise money for, that is what this event is all about. Personal accomplishments mean very little when you are surrounded by like minded people all trying to achieve the same goal... Raising funds for people who really need help... whether that be medical, educational, financial, environmental, it doesnt matter.

My chosen charity since 2013 has been CHOC. I love being a COW. I love being part of this HERD. This is a charity that is close to my heart. A charity I have not only supported for the last 11 years via fund raising, but have been into their facilities and seen the work they day first hand. It is not only the Children with Cancer who they help, but their families. It is not only physical support they give, but emotional. The staff are amazing. Literally the best in the world at what they do. 

But they need our support to keep going. If you can help, please leave a donation. There is no amount too small, or too big, every rand helps. And should you wish to leave a message of support, either for myself, or for someone you know who has/is fighting this horrid disease, please feel free to do so.

overall progress

raised R10 100,00 goal R15 000,00



Name Message Donation
NIMI Trust Go Mike. Great Cause R6 000
KMC Well Done R2 000
Meyrickton Development !!! R2 000
Jan Strydom Good Luck. R100

Supporting children with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders, and their families; improving early detection and facilitating effective treatment.

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