Andrew Ford is raising funds for Wildlands Conservation Trust

Dear Friends, Colleagues in February 2019 at the world’s largest Open Water swimming event, The Midmar Mile I will be swimming all 8 events as part of the 8-Mile Charity Initiative.

Every year, the 8-Mile Club year raises a significant amount (in 2018: R3.5 Million) for a variety of deserving charities. These charities are both small and large and include a diverse selection from conservation, sea rescue, to wildlife, to cancer and disabilities.

I will swimming in direct aid of Wildlands Conservation Trust

WILDLANDS CONSERVATION TRUST has networks in 60 communities across KwaZulu-Natal, Western, Northern & Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Gauteng, transforming the lives of thousands of South Africans and improving their livelihoods through innovative sustainable programs. These programs enable small business development, food security, conservation, recycling and restoration efforts, and offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities that provide tangible ways to activate sustainability with a focus on education, training and ambassadorship.

(Note that for tax requirements, a S18 can be issued on request from WILDTRUST. Please contact me for further information.)

overall progress

raised R5 300,00 goal R12 000,00



Name Message Donation
Fallon Finlayson Welcome to the 8 mile club R100
Sibonelo Zikalala Team Varonis R250
Desiree Smith R250
Stanko Dimotrov R500
Andrew (Team Varonis) R250
Owen Sheftz Go you good thing!!!! R500
Lesotho dam swimming Mermaid Good luck! R250
TCA Sports association Keep up the good work! You are an inspiration to the community. R350
Robin Saggers Good luck Andrew! Should be a breeze 💪🏼 R500
Mike Prentice R1 000
Jaki Fagan Andrew ,enjoy the swim ! R350
YellowTrash “Be the water my friend” ~ Bruce Lee LROD R250
Francois du Toit Go Andrew!! From your proud fellow member of the LRODC! R250
Wells Family All the best Andrew! Keep on paying it forward you are an inspiration to us all!!! R500

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