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Be kinder than necessary

Be kinder than necessary

Personal message

 

Completing the 9 day Joberg2C in my 60th year started out as a “bucket list” item for me until two events changed my life forever.

In July 2015 I survived a double heart attack and a month later our son lost his 15 year battle with depression prompting me to reflect on my own mortality and how precious time is and lives are.

After the heart attacks I didn’t know if I’d be able to ride again but after Jean-Pierre died I didn’t know if I’d be able to live again…. being able to take part in Joberg2C has contributed to my healing but doing it to benefit such a worthy organisation and know that someone’s life will be positively affected is the real blessing.

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (www.sadag.org) is the largest mental health organisation in the country and actively assists those struggling with depression, bipolar, trauma, panic and anxiety, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts.

The reality is that 1 in 4 people struggle with mental health problems, there are 23 suicides a day in South Africa and almost 70% of them are between the age of 18 and 39.

ANY contribution one makes will make a difference because ANY difference one makes, makes a difference

Clearly this world is harsh enough without our help so lets all strive to BE KINDER THAN NECESSARY      

Many thanks

Pierre

Donations

  • Apr 26, 2016 - R 400.00
  • "Sterkte" - Jac

  • Apr 22, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck, Pierre. Hope to see you along the way. "Tria Juncta in uno"" - Ocean

  • Apr 21, 2016 - R 421.48
  • "It was an absolute pleasure to meet JP in the Kruger, he and Andries were such kind and welcoming people to me and my girlfriend. I wish you the best of the luck from the UK!" - Matthew Holmes

  • Apr 20, 2016 - R 2 056.40
  • "Ou Pierre, all the best for the journey " - Dawie

  • Apr 20, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "This mountain you climbing....we are behind you all the way and love you with all our hearts. To the Kotze family be strong all the way there is a silver lining at the other end. " - Gen,Jon,Ethan and Max

  • Apr 20, 2016 - R 365.01
  • "Good luck for this epic race. JP would be so proud of you. " - Anon

  • Apr 20, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Liefde" - Dunbars

  • Apr 19, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "great cause" - Leonard Arthur

  • Apr 18, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Mooha!!!! Vir jou seun! Proud of you Pierre and love you xxx" - Anz

  • Apr 18, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "WELWITCHIA!!!! vir jou sening!! Go Pierre Go!" - Oksel

  • Apr 16, 2016 - R 1 059.05
  • "Thank you for standing up for others and being a positive change. JP would be so proud. Best of luck on the road!" - Gareth Smart

  • Apr 14, 2016 - R 119.94
  • "Good luck!" - Anoniem

  • Apr 14, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Pierre, you are an inspiration to many xx" - Yiayia Demas

  • Apr 14, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "You are an inspiration Oom Pierre. Enjoy the ride. Our thoughts and prayers are with you." - Kenneth

  • Apr 12, 2016 - R 1 132.06
  • "good luck Pierra! " - Lionel Madden

  • Apr 12, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Yes oom Pierre. Kap dit flou. Great cause. " - Hannes

  • Apr 11, 2016 - USD $ 234.49
  • "What an inspiration! Enjoy, and blessings. Richard and Amy" - Richard Mc Donald

  • Apr 11, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "THoughts are with you. Cycle well" - Ian Ross-Marsh

  • Apr 10, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "With much love, pride and hope. Know our angels will watch over you every peddle of the way and we'll all be supporting you with thoughts and prayers. We love you. xxxx" - Vee, Lucain, Andie and Aiden

  • Apr 09, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "You are an inspiration " - Belinda

  • Apr 07, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck, such an inspiration! Enjoy the epic Cycling!" - Carla Du Buisson

  • Apr 04, 2016 - R 2 056.40
  • "PIerre my Cuzz! As others have said, you're an inspiration and no doubt JP will be watching your progress with pride and with a smile on his face. xx" - Rob

  • Apr 04, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Strength to you my brother. All my love" - Karin Loppnow

  • Apr 03, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep the HOPE alive" - Lyn

  • Apr 03, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Sterkte. Ons is elke kilometer met jou saam. " - Miti Combrinck

  • Apr 03, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Our special angels will be watching over you all the way. Love you lots xx" - Loula & Dylan

  • Apr 03, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good Luck Uncles! 'moooooha' ;) " - Najie & Iwie

  • Apr 03, 2016 - R 257.05
  • "Thank you" - Anonymous

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Pierre, my special brother, you are an inspiration. JP will be your guardian angel all the way. Take care, lu" - Kim

  • Apr 02, 2016 - USD $ 87.04
  • "Goeie werk. Hoop dit kan iemand ander help voor dit te laat is. Mis daai man!" - Jacques

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 1 542.30
  • "Go daddy!! We are behind you all the way! We believe in you and know that JP will be with you too. Love you so xxxxxx" - Michelle van der Berg

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "I think he'd like the strap line...cos I know he lived that way" - Anonymous

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Lekker ry" - Johan

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 1 542.30
  • "Proud of you Pierre. Enjoy the ride and the knowledge you are helping push back the darkness and bring light into many people's lives. 10;10 " - Anonymous

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Dad Pierra. You are such an inspiration!!! JP will be with you every step of this journey, he must be so proud ! " - Anonymous

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck for the race, Oom Pierre. You are all such an inspiration to so many people. " - Mari√ętte van Heerden

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful JP only for a short time in the Kruger; I made a friend for life in Andries and only wish I could have made a friend for life in JP too. Good luck! x" - Jennifer Wright

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "This is a true inspiration to us all.JP would be proud of you.Love for all" - Riaan van Zyl

  • Apr 02, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck oom Pierre, you're an inspiration. " - Andries Combrinck

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 35 906.54

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 4 500.00
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The South African Depression and Anxirty Group is a Mental Health NGO offering free telephonic counselling for Mental Health isuues. SADAG is also invoved in other projects including teen suice prevention and mental health education and awareness.