Swim4Survival Online Auction

Now, he is just one swim away from reaching his historic 200th crossing.

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Splashing Success Alert & Hero Howlalujah!

Thanks to our very own Hero in a Speedo and your tidal wave of support, an astounding R202 438.10 has been raised to support the work of our Animal Hospital! 

Every cent will flow directly towards the treatment of stray animals and pets belonging to families in need.

A special shout-out to Finmar Financial Services for making the biggest splash with a single donation of R20 000.00 and a massive thank you to our generous sponsors:

1. Montague Toyota
2. Nissan Helderberg
3. Magson Marine
4. Westvaal Motor Group

We’re swimming in gratitude for everyone who bid on the auction items, adding an extra R15 600.00 to the total funds raised. The winning bids were:

2 x Robben Island Crossings with Howard
(Guinness World Record Holder for most swims from Robben Island to Blouberg) & boat support worth R4 000 each.

Liza Johnson: R2 500,00
Anton Moolman: R2 000,00

2 x Robben Island Training Programs with Michelle Weber
(2 x Olympian SA Swimmer worth R4 000 each)

Carlo Coenraad: R1 250,00
Jenna Oneill: R800,00

2 x Robben Island Beanies worth R400 each

Niel de Villiers: R1 800,00
Karen Mouton: R1 500,00

Limited Edition commemorative 90th Comrades Marathon Watch

Stefan Diener: R800,00

Signed Swim Cap

Asad Patel: R400,00

2 x bottles of Keet First Verse 2020 worth R675 each

Kate Mclachlan: R800,00
Helgo Hohenstein: R750,00

1 x dinner voucher for Guardian Peak Restaurant worth R1500
Image Source: Guardian Peak Restaurant

Andre Macdonald: R2 000,00

1 x Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2012 Magnum  worth R750

Andre Macdonald: R1 000,00

We hope you enjoy your items, which will be making their way to you soon! Thank you for supporting Howard and making waves of your own for animal welfare.

No need to don your Speedo, dive into freezing water and swim the Robben Island crossing 200 times to be a hero. Stay warm and dry and dive in with your donation made here!



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It’s not going to be easy but you can help make it worth it!

Join Team SPCA team to run, cycle or participate in any other sports event and through the funds you raise along your journey you ensure that countless animals get the help and love they deserve.

Because change begins with someone like you.

Whether you like to run like a breeze, cycle like the wind, shake your tail feathers or just monkey-around, it all starts with unleashing the animal inside of you.

With the funds that you raise you will help us to continue to Speak for, Protect and Care for Animals. If you need any support along the way, our animal loving fundraising teams are here to help you have as much fun and raise as much money as possible.

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You can run for liberty, you can walk for Harley, sashay for Sasha, march for Misha or you can crawl for Roy – either way just do it for the love of animals! 

For all those who have been and those who remain #ChainedToPain!

Your fundraising effort makes a real difference in the lives of animals.

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