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Cape Town tween pushes her limits for charity

11-year-old Abriella Bredell today took on the challenging swim from Robben Island to Big Bay in aide of The Red Cross Children's Hospital. 

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In August 2017, Jacaranda's Carla Mackenzie interviewed a then 10-year-old Abriella Bredell about her plans to swim the Robben Island Channel. 

Abriella, already a dedicated swimmer since the age of seven, spoke confidently about her ability to take on one of the most difficult open-water swims in the world:

This morning, just about four months after the initial interview, Abriella completed the 7,5 km swim in Cape Town. This means that she has accomplished her goal of raising funds for and drawing attention to her favourite charity, The Red Cross Children's Hospital. 

But Abriella will not stop at this feat. She is still urging those who would like to continue donating to the cause to come forward:

TODAY IS THE DAY! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to every donor who has given towards this amazing cause! Every single cent will go to the Children's Hospital Trust Red Cross Children's War Memorial Hospital. I will aim to be the youngest person EVER to partake in the Robben Island Channel Swim. If you would like to make a contribution towards this, please head on over to my BackaBuddy page by clicking on the link below: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/abriella-bredell It is super easy to donate, and you will be a part in, not only making history, but in bettering the lives of the children who desperately need your help! Thank you to all my anonymous doners as well as the following people: - Gallie family - Doreen - Marlize - Trieka - Chris Hops - Jess G - Junior & Erika Ferreira - Issataya Bredell “the sister - Padlangs: Patensie - Karen Gibson - Yael joffe - The Kozlowski Family - Jess and Mike - Robyn - Keri Miller PROUD to be family of Brella ? - Knut - Lindsay de Kock - Breuning Family - Peta Sarkis - JP - Zoetmulder - Sherene Kingma - Estie - Dulcie Ehlers - Joel, Lee, Toby & Oscar - Melodie Kingma - Dilley Family - Nick Colepeper - Tanja Lategan - Claire Everingham - Chio Moulang - Mervyn Bremner - Jake phillips - KV ART PTY LTD - ane frank - Liz Holmes - Vicky Hops - Carice van Selm - All anonymous donors - Ann Gray - Miller/Shea clan - Chris & May Bradley - Mr Glenn Mervyn Miller - Ross hickey - Taryn griffin - Elizna - M Weston - Gaylene - Loulita Vosloo - Sithi Mfolozi - Landi - Frederick muller - Marc Algranti - Levi Meyer - The Borchardt Family (Dean & Nadine) - Quiran and Thandi Storey - The Blanks - Claudette Lange - Dilley Family - Cape Cafe Racers - Sam Smit - Henry du Plessis - Trevor - Elza - Angus - TB - Niknak & Ingrid Ferreira - Gonnakop Boerdery - Chris Hops - Shannon Mac - Cara Smook - Ashleigh B - Doug - Errol - Pirates Randfontein - Este Pistorius - Con Oosthuzen - WPPM - Robert Peitzsch - Christopher Borg - Nick Hops - Sam Hops - xx?xx - Jenny e - BKAKJesnMia - Build It Jeffreys Bay THANKS EVERYONE! Abriella @childrenshospitaltrust @wellnesswarehouse @speedosa

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