Charities And Sponsors

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Atlantic Hope

Established in 2010, Atlantic Hope is a safety house for vulnerable babies, providing temporary and immediate placement within a safe and loving environment. We provide basic developmental, physical and mental care, whilst medical needs are prioritised.

The Bram Fischer Trust

Bram Fischer was a South African advocate most noted for his anti-apartheid activism and for the legal defence of (among others) Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial. The Bram Fischer Trust was set up and launched by Nelson Mandela in 1997 to provide financial aid to boys who cannot afford to attend Grey or to benefit from its unique system of education.

The Children’s Hospital Trust

The Children’s Hospital Trust (established in 1995) is the independent fundraising arm of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The Trust raises funds for the upgrade and expansion of the Hospital’s buildings, the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment, new medical treatment programmes and funds the training of medical professionals across Africa – ensuring that the Hospital not only retains its world-class stature, but is able to continue providing life-changing and life-saving care for children.

Guild Cottage

Guild Cottage started in 1907 as a home for orphaned children and has evolved into South Afria’s only specialist residential treatment centre for sexually abused and traumatised children. Guild Cottage accommodates up to 18 girl survivors of sexual abuse who represent all demographics in South Africa. The girls are removed from their abusive circumstances and are referred to Guild Cottage by the courts. A team of experts provides each child with appropriate therapy and help them to heal.

Miles for Mercia

Launched on 22 March 2013, Miles for Mercia was started as a ‘paying it forward’ initiative in aid of cerebral palsied individuals. The charity is supported by every day people running, swimming, walking or climbing to raise funds and awareness to those who are not able. Miles for Mercia is a registered NPO. Donations are tax deductible and are in aid of people living with cerebral palsy and institutions who provide care for differently abled people.


The Aluwani vision is a simple one. We focus on nurturing happy, healthy, secure children, and empowering rural communities to be self-sustaining. We also work tirelessly to impart the kind of skills that can be passed down for generations thus creating self-sustaining growth within rural communities. More critically, we actively develop communities that want to support the youth – communities who believe, just like us, that “it takes a village to raise a child.”


Our vision at ORT Cape SA is a South Africa where all teachers receive quality training and all children a quality education. We train and support teachers in disadvantaged communities, to improve their skills through better understanding of subject matter, improved confidence and increased engagement. We provide ongoing support and mentorship and reawaken the passion for teaching.


SAVF creates hope in families with social needs. Their mission, as a national welfare organisation is to offer social services to individuals and families within the community in order to empower them to improve quality of life. Their services include child and youth care, statutory work, foster care and care in children’s homes. They also support the aged and disabled, and offer welfare to individuals and families battling poverty

The Seal Swimming Trust

The SEAL Open Water Swimming Trust identifies disadvantaged swimmers and swimming programmes and provides sustainable support in an attempt to nurture and promote new talent and to help bring swimming to disadvantaged communities.

NSRI WaterWise Academy

Saving Lives, Changing Lives Our WaterWise Academy Instructors prevent drowning tragedies through education. We teach children how to avoid danger in or near water, what to do in an emergency, who to call for help, how to do peer rescue and Hands On CPR. We have taught over 1 300 000 children since 2006. Our 14 Instructors and 9 volunteer Instructors are based around the country and visit classrooms in needy communities.

Afrika Tikkun

Afrika Tikkun has a hybrid model (NPO and Social Enterprise) which is dedicated to the eradication of poverty by caring for vulnerable children in townships through their cradle-to-career approach. It runs programmes that address the various needs of township children and youth with the end goal being their successful placement in careers or tertiary learning facilities

Ikamva Labantu

The Fuel2Grow campaign is driven by Ikamva Labantu and aims to provide holistic support to vulnerable schoolchildren in Cape Town’s townships. The project works through Cape town’s township communities toward a more just society where human rights can be fully actualised. Work focuses on early childhood development, after-school initiatives for children and the well-being of older persons. Your contribution can help us give these children the chance to grow into healthy, confident and active members of society

Nokuthula and B’SwimSafe

Nokuthula, the first special needs school in SA to have its own on-site aquatic center, is a non-profit organization catering for learners with special educational needs and who have severe intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Determined to bring the love of water as well as critical life-saving water safety skills to these children, solutions were found, and the commitment made – NOKUTHULA GETS SWIMMING WITH B SWIM SAFE!


The Waehuiskrans/Arniston Community Development Trust (WACDT) supports local economic development that includes support towards tertiary education for promising learners who can’t afford to study further. The WACDT also initiate and support projects which increase skills and ensure sustainable progress in the community.

Our Sponsors

Without the help of our sponsors mentioned below our swims would not be possible. Thank you! Contact us if your company is interested in sponsoring us. Madswimmer offers good brand exposure in return.