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Reliable wheels for Jan

Reliable wheels for Jan

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My name is Odettte and I am raising funds for Jan de Beer (45). He is the one man garden service guy that has been working in my garden once a week for the past 12 years. He is also a "Knight for the blind". I am vissually impaired and my husband blind. He is always willing to help us in and around the house. He also drives us around with our car taking us for shopping.

I am raising funds for a new vehicle/bakkie for Jan. Preferably a second-hand bakkie or car with a trailer

As mentioned, Jan does basic gardening for a living for a couple of clients once a week. He has a Datsun 1200 bakkie (1984) which he uses to transport his gardening equipment and to remove the gardening rubbish for his clients.

However, this old gelope has seen better days and breaks down ever so often leaving Jan stranded, with no choice but to take his lawnmower and other equipment and hit the road by foot summer or winter. Some days he covers +- 20km by foot pushing the lawnmower to get to the clients.

Sometimes when the bakkie breaks down and Jan cannot remove the garden rubble from a client's premises, they get extremely unhappy and cancel the service leaving Jan without that income.

Jan does not have the finances to keep up with the repairs or replacement of this bakkie which broke down again yesterday (24 July 2019). Actually, the bakkie is beyond repair as the body and engine have been mended so many times gobbling up the little bit of money that Jan earns with the garden service.

The mere fact that this man does not give up on his duty and willingness to earn a living, and that he perseveres, never giving up, deserves respect.

Should the fundraising be successful, it will be an upliftment of a hard-working man's spirits to continue being an inspiration to the fellow South-African.

*Funds raised will go directly to the relevant car dealer*


  • Aug 30, 2019 - USD $ 15.78
  • "You are lovely." - Crazymum

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Best of luck." - Gary

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Sterkte Jan" - Will

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sterkte Jan" - Deon

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Hope this helps Jan" - Simon

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Hoop hy kom gou reg." - Christa

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "All the best Jan" - Soetpatat

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Donations to date

R 3 121.35

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00

Jan de Beer Car Cause

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Odette Guli-van Zyl (43) from Danville, Pretoria West is raising funds to purchase a new vehicle for her gardener of 12 years; Jan de Beer (45).