Brad Ray is raising funds for Singakwenza

The last few weeks have been crazy. Our beautiful daughter was born much earlier than expected, but she is healthy, already home, and her and her mom are champions.

Why am I telling you this? Because it means I am going to take part in the 8 Mile challenge at the aQuelle Midmar Mile again.

It's late to make the decision. It's late to start training. But I really want to swim because it's another opportunity to raise money for the truly incredible people at Singakwenza to keep doing the vital work they do. They focus on early childhood development in rural communities, teaching the teachers the importance of early brain development, but also how to make educational toys for the kids in their care from recycled goods. I wish Singakwenza could be everywhere in SA - our future would be so much brighter.

Please donate whatever you can. My birthday was rightly completely overshadowed this year so even R30 in lieu of a beer will be awesome... :) Your donations will also help me focus on what little time I have left to train.

Thank you!

Here is a little video showing you what the weekend is about. There is a nice overhead shot showing you a tiny bit of the dam we swim across. And I'm doing it EIGHT times, so that you'll donate to Singakwenza.


overall progress

raised R2 150,00 goal R15 000,00



Name Message Donation
Norman Leibowitz Best of luck! R250
Dave Honeyman Well done bud R300
Justin Healey Well done Brad, tremendous effort. A true inspiration to all. Keep up the great work! R500
Giulia & Gail Good Luck Brad! Love the project and commitment. Sending love from Ascoli & Amsterdam R400
Tim Ray Good luck Brad , late training start and all. R500
Pearl & Andrew O’Mahony Good luck Brad! Let’s hope our swimming is better than our soccer trivia. 🐥🐥🐥 R200

Singakwenza, meaning “We can do it!”, is a non-profit organisation based in Kwa-Zulu Natal which builds sustainable Early Childhood Education programmes in economically disadvantaged communities, using recycling to make resources.
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