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Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa Dives into the 51st aQuelle Midmar Mile Charity Challenge!!!

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa is excited to announce its active participation in the 51st edition of the aQuelle Midmar Mile, the world’s largest open water swimming event scheduled for the 10th and 11th of February. This iconic event, renowned for showcasing dedication and strong will, holds a special place in the heart of our foundation, as Princess Charlene herself has successfully conquered its challenges in the past.

Representing the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa in the 51st Charity Challenge are esteemed athletes: Terence Parkin, Mhlengi Gwala, Sanele Shange, and our foundation board member Sean Wittstock. Additionally, our youth ambassador Kaiden, along with his brother Keagan, will be navigating the waters on Waterbikes. Notably, our ambassador Terence Parkin has a remarkable history with the event, having completed the challenging 16-mile swim as one of the first participants. Terence has also undertaken challenges for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa in the past, showcasing his dedication to the cause.

Their commitment to this epic event perfectly aligns with the foundation’s values of promoting health, well-being, and sportsmanship.

Since 2016, the aQuelle Midmar Mile has been a crucial platform for raising funds for charitable causes. In the inaugural year, with only 120 swimmers, over R1 million was distributed to 7 large and 11 smaller charities. In 2023, the initiative saw 212 individual swimmers for Charity 8 Mile and 21 individual swimmers for Charity 16 Mile. For the 50th Edition, 8 teams also joined forces to raise funds for various charities.

Terence, having won Midmar twice in the past, is set to embark on his 32nd swim this year, adding another chapter to his illustrious history with the event. His enduring commitment and achievements serve as a testament to the spirit of the aQuelle Midmar Mile and the charitable causes it supports.

For media inquiries, please contact: info@pcmfsa.com

Chantell Wittstock
CEO: Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa

Photo credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images

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