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Motion4Ladles: Cycling Port Elizabeth - Cape Town!

Motion4Ladles: Cycling Port Elizabeth - Cape Town!

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My name is Brendan Hurner and I've had the privilege of volunteering at the Ladles of Love depot's since April 2020. I've watched the organisation grow with demand due to COVID and have enjoyed being a part of it!

 

As the physical demands on them are increasing as the need for food in South Africa rises and rises, I began thinking how I could benefit them better as an individual.   Being young, healthy and fit, with a drive to challenge myself physically, I started brainstorming the idea of a fundraising ride/cycle. With the a new Ladles of Love sandwich depot opening in Port Elizabeth (PE), it seemed like the perfect time to launch!  

 

My drive to support the Ladles initiative is made easy by the incredible people I've had the privilege of working together with and knowing that every cent of donations is spent getting food into the mouths of those less fortunate. I back them wholeheartedly and am inspired by their ethos each and every day.  

 

I'm departing from PE on Monday the 24th of August and will ride from there to Cape Town.   Overnight stops are as follows; Jeffreys Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Oudsthoorn (with a morning stop in Knysna), Barrydale, Worcester and Cape Town.   We plan to arrive in Cape Town, on the evening of the 29th and finish the route off the following day, Sunday the 30th with a ride around the Peninsula, namely the Cape Cycle Tour route.  

 

We're developing food drives for the less fortunate in many of our stops along the route. This will happen by sharing valuable insight into methods we've developed here in Cape Town at Ladles of Love. I have a support car and team, media, and am working with some very interested riders who would like to accompany me and give back in the same way.  

 

My dream is to share what we've learnt here in Cape Town with communities along the route, initiate feeding programs and raise awareness and funds for Ladles of Love.   The funds will be generated via BackaBuddy and by spectators donating per kilometre for the 1000km we're setting out to ride in the week.  

 

I'm excited for this opportunity to inspire and look forward to you joining #Motion4Ladles by sponsoring, cycling physically/virtually following, sharing and/or donating. You can also follow along on social media by searching #motion4ladles. 

 

For every R150 that we raise on this trip, Ladles of Love will be able to feed a person in need every day for an entire month - so we have the power to make an enormous difference.

Donations

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 159.00
  • "Changing lives and adding value. Well done on this incredible cause and challenge. " - Janel

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "Such a worthy cause " - Bev Neilson

  • Dec 28, 2020 - R 159.00
  • "Changing lives and adding value. Well done on this incredible cause and challenge. " - Janel

  • Dec 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Such a worthy cause " - Bev Neilson

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Such a worthy cause " - Bev Neilson

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Such a worthy cause " - Bev Neilson

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 159.00
  • "Changing lives and adding value. Well done on this incredible cause and challenge. " - Janel

  • Sep 14, 2020 - USD $ 200.00
  • "Brendan congratulations, you have the biggest and kindest heart!!! And so proud of Ladles of Love for making such a big difference in peoples lives. You all have hearts of gold!!! " - TracyJane Ingle

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 59.66
  • "A great achievement for a wonderful cause" - Jane Ramsay

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Thank you so much for doing this... Keep up the amazing work!

    " - Ashley Hurwitz

  • Sep 07, 2020 - USD $ 450.00
  • "We heard about this effort from our niece, Gen C. What a great initiative! Blessings to all of you." - Yvette and Hilton Keats

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "well done" - Rosanna

  • Sep 05, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing effort!" - Cole

  • Sep 04, 2020 - USD $ 298.22
  • "Awesome initiative thank you" - Thandi

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "

    so well done!

    " - Ariadne Petousis

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 499.27
  • "I have had to leave Cape Town, but wanted to help you keep up the good work." - Jean Tesche

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 59.56
  • "Such an amazing achievement in support of a great cause. You are an inspiration to everyone! " - Anon

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Go for it!" - Margi

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    You are all an inspiration!

    " - Ariadne Petousis

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 60.10
  • "Well done to all on the long ride from PE to CT" - Donald Burton

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 200.00
  • "Well done Brendan - this is a great cause!" - Thomas and Hannah

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Champion for Ladles of Love!" - Gaile Fullard

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Such a worthy cause " - Bev Neilson

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Amazing Work! Keep it up Ladles of Love" - anon

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 90.15
  • "All the best with your efforts. Eric and Juliet" - Eric Hurner

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Such an achievement!

    " - Linda Merrett

  • Aug 31, 2020 - USD $ 299.63
  • "Epic work brother and what a great cause. Hopefully join you on the next one! " - Jack Jones

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "What an incredible effort-well done!" - Maryke and Saskia

  • Aug 30, 2020 - USD $ 29.96
  • "For the sandwiches! " - Mathieu

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Awesome work, well done Motion4Ladles!" - Benj&Abby

  • Aug 30, 2020 - USD $ 95.06
  • "For the love of ladles and the love their spreading. Inspiration for the nation Brendan! " - Chris and Jenny

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 100.00
  • ". " - Julie Twigg

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "A great cause and a great guy - well done Brendan" - Lorraine

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "Amazing effort for an amazing cause. " - Nicole

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Amazing human doing important work, well done. " - Rachelle

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done, look forward to following your journey " - Cheryl Petzer

  • Aug 30, 2020 - USD $ 23.97
  • "YOU LEGEND BRENDAN!" - Lucy Portman

  • Aug 30, 2020 - USD $ 66.58
  • "You legend! Lucy " - Lucy Portman

  • Aug 29, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Well done Brendan. What a great effort for a great cause." - Piers

  • Aug 29, 2020 - USD $ 38.95
  • "Wishing you great success, with love from Canada" - Jan and Steve

  • Aug 29, 2020 - USD $ 300.00
  • "Well done Cuz! Great work." - Francis and Caitlin

  • Aug 29, 2020 - USD $ 29.96
  • "Well done Brendan and here is Cheers .. to you courage and tenacity! You have a heart of gold and thank you for all you have done to kick PE depot off. You're a star, All the best Ali x" - Ali Mac

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "Changing lives and adding value. Well done on this incredible cause and challenge. " - Janel

  • Aug 29, 2020 - USD $ 29.96
  • "May Peace and Balance prevail on our Planet" - Stine Nygaard

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for caring and making a difference!" - Rachel

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Great stuff" - Nick

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Brenden to blady legend, people like you make the world go round! I know this will only be the first of many! See you for coffee just now xx" - Nicolas and Kirsty

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Brendan so including proud of you! Next time you do this give me a heads up I’d love to take some leave and join you chom" - Ian

  • Aug 28, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    I say CHEERS

    " - Hilary Stern

  • Aug 28, 2020 - USD $ 117.90
  • "South Africa and the world are a better place for your being in it, Brendan, never stop the motion! Luvvies and best wishes from Mama Burn aka Ted's mama" - mama_burn

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Brends! You absolute champion! Incredibly proud" - Gabs

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 29.77
  • "Brendan your heart reaches over our whole land and her peoples. Your vision, may we aspire too" - Caroline Hurner

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "So proud of you! " - Chants

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Awesome work, well done!" - Storm

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done!" - J Lee

  • Aug 26, 2020 - USD $ 59.64
  • "Well done! Such a great cause. " - Nicola

  • Aug 26, 2020 - USD $ 59.64
  • "Thanks for doing this! " - Gerd

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done sweeties! " - Louise

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Brendan and crew! Great initiative!" - Miles Robinson

  • Aug 26, 2020 - USD $ 11.93
  • "Best of luck!! <3" - Nicole Caracci

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "You go guys!!" - Unicorn

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 4 000.00
  • "keep up the good work" - Irene

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Brendan! Hou bene hou. Thinking of you every day! " - Elbe Lambrechts

  • Aug 25, 2020 - USD $ 40.00
  • "What a legend and amazing role model! Well done Brendan x" - Ollie and Sienna

  • Aug 25, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Go Brennie!!!! " - Jenna Smily

  • Aug 25, 2020 - USD $ 47.24
  • "Go Brendan! Go Jalene!" - Dean

  • Aug 25, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Lekker Brendan, backing you all the way. Great initiative and effort." - Craig

  • Aug 24, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Go Brendan- Take care of that knee! Legend!" - Sarah Kozien

  • Aug 24, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Ride safe ....Wannawalker!" - Wannawalker Anon

  • Aug 24, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Proud of you, Brendan! Go well!" - Dad

  • Aug 24, 2020 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Good luck Brendan! I hope you’re stopping for some snacks!! " - Katie Mantwa

  • Aug 24, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work! <3" - Anonymous

  • Aug 24, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "We are so proud of you for this momentous ride for less fortunate people. " - Jackson "Our Herd"

  • Aug 24, 2020 - USD $ 80.00
  • "Awesome Human/Cause appreciate your drive bro!" - Colin

  • Aug 24, 2020 - USD $ 14.50
  • "Well done!" - SP Kent

  • Aug 24, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "You’re such a champ with a heart everyone should have! Good luck brother " - Mathys Lotz

  • Aug 24, 2020 - USD $ 57.98
  • "Well done for supporting a good cause! Stay safe. Love the fandamily." - Boo

  • Aug 23, 2020 - USD $ 58.85
  • "Enjoy the ride xx" - Jenny Hart

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 85 802.04

Fundraising target

R 500 000.00
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Ladles of Love Foundation

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In seven short years, Ladles of Love has gone from feeding 70 meals at our very first soup kitchen to providing over 300,000 meals every single week. We started with one small soup kitchen serving soup to the homeless once a week on St. Georges Mall, and we grew to serve thousands from our HQ kitchen at The Hope Exchange in Roeland Street.

Then the Corona Virus pandemic hit, escalating the number of starving people in need across the country - we expanded rapidly in order to meet this rising need for food.

During the lockdown period alone, we’ve distributed over 4 million sandwiches and have served over 14 million meals in total (numbers correct up to 4th May 2021).

When you fundraise for Ladles of Love (or sponsor one of our team), you are directly funding our work and helping to feed as many people in need as possible. Thank you.