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Riding the Mongol Derby to feed 365 children for 365 days.

Riding the Mongol Derby to feed 365 children for 365 days.

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Help Simon Pearse feed 365 children for 365 days…

1 out of 5 children in South Africa are malnourished. This is a worrying reality: malnutrition has been listed as the most common preventable cause of mental impairment worldwide.

Malnourishment can rob South Africa's youth of their potential.  For only R1.50, we can provide an underprivileged and malnourished child with a wholesome and satisfying meal. 

This year I will be riding the Mongol Derby to raise funds for the FUTURELIFE® Foundation, an organisation which feeds thousands of destitute and malnourished children with FUTURELIFE® food. These regular, highly nutritious meals have a hugely positive impact on children's physical and mental development. In fact, FUTURELIFE® is so nutritious that I will be taking it as my food of choice for this extreme endurance event.

My goal is to raise R200 000. With this amount, we can provide 365 malnourished children with a healthy meal every day for 365 days.

In order to raise this money, I will be embarking on what the Guinness Book of World Records calls the longest equestrian race in the world. The Mongol Derby is a physically and mentally exhausting event. Yet, despite the high chance of broken bones, torn ligaments and extreme exhaustion, I am determined to finish, as every kilometre completed will raise money for the FUTURELIFE® Foundation, a charity I have supported since 2008.

The 2015 Mongol Derby will run from 5th – 16th August. For more information, visit the Mongol Derby website: http://www.theadventurists.com/mongol-derby

Follow my Facebook page for daily updates on my training and my progress during the race: https://www.facebook.com/feed365childrenin365days?fref=ts

Please donate now!

 

Donations

  • Sep 19, 2015 - USD $ 301.00
  • "Well done Simon - a great achievement!" - Peter and Susan Blessing

  • Aug 28, 2015 - USD $ 320.72
  • "Well done Simon, Dermot & Vicky Butler" - Dermot Butler

  • Aug 28, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done Simon - both for completing this gruelling event, but also for raising the money for such a worthy cause! " - John Gilchrist

  • Aug 24, 2015 - USD $ 80.18
  • "All the best!" - Sanni Rahe

  • Aug 24, 2015 - R 10 000.00
  • "Riding 1000 km in 10 days to feed SA's children. Check! And to celebrate, I'm donating R10 for every kilometre I completed." - Simon Pearse

  • Aug 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Well done to you Simon!" - Roy Falconer

  • Aug 21, 2015 - R 1 500.00
  • "Well done on a great achievement! We are very proud of you. From Marriott" - Marriott Asset Management

  • Aug 20, 2015 - R 3 500.00
  • "Congratulations from all the chaps, well done Si " - "Sani Rats"

  • Aug 18, 2015 - R 5 000.00
  • "Congratulations on this superhuman effort Simon" - SA Home Loans

  • Aug 18, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "good luck Si" - clinton cockerell

  • Aug 18, 2015 - R 1 010.00
  • "all the best with horsepower Si" - Gavin Wilkinson

  • Aug 17, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Well done Simon! But a girl beat you...... :-)" - Di

  • Aug 17, 2015 - R 20 010.00
  • "Congratulations " - Future Life Health Products

  • Aug 17, 2015 - R 205.00
  • "Well done!" - Ali & Ted Willcox

  • Aug 14, 2015 - R 512.50
  • "Well done. Great effort" - Jane

  • Aug 14, 2015 - USD $ 82.29
  • "Well done Si, what an epic adventure! " - Jane and Craig

  • Aug 14, 2015 - USD $ 78.00
  • "Good Luck Simon, stay in one piece" - Tracey Hansen-Louw

  • Aug 14, 2015 - R 512.50
  • "You are a true inspiration of living a life courage and adventure" - Jo

  • Aug 13, 2015 - R 510.00
  • "All the best on your mammoth ride" - Baker Tilly Partners & Staff

  • Aug 13, 2015 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck on your ride" - Baker Tilly Partners & Staff

  • Aug 12, 2015 - R 510.00
  • "What a worthy cause - all the best for a safe ride" - Yahya / Zameera

  • Aug 11, 2015 - R 1 010.00
  • "Do NOT break a leg (or a rib)!" - John VH

  • Aug 11, 2015 - USD $ 248.98
  • "Awesome, Si, we are loving tracking your progess, best of luck and stay safe from Ireland" - Ken & Nollaig

  • Aug 07, 2015 - R 1 025.00
  • "What a massive undertaking - Good luck!!" - David Polkinghorne

  • Aug 07, 2015 - USD $ 79.00
  • "Just remember, you're FINE! " - Allardice

  • Aug 06, 2015 - R 205.00
  • "all the best partner, stay upright!!!" - Mike

  • Aug 06, 2015 - R 7 180.00
  • "Good luck from Italy and Romania - Marco, Oana, Alexia and Leonard Capellini" - Marco and Oana Capellini

  • Aug 06, 2015 - USD $ 16.88
  • "I hope to be at least half as awesome as you when I grow up." - Alice Pearse

  • Aug 05, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Stay safe during your epic adventure. Remember Si age is a state of mind, unless you break something. " - Richard and Natasha

  • Aug 03, 2015 - R 5 000.00
  • "Simon go well for a worthy cause!!!" - Patrick Falconer

  • Aug 03, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best wishes from NI. May the GPS take you on the best route." - Matt & Ros

  • Aug 03, 2015 - R 200.00
  • ""An awesome ride for Humanity - Great Job !! "" - Areshna Ananth

  • Aug 01, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best wishes for a safe ride Simon." - Marcus

  • Jul 31, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck from two Chartwell residents" - Joan and Mike

  • Jul 31, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Enjoy getting lost in the beauty of the country and it's people!" - Barbara

  • Jul 30, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "All the best, 2nd time round should be a breeze!" - Gidge Norton

  • Jul 28, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck!!!" - Craig & Julia Rees

  • Jul 28, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Good luck Simon and take care of yourself." - Sally & Ian Anderson

  • Jul 28, 2015 - R 4 000.00
  • "Best wishes Simon from all of the team at FIM Capital" - FIM Capital

  • Jul 28, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Ride safe - lots of love - Mom" - Anne Pearse

  • Jul 27, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "May you have a blessed journey" - St leger Trodd and Associates

  • Jul 27, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep the saddle side up. Ride safe." - Oz

  • Jul 26, 2015 - R 350.00
  • "Good luck Simon" - Robin Hartslief

  • Jul 23, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Hang on for dear life Simon and you should make it home in one piece! We are very envious of your adventure. Good luck!!" - the Bate Family

  • Jul 21, 2015 - R 3 000.00
  • "Good luck Simon – it will be an amazing adventure" - Robin & Judy James

  • Jul 20, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Viel Glueck Dir, Simon" - Hannelore from Germany

  • Jul 20, 2015 - R 5 000.00
  • "Best of luck Simon. Bruce and James " - Lindley Mortimer

  • Jul 16, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best of luck Simon! What a great cause and we will be rooting for you all the way here from Denmark!" - Ingrid

  • Jul 14, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Simon!" - Lindsey Purser

  • Jul 13, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Have a blast Simon!" - Geard

  • Jul 13, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "with our very best wishes, it looks awesome" - Arlington

  • Jul 13, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Simon. Will be following you in your trip. Take care of yourself.." - Gaby

  • Jul 13, 2015 - R 456.78
  • "Good luck! Try to make it back in one piece..." - Scott

  • Jul 13, 2015 - R 4 000.00
  • "All the very best Si, we know you can do it, twice!" - Sequelprops

  • Jul 11, 2015 - USD $ 241.00
  • "A great cause Simon. Best of luck." - Michael & Keika Coombs

  • Jul 10, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Your a rock star and inspiration to us all - good luck n ride well" - Paul Jensen

  • Jul 10, 2015 - R 10 000.00
  • "We will be watching your progress. Ride for those hungry kids, they are depending on you." - Nothards

  • Jul 10, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Simon!" - Dave Elliott

  • Jul 10, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "a true inspiration" - chantal kippen

  • Jul 10, 2015 - USD $ 81.00
  • "You can hone your overtone throat singing around the Mongol camp fires!" - Mark and Olivia Taylor

  • Jul 10, 2015 - R 1 500.00
  • "Simon, you make it and I'll refund your R1000 - at the pub!" - Rob Lovemore

  • Jul 10, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck" - Daisy Naidoo

  • Jul 03, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Bla bla " - Simon Pearse

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 217 245.76

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 84 495.00
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Futurelife Health Products started feeding schemes for orphans and vulnerable children in 2008. The Foundation was formalized in 2014 to expand the outreach programme to more communities in need. We are an independent Trust with 6 volunteering trustees from all professions and walks of life. 

We mainly support Early Childhood Development and have 2000 children on our daily feeding programme at present. We address the following needs of these destitute children: nutrition, physical education and mental stimulation. The ECD centres on our program receive 2 Futurelife meals per child a day, a playground, a mobile library and a foldable desk which they can take home. 

According to UNICEF, children aged 0-7 years are worst affected by poverty and malnutrition in RSA. Poor health is recognized to be a barrier to any education. Improving micronutrient status through food fortification as in Unity Meal, particularly with iron, B-vitamins, vitamin A and iodine, contributes directly to enhanced cognition and learning capacities.