Young Bredell Sisters Swim for Charity!

In January 2018, Abriella Bredell (11) was the youngest person to swim the Robben Island Channel swim, which is a gruelling 7,9km swim from Robben Island to Blouberg Strand.

Whilst doing so, Abriella also raised funds for the Children’s Hospital Trust (Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital).

In 2020, Abriella is joined by her younger sister, Issataya. Abriella will swim the 11,9km route around Robben Island while Issataya will swim the 8,5km distance from Cape Point to False Bay. Besides attempting to break another record for being the youngest to swim these particular routes and distances, Abriella and Issataya are also partnering with the Children’s Hospital Trust again to raise funds for the upgrade and expansion of the Emergency Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

“We, the Bredell girls are working very hard to break this record in 2020. We would love for you to be a part of making history and helping people in need by donating towards the Children’s Hospital Trust as a sign of support. Follow the link below for more information and click to donate.


Abriella & Issataya

All proceeds are donated to the

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is the only specialist hospital dedicated entirely to children in southern Africa and manages 260 000 patient visits annually. Very sick children are referred to this world-renowned tertiary institution from all over South Africa and the African continent.

Since 1994, the Children’s Hospital Trust, the Fundraising Arm of the Hospital has helpd raise funds for building upgrades, new equipment and skills development programmes. As the Hospital was built in 1956 the outdated facilities were in critical need of upgrading. Despite this the Hospital is world-renowned as a centre of excellence in paediatric health-care and research.

100% of donations received by the Trust go directly to the Hospital, not a single cent is spent on administration costs.

How to Donate

Step 1

Click on the DONATE link below.

(You will be redirected to the secure Children’s Hospital Trust web page).

Step 2

Scroll down to find the online DONATE form on the Children’s Hospital Trust web page.

Step 3

Fill in your NAME + SURNAME under the NAME field.

Fill in the words ‘BREDELL GIRLS’ under the SURNAME field.

Step 4

Complete the rest of the form.

Select EMERGENCY CENTRE as the PROJECT you want to donate to.

Make sure to use the words ‘BREDELL GIRLS’ with any other form of payment too 🙂

Abriella & Issataya’s Training for the 2020 Robben Island to Blouberg

Abriella’s 2018 Swim from Robben Island to Blouberg

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Abriella Bredell’s 2017 World Record