It is with great sadness that I write this tribute to my husband Allan John Elrick Beuthin who passed away suddenly on the 28 February 2015 after a weeks’ struggle with leukemia. Although we started backabuddy together, Al was the driver and face behind backabuddy and I know that he went the extra mile to assist charities and charity champions forming close partnerships and friendships with many of you who had never met him. His work with backabuddy was a far cry from his life as a former stockbroker and banker. He brought his considerable people and business skills to an entirely new world of charities and causes and in working with you was able to grow. Al was an encourager to so many people and left his magic on everyone and everything he did.
In lieu of flowers we have asked our partners and friends to make a contribution to the Sunflower Bone Marrow Foundation registered on Backabuddy through www.backabuddy.co.za.
Allan was delighted when Backabuddy hit the R21m mark at the end of last year, with 3, 500 charity champions, 1,000 registered charities and close to 33,000 donors.
I thank you for your loyal support for Backabuddy and wish to advise that we are currently forming a plan of action but in this interim period will not be registering new champions, charities groups and events on the backabuddy website. Contributions from existing charity champions will still come in and will be paid out to the charities on a weekly basis. We will keep you posted on further developments.
No new champions or charities will be able to register on our Backabuddy website and this includes new groups and events. We will keep you posted of further developments.