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South32 Rottnest Channel Swim 2024

South32 Rottnest Channel Swim 2024

Despite the cancellation of this year’s South32 Rottnest Channel Swim, BCRC-WA is proud to acknowledge the outstanding fundraising efforts of two remarkable groups: Brad Powell and The Radlers.

Brad Powell

Brad Powell set an ambitious goal for himself, aiming to raise $9,159 for BCRC-WA by solo swimming the challenging 19.7km Rottnest Channel on February 25th, 2023. Not only did he surpass his fundraising target, but he went above and beyond by securing an impressive $14,009 in donations.

In his heartfelt fundraising plea, Brad shared his personal connection to the cause, citing his friend Nick Kehoe’s inspirational solo swim in a previous year. Brad aimed not only to beat Nick’s crossing time but also to exceed his fundraising total by a symbolic one dollar. His dedication and commitment were fuelled by the desire to contribute to breast cancer research, having seen firsthand the positive impact of such efforts on Nick’s family, who successfully battled breast cancer.

We applaud Brad for his incredible fundraising achievements, demonstrating the power of community support and determination in the face of adversity.

The Radlers

The Radlers, a group of local ladies from Karrinyup, formed a team with the ambitious goal of challenging themselves in the South32 Rottnest Channel Swim. Motivated by a desire to make a meaningful difference in the fight against breast cancer, they set out to raise $2,000 for BCRC-WA.

Despite the cancellation of the swim, The Radlers surpassed their fundraising target, raising an impressive $3,400. Their collective effort and dedication to the cause exemplify the spirit of community and solidarity.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Brad Powell and The Radlers for their hard work, dedication, and the funds they raised in support of breast cancer research. While this year’s swim did not materialize, we hope to see them continue their swimming endeavours and perhaps participate in the South32 Rottnest Channel Swim next year.

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