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Ride the Rhino/Anna Foundation

Ride the Rhino/Anna Foundation

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The Ride the Rhino is a 3 day stage MTB event (± 250km) starting on Friday, 27 September in Langebaan and ending on Sunday, 29 September at Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. As you know I am no athlete and this is a challenge that should not be undertaken by the likes of me. I seem to have a habit of doing silly things without training and land up in a lot of pain. With a few more years’ experience I have yet to wise up to this silliness but have at least realised that maybe my stupidity might be of some benefit. For more inormation on the ride go to http://www.renosterveldmtb.co.za/

Working at Darling Cellars, I wanted to personally ride this event to raise funds for one of the Anna Foundation’s projects which is based nearby at Huis van Heerde in Moorreesburg.  The Anna Foundation is helping the youth at this children’s home through their education, sports and life skills programmes (this is just one of many groups of rural children that they’re doing awesome work with).  They are helping to build each child’s self-esteem and equip them with skills that can offer them a brighter future – something we often take for granted. For more informtion about the Foundation and their projects go to www.annafoundation.com

The MTB race, runs through a patch of Renosterveld that encapsulates both sandy dunes and some of the more mountainous terrain running down the West Coast and will definitely be a challenge but I’m up for it!  Please show your support by sponsoring my ride per km or just boost my cycling mojo with a donation at your own discretion.  It’s all for a great cause!

 


Donations

  • Oct 12, 2013 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Soutie!!" - Sam & Chano

  • Oct 09, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "When does common sense prevail??!" - George and Marion

  • Oct 03, 2013 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great ride Al - well done. We are looking forward to sharing one of your paellas soon." - Warren and Roxy

  • Oct 02, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "Well Done Molly" - Stonkin

  • Oct 01, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "Baie geluk Alastair!! Die bene het dit gemaak!" - Magda de Beer

  • Oct 01, 2013 - R 300.00
  • "Good work Molly" - benandwine

  • Sep 30, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "No Pain No Gain" - Wessel Rauch

  • Sep 30, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Mooi so Soutie" - Oubaas Kirsten

  • Sep 28, 2013 - R 200.00
  • "sterkte soutie!" - De Wet &Annelie;

  • Sep 26, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "No beers the night before...you're not the young fit man you once were:)" - Neil & Anna

  • Sep 26, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Good ride, Al. Cheering you on from Canada" - Ann

  • Sep 26, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "GO BIG OR GO HOME:-)" - Zel

  • Sep 26, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Rub that Rhino horn!!!" - Jaco Visser VIKING CITRUSDAL

  • Sep 26, 2013 - R 300.00
  • "Go for it Al....remember the Bennetts bum cream...apply liberally to all posterior bits" - The van clan

  • Sep 26, 2013 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck Al!" - Colleen

  • Sep 26, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Die reen sal wegbly" - Abe

  • Sep 17, 2013 - R 200.00
  • "I have absolute faith in your ability to make it to the finish.... :)" - Anna

  • Sep 11, 2013 - R 500.00
  • ".....en ons ruik die mossels .....hou bene hou!!!!!!!!!!!" - Yzi4Me' s

  • Sep 08, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck we know you can do it!!! " - Tanith and Kgashane

  • Sep 05, 2013 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good Luck HB...Don't die on me!" - Vicky Lee

  • Sep 05, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck Alastair, we are pulling for you!!!" - Nanette & Pete

  • Sep 05, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Enjoy the ride!" - Kevin & Linda

  • Sep 05, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Have fun but don't forget to breathe!!" - nick & margot

  • Sep 03, 2013 - R 1 000.00
  • "save the horn!" - Juergen Thomas

  • Sep 02, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Ek ruik Riesling vir die donasie!!!!!!" - Jaco + Welma

  • Sep 02, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck...good cause. . .good for you! Miss you!!!! Come see us soon:-)" - Sara from St. Helena

  • Aug 31, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "All the gear, but no idea - but good luck anyway!" - Dad

  • Aug 31, 2013 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck - do come home in one piece!" - Mum

  • Aug 30, 2013 - R 1 000.00
  • "You had me at Rhino...peddle on!" - Dorothy

  • Aug 29, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "I sincerely hope you don't die!" - Fingers

  • Aug 29, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Don't fall off!" - Christopher

  • Aug 29, 2013 - R 500.00
  • "Go forth and be brave!" - Auntie Betty

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 16 000.00

Fundraising target

R 15 000.00
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The Anna Foundation is all about inspiring young people and providing them with opportunities.  The organisation implements afterschool programmes on farms or rural low income schools in the Western Cape, currently in the municipal districts of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Langeberg and the Overberg.  The Anna Foundation aims to empower disadvantaged rural children with life skills and core values, building self-worth and self-responsibility. The organisation’s “3Rs programme: Reading, Running, Right-ing” is implemented during after school hours and incorporates education (literacy), sports (running, riding and sports development) and life skills programmes (presented through drama).  Women and men from farming communities are trained by the Anna Foundation to run their 3R’s programme, and teenager and parent workshops are also provided.