Reegan Tait Midmar Mile 8 Mile Request 2016

My name is REEGAN TAIT, I’m 17, and I attend DURBAN HIGH SCHOOL. I swim with the WESTVILLE SWIMMING CLUB and my coach is Petro Nortje.
I like swimming and helping out others. I combine this by swimming in the 8 Mile Charity Club.
Every year at the Midmar Mile event there are 50 swimmers who take part in the 8 Mile Charity Club. The club’s main aim is to raise money, via the swimmers’ sponsors, which are then allocated to various charities in South Africa, of the sponsor’s choice. A swimmer is to complete all 8 miles – 4 events on the Saturday and 4 on the Sunday, no easy feat on its own as previous swimmers have tried and failed, even on the various individual 1 mile events. This year, however, a select few have been chosen to raise even more money for a selected charity. Usually all 8 Mile swimmers are taken to the Start, by boat – this year I will be SWIMMING to each start and then completing the Miles – thereby eventually swimming a grand total of 16 MILES, over the two days.
Whilst attempting to complete all 16 miles I would have to fight for space in the channel, kicking and shoving is a very common occurrence for me, and dodging the crowds; just like everyone else attempting to swim one Mile.
As a member of the 8 Mile Charity Club – and now this year attempting 16 Miles, each participant commits to raising a minimum of R20 000.00 for DUCT – Duzi Umngeni Conservation Trust, whose mission statement is “To champion the environmental health of the uMngeni and uMsunduzi Rivers”, with their Motto being “Healthy Rivers = Healthy People”. More information about this worthy cause can be found on the link My request is simple and goes out to all Individuals and Organisations for your assistance in raising these funds. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.
Kindly contact me at or on my Dad’s cell 0824444879 and I will mail you the relevant Charity Pledge Form for you to complete (name/organisation, address, donation amount etc.) and return to me along with proof of payment.
Thanking you, in anticipation

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