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RidingFor5: Anton's Journey

RidingFor5: Anton's Journey

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As a participant of the 2300km Freedom Challenge in June/July this year (see, I have elected to make a difference in the lives of the kids from the communities along the Freedom trail. Please support me in raising funds for the FC Scholarship Fund. I am participating in the "class of 2011 Challenge" to set a fundraising benchmark for future participants so that the FC Scholarship Fund can become embedded in the legacy of the Freedom Challenge. Your donation shows the magnitude of a small gesture.


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Name Comment Date Amount
David, Gisela and Jessica de Coning We were going to wait for you at the end, but will be with you at the start - next time. You are an inspiration! Jun 28, 2011 R 2 000.00
Jamie Kim Sam and JoJo Chapter 1 finished , time for chapter 2 this time next year - we're all behind you! Jun 22, 2011 R 1 000.00
Mog and Tod Wishing you vertical wheels all the way! Jun 21, 2011 R 500.00
laurie slatter Good luck Ant, what a fantastic challenge Jun 15, 2011 R 5 000.00
Steven and your ABnote Family You inspire us all to be better people! Be safe! Jun 14, 2011 R 5 000.00
Blue Elephant Good luck Anton!! May you need a long family holiday after this ;-) Jun 14, 2011 R 1 000.00
John Doing what you love - and others benefitting. Ride safe. Jun 14, 2011 R 500.00
Larry Anton,where the f@#k is my fork? Anton, my thoughts and prayers are with you,I know the work that you have put into this.You can and you will succeed - GO FOR IT ! Jun 10, 2011 R 500.00
Graham Rogoff Homework done, now time to race so give it horns. When times are tough just remind yourself why you are doing this. Jun 09, 2011 R 500.00
dbulls Give it are an inspiration.. "Nobody trips over mountains. It is the pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will have crossed the mountain" Jun 09, 2011 R 500.00
Nutty Prof Malhond Maybery you biscuit - go find that goen! Jun 07, 2011 R 500.00
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Donations to date

R 107 000.00

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 90 000.00

Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund

Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund Logo

Over the last number of years participants in the events arranged by the Freedom Challenge have expressed an interest in giving back something to the people along the route. After much consideration we have decided that a good starting point would be to establish an educational fund to benefit the scholars living along the Mehloding section of the trail. This section falls within the area formerly known as the Transkei and has been identified in various social development studies as one of the poorest parts of the South Africa.

The Fund offers a 3 year scholarships for promising students to attend the private school located at the Mariazell Mission just below the Malekhalonyane Chalets which is one of our support stations used for the Ride Across South Africa and Ride to Rhodes events.

We are now challenging the 2014 FC participants to let their mountain biking passion benefit the local communities that span the Freedom Trail. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute directly to uplift the knowledge and lives of individuals and communities through education.

The Fund is run under the auspices of The Freedom Challenge’s annual, extreme and unsupported, mountain bike race extending from Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town This is a project of the Freedom Trail Foundation.