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BLUE CROSS- 2021

BLUE CROSS- 2021

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The Blue Cross is an ultra-distance event in support of animal welfare throughout Zimbabwe.

It takes place in August and 2021 is the 26th Blue Cross – a unique 500km adventure through the remote eastern backcountry of Zimbabwe, in the name of fundraising for animal welfare.  A challenge like no other for a cause like no other. 

Zimbabwe has an ever-growing and increasingly desperate animal welfare mission.  The need is massive and the costs and toll are high.  Our economic situation severely compounds an already dire situation.

Some centres are lucky enough to have functioning SPCA branches, but most do not.  Of those that do, many of these SPCAs struggle to sustain their most basic needs.  Just feeding the SPCA residents can prove a daily challenge, then veterinary care is another, finding homes is another, paying staff is another, transport to respond to calls is another.

The list is literally endless.  On-hand veterinary assistance and essential outreach initiatives such as education in schools and neutering and spaying programs are often mere dreams.

The Blue Cross Challenges its entrants to complete 500kms, from the lowest point, in the warm sands of the Save river where elephants drink, to our highest, atop Mt. Nyangani, where Zimbabwe winds blow strongest, and in so doing to raise the most funds possible through sponsorship, from folk like you reading this now.

Please take a look at our web page and then take a moment to support our participants by sponsoring them on the Blue Cross 2021 - a challenge like no other for a cause like no other.  Or, enter the event yourself.  All details are on our website.
BLUE CROSS EVENT WEBSITE:

https://www.spca-bluecross.com

The Blue Cross is one of the largest and most far-reaching annual animal welfare fundraisers in Zimbabwe.  The funds are distributed to animal welfares throughout the country.

More information is available on the various Facebook pages:

  1. Zimbabwe Blue Cross
  2. Mutare SPCA
  3. Harare SPCA
  4. Bulawayo SPCA

Funds raised are designated by each entrant to an SPCA of their choice.  There is also a discretionary fund that can be used by SPCAs that are desperate but were not chosen by an entrant, or they can be allocated to other like-minded animal welfare charities and causes.

Once received, these funds are used in almost every conceivable way.  They can be used by the recipient welfare organisation for everyday survival needs, such as food, blankets, rabies vaccinations, veterinary supplies, repairs, and maintenance, etc, or they may go towards specific projects.

This year the Blue Cross is sponsoring a spaying and neutering outreach programme with the local community in a rural area near Date, where the need is great, not only for control of breeding but also education on pet care and cruelty issues.  Bulawayo SPCA managed to buy a much-needed microscope with their funds from 2020.  Gweru SPCA used theirs to repair an almost non-existent roof over their kennels.

Donations

  • Aug 25, 2021 - USD $ 66.60
  • "Well done guys!" - Rupert Tait & Gemma Wright

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 33.41
  • "Well done Kim, that's a fantastic achievement and such a worth while cause x" - Steve Green

  • Aug 12, 2021 - USD $ 34.11
  • "Congrats" - Liz Parker

  • Aug 12, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Kim, you did it! We miss you!" - Kiko

  • Aug 11, 2021 - USD $ 13.49
  • "Congratulations Kim on your epic efforts! Best wishes from Cheshire, Andrea x" - Andrea Stanley

  • Aug 11, 2021 - USD $ 10.12
  • "Well done Aunty Fee what an amazing thing to do x " - Taneal

  • Aug 11, 2021 - USD $ 134.91
  • "Morris Meanderers Well done Frances" - Jean Marc Olivier

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "So proud of you guys! " - Tash & Shungu Wazara

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Huge admiration for your epic achievement on your quad bikes. I. " - Colleen & Hannes

  • Aug 10, 2021 - USD $ 41.81
  • "Well done Kim Rainthorpe…amazing challenge for the animals." - Frances McGhee

  • Aug 09, 2021 - USD $ 68.09
  • "Brilliant job you are all doing to help the animals in need, Murray and Eli." - Murray and Eli

  • Aug 09, 2021 - USD $ 102.14
  • "Well done Fiona Bennett. " - NIgel & Fiona Payne

  • Aug 09, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Go Annguild! Superstar, magic friend to all." - Coffee Ma

  • Aug 09, 2021 - USD $ 34.05
  • "Well done Fee! Sending love from the Martins x" - Jo Martin

  • Aug 09, 2021 - USD $ 13.62
  • "Well done Kim, keep going!!" - John Grant

  • Aug 09, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Well done Ren "the reliable" xoxox" - Amy Winch

  • Aug 09, 2021 - USD $ 68.33
  • "Hey Kimmy, brilliant effort and wish we could be there with you! Love Dugan, Katie, Pippin and Quinn xxx" - Dugan Aylen

  • Aug 07, 2021 - USD $ 54.67
  • "Well done Fi! Doing us all proud! Keep it up xx" - Crystal

  • Aug 07, 2021 - USD $ 13.67
  • "Well done Aunty Fee Xxx" - Kirsty Blatch

  • Aug 07, 2021 - USD $ 34.17
  • "Good luck Fiona Bennett " - Shaun & Sue Buckley

  • Aug 07, 2021 - USD $ 27.33
  • "Keep going Fiona Bennett." - Michelle Bottger

  • Aug 07, 2021 - USD $ 34.17
  • "Well done Fiona Bennett" - Jenna Bee

  • Aug 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks for doing this for the Animals " - Jill and Fergus Tait

  • Aug 05, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Well done Kim Alylen!" - Vicky Kaye

  • Aug 05, 2021 - USD $ 34.82
  • "Best Wishes Margie!!" - Cheryl Blacher

  • Aug 04, 2021 - USD $ 69.85
  • "Go Kim!" - Rob R

  • Aug 04, 2021 - USD $ 69.11
  • "Hopefully this will help save ALL the animals. Thank you for doing this. " - Glen Barrett

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 34.56
  • "Good luck guys, have fun!! All for a great cause " - Andy and Hailey

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 138.23
  • "So proud of you Dad! (and the rest of the family & friends!) - Dzines Discoverers" - Kirsty & Peter

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 172.79
  • "Keep walking Rose Demblon." - Grant Pearson

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 20.73
  • "Good luck!!" - Tanya

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 69.11
  • "Good riding. God speed xxxxx" - Nick and Annette Kalamatas

  • Aug 01, 2021 - USD $ 55.45
  • "Go Randall’s- so delighted to support you and this great charity. Stay well, enjoy yourselves and see you soon. Love Lynne and David x x" - Bev Randall

  • Jul 29, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Well done, Tara. I hope the walk goes well!" - Toni & Gary

  • Jul 29, 2021 - USD $ 33.79
  • "Go Kim!!" - B & K Schrage

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "What a worthy cause, go team! Sending special love to Ren and Mikey xx" - Ashleigh Benadretti

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 47.31
  • "Good luck Bev and Paul.. enjoy the 500km.. love megs and h" - Megs becker

  • Jul 28, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Good luck Ann Guild, enjoy yourself. Chantal " - Chantal Kemp

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Well done Tara" - Mini and pops

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Go Mikey! Have an awesome time!!! " - Julie W

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 13.52
  • "Well done Mikey Davies - you're amazing! Can't wait to see photos. xx" - Lauren Falk Major

  • Jul 27, 2021 - USD $ 40.58
  • "Go get ‘em Stu Chalmers! " - Nile Walker

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Michael! Enjoy it! " - Colleen

  • Jul 27, 2021 - USD $ 33.82
  • "Wonderful experience for you. Have lots of fun.xx" - Rob and Robyn

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 800.00
  • "Good luck Mikey Davies of the the DZINES! Enjoy the ride and take in all the views. Lots of Love, Georgie & Lee" - Georgie & Lee John

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck! An amazing initiative- well done Mikey!" - Jennie Kuhn

  • Jul 27, 2021 - USD $ 13.53
  • "Well done Michael! Amazing cause and effort! " - Laël

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Mike and have fun! " - Bobbie Sharp

  • Jul 25, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "So delighted you are supporting this fabulous charity and seeing some stunning parts of our country. Enjoy it Bev and Paul " - Lolo. and Jonty Olivey

  • Jul 24, 2021 - USD $ 67.36
  • "Good luck Robyn - you’re a legend!" - Cath

  • Jul 23, 2021 - USD $ 27.53
  • "Good luck Robyn! Travel safe and enjoy. ~Nick" - Nick

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 27.43
  • "Go Bev! Stay safe and enjoy yourself. Love Dad x x " - Bev Randall

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 34.29
  • "Good luck " - Sue Rainthorpe

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 9.60
  • "Bare feet all the way!" - Fern

  • Jul 20, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "well done Robyn Joughin - enjoy the walk" - JLC

  • Jul 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Robyn Joughin, aka "Wench", well done for participating again with this worthy cause. Will enjoy hearing news during your walk." - Lisa D

  • Jul 20, 2021 - USD $ 17.17
  • "Good luck on your walk Kim! X" - Merrily and Paul

  • Jul 20, 2021 - USD $ 27.46
  • "Ann Guild, a worthy cause." - Jenny White

  • Jul 19, 2021 - USD $ 17.36
  • "Cheers" - Lex Curtis

  • Jul 19, 2021 - USD $ 27.77
  • "Well done Bev and Paul Randall . Send lots of photos " - Gisele Hemsley

  • Jul 19, 2021 - USD $ 20.09
  • "God bless you for donating your time to do this!" - Linae Tabor

  • Jul 19, 2021 - USD $ 74.08
  • "Well done Jane Clegg" - Jean Barrand

  • Jul 19, 2021 - USD $ 66.19
  • "What an incredible feat for an incredible cause! Famba zvakanaka Aunty Rob xx " - Rich & Jess

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 69.01
  • "Go Randall’s go! What an awesome time you are going to have! From Neil and Coleen. Paul and Bev Randall " - Neil and Coleen Minter

  • Jul 14, 2021 - USD $ 27.14
  • "Good luck with this exciting challenge. X" - Helen Clarke

  • Jul 13, 2021 - USD $ 42.40
  • "Delighted you are enjoying this beautiful country as well as fundraising for this great cause. Love you both Paul and Bev Randall Alice xx " - Bev Randall

  • Jul 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you " - Jana Barnard

  • Jul 13, 2021 - USD $ 40.00
  • "What an amazing challenge, take it steady and enjoy the experience!!" - Steve and Jane

  • Jul 13, 2021 - USD $ 40.66
  • "Go Mum and Dad!! Sending big hug from Airdrie! X" - George Randall

  • Jul 13, 2021 - USD $ 139.01
  • "Best of luck to Paul & Bev Randall!!" - Mark and Debbie Biel

  • Jul 13, 2021 - USD $ 70.00
  • "Good luck Mom (Fiona Bennett)! Love Jas & Vorny" - Siobhan Bennett

  • Jul 13, 2021 - USD $ 75.00
  • "Good on you Fiona Bennett. Enjoy the walk. Love Clive and Ruth" - Boyces

  • Jul 12, 2021 - USD $ 35.05
  • "Good luck Fiona bennet and Jacqui wilson" - Suzanne macangus

  • Jul 12, 2021 - USD $ 14.02
  • "Zen hugs!" - Kate M Leonard

  • Jul 11, 2021 - USD $ 52.79
  • "Go! Ann Guild!!" - Sharon Bailey

  • Jul 09, 2021 - USD $ 34.92
  • "Good luck mum! Ann Guild" - Jenny Guild

  • Jul 08, 2021 - USD $ 34.93
  • "Good luck Anne Guild, enjoy!" - Fiona Armstrong

  • Jul 08, 2021 - USD $ 72.30
  • "Well done Annie Lushinton Guild" - Jean Barrand

  • Jul 06, 2021 - USD $ 24.55
  • "Good luck guys! " - Kieran Rennie

  • Jul 05, 2021 - USD $ 28.10
  • "All the best Ann Guild!!!" - Shaun Bottger

  • Jul 04, 2021 - USD $ 35.06
  • "Good luck Stu & Bridge Chalmers! Xx " - Tayte Chalmers

  • Jun 30, 2021 - USD $ 69.67
  • "Good luck Jane and Bill" - Gordon

  • Jun 27, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You do amazing work, Jane. Wishing you and Bill and the Mutare SPCA all the best. " - Hennie and Michelle

  • Jun 27, 2021 - USD $ 21.20
  • "Well done for raising awareness and supporting the animals who desperately need it. We need more people like you!" - Ash Brill

  • Jun 26, 2021 - USD $ 40.00
  • "CLEGG - good luck to the Mutare SPCA team - thank you for ALL you do " - Kim Kirsten

  • Jun 26, 2021 - USD $ 209.22
  • "Well done Bill and Janey so proud of all you do" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you to all who have entered this challenge." - Tony and Annetta

  • Jun 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We are sponsoring the Morris Meanderers (Pete and Frances Morris) who are walking the 500 km Blue Cross 2021" - Mike and Anya Morris

  • Jun 09, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Amazing cause! Wishing you all the luck and God Speed! " - Nikki Stenson

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 64 633.34

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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The SPCA in Zimbabwe is struggling to look after animals left in its care and needs funds to help with feeding, care, immunisation and so on.