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Mike - RASA 2011

Mike - RASA 2011

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Please support me in raising funds for the FC Scholarship Fund. We are aiming to grow and go beyond the 5 Mariazell High School Scholarships awarded in 2010. In addition we would like to set the benchmark for future participants so that the FC Scholarship Fund can become embedded in the legacy of the Freedom Challenge


Name Comment Date Amount
Cecil and Lynda Murray So happy to be able to support this cause, Mike Feb 12, 2012 R 1 000.00
Mike Paddy and Allen - thanks guys!!! Jul 18, 2011 R 2 000.00
Paddy Veenstra Love your work Mike Jul 18, 2011 R 1 000.00
Allen Thanks Mike,You are an inspiration!! Jul 18, 2011 R 1 000.00
Mike Thank you Ben Jul 17, 2011 R 1 000.00
Ben Mike, I identify with your bleeding heart. You are a legend on this trail & I salute you! Jul 10, 2011 R 1 000.00
Mike Thanks Scott and Oom Jul 09, 2011 R 2 000.00
Scott Great work Mike! Jul 06, 2011 R 1 000.00
Oom Enjoy!! Jun 09, 2011 R 1 000.00
Thanks Border Collie Toby Jun 04, 2011 R 200.00
Border Collie in Memory of Toby May 26, 2011 R 100.00
Fan of the Prof Prof you are an inspiration Mar 15, 2011 R 1 000.00
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Donations to date

R 12 300.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

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.