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Bridge House Mile proudly sponsored by Standard Bank

Swimming - Western Cape

The Bridge House Mile, proudly sponsored by Standard Bank, now in its 5th year has announced its event date for 2018. The event team have confirmed that it will be hosted on Sunday, 4th February 2018 at Val de Vie Estate, Paarl. The inaugural Bridge House Mile was hosted at the Berg River, but the recent drought forced organisers to move the event to Val De Vie Estate last year. Even though there has been a slight improvement in water levels at the Berg River Dam, which is now 44.8% full after languishing at 41% last week, this still pales in comparison to August 2016’s 62% marker. The reality is that winter is almost a thing of the past and there is no guarantee that we would get reprieve from the drought, making Val De Vie the safest option. Besides being named as top residential estate in South Africa, Val De Vie is also conducive to a great family day out. Ryk Neethling, Olympic Gold Medalist and Marketing Director of Val de Vie Estates says “Val de Vie Estate is excited about partnering with the Bridge House Mile, as we strongly believe in relationships with local schools in the Valley. Strong community relations are key to the ethos of the Val de Vie Foundation and of course sport is a fundamental building block in children’s lives.” Standard Bank remains the official sponsor and Craig Polkinghorne from Standard Banks says “We are thrilled to be associated with the Bridge House Mile for the second year. Our sponsorship of the event is not only aligned to our brand promise of moving people forward, but provides us with a platform to support and nurture the leaders of the future and enable them to achieve their nexts – in life, in education and in sport,”, says Craig Polkinghorne, Head of Commercial Banking at Standard Bank Group. “Movement, change and transformation occurs when we invest in others by stimulating their personal development, and that’s exactly what Standard Bank is committed to doing.” Former Miss SA, Amy Kleinhans-Curd, in her role as the Bridge House Mile Ambassador, echoes Craig’s sentiments and adds, “This is a wonderful event, that appeals to all age groups and levels of swimmers. We are honoured to have like-minded partners on board, in the form of Standard Bank, WWF and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. Events like this help to raise awareness about water safety and the resource itself as well as healthy outdoor living and active lifestyles, which are perfectly aligned with not only Standard Bank’s, but also Bridge House School’s ethos.” “The Bridge House Mile has developed into one of the highlights of the school’s year. It aligns perfectly with the school’s philosophy on sport and exercise, and its message about sustainability, especially the conservation of our most precious resource, is one which we are delighted to support wholeheartedly. We can’t do this without a wonderful team organising the event, and the support of sponsors, Standard Bank and of course, Val de Vie. Thank you all for that!” says Mike Russell, Head of Bridge House School.


Val De Vie Lifestyle Estate, Wemmershoek Rd, R301


From Sunday, 04 February 2018 to Sunday, 04 March 2018

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Tricky T


Tel: 0718690628


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