Recently keen cylcists from SACD Freight decided to form a team to participate in the Amarider (160km) Mountain Bike race in Malmesbury in the Western Cape with the view of raising funds for a preferred charity organisation.
The cyclists were touched by the work done by Baphumelele and so they chose our organisation to donate to. The team went out to the market place to try to obtain donations for us and quickly realised that finding funding was not going to be an easy process due to the grip of our economy, however they did manage to find organisations who were willing to put their hands in their pockets and donate to their cause.
Baphumelele and the SACD Freight cyclists would like to thank Vox Orion (supplier of VPN and VOIP Services) for sponsoring the cycling kit for 5 riders as well as donating R20,000.00 to Baphumelele and to BidFreight Terminals who donated R10,000.00 and In The Cloud Services (supplier of Email Management Services i.e. email security and archiving) who donated R1,500.00 towards our cause. Every little helps and this will certainly make a difference to the lives of our children.
The SACD team planned to enter a 4 man team for the 160km event and a solo lady to compete in the 80 km event, unfortunately one of their male riders was mugged in the week leading up to the event and due to the seriousness of his injuries he was unable to participate in the event, so they used their lady and entered as a mixed team for the 160 km event. The team found it one of the toughest 160km events that they have completed to date and although they could not complete it as a full team due to technical issues everyone enjoyed it.
Baphumelele staff and children are touched and proud of the riders who took part in this race to help raise funds for us and to the donors who contributed towards their cause. We are honoured that SACD chose us to fundraise for and are extremely grateful for everyone’s kindness.