The Wild Swim

After raising more than R4 million for various charities at the 2019 aQuellé Midmar Mile, the 8 Mile Club is venturing into wilder waters. Assisted by Roving Reporters and other supporting partners, the 8 Mile Club is arranging a pilot swim along a 22 km stretch of the Wild Coast earmarked for heavy minerals mining by an Australian mining company. This stretch of coastline falls within the Pondoland Marine Protected Area (MPA) and comprises a host of pristine estuaries and unique coastal habitats - home to many people whose lives could be adversely affected by heavy minerals mining if it goes ahead as planned. The mission of The Wild Swim is to raise R250,000 for eco-tourism in the area and marine conservation initiatives within the Pondoland MPA. You can help us reach this target by making a donation on any of the fundraising pages below. On reaching our target of R250,000, the Kydrin Foundation shall distribute these funds as follows Africa!Ignite and Sustaining The Wild Coast (eco-tourism): R125,000 WildOceans and the Pondoland Marine Protected Area (marine conservation): R62,500 Roving Reporters (environmental journalism training): R62,500 Total: R250,000 Any surplus funds raised will be awarded to the 8 Mile Club to cover the costs of organising the next Wild Swim in 2020. Other businesses, groups of friends and clubs can also create their own fundraising page by clicking the Start Fundraising button on this page. FEATURED IMAGE: Adventure chaser, Olivia Symcox, is among growing numbers of people supporting The Wild Swim. Picture: Andrew Woodburn

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Name Charity Target Current Total
The Wild Swim R50 000 R23 090
The Wild Swim R30 000 R5 000
The Wild Swim R50 000 R4 000
The Wild Swim R10 000 R1 200
The Wild Swim R5 000 R1 000
The Wild Swim R5 000 R1 000
The Wild Swim R15 000 R661
The Wild Swim R5 000 R100
The Wild Swim R10 000 R50
The Wild Swim R20 000 R0
The Wild Swim R15 000 R0
The Wild Swim R5 000 R0
The Wild Swim R5 000 R0
The Wild Swim R10 000 R0

The Wild Swim

The Wild Swim aims to raise R250,000 for eco-tourism and marine conservation along a 22 km stretch of the Wild Coast earmarked for heavy minerals mining.

You can support the inaugural 8 swimmers efforts.

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