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West Africa by bike for Paws R Us

West Africa by bike for Paws R Us

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Bike 4 Paws

The Challenge:

In Nov-Dec 2018 I will be cycling 3,364km across West Africa - through Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana by bicycle for 6 weeks - to raise funds for the rescue dog charity Paws R Us. This is a unique expedition as very few Western cyclists, if any, have ridden through these isolated areas with rural, remote and rough jungle roads and river crossings. 

The Charity:

PAWS R US (SA) is a pro-life animal rescue and re-homing group, and a registered Non-Profit Company. They operate in the companion animal welfare sector in South Africa and focus specifically on the rescue, shelter, networking and re-homing of rescue dogs. Paws R Us have to raise and generate their own funds every month in order to support approximately 230 rescue dogs currently in their care.

Any donations gratefully received and will go directly to the charity to assist with feeding, sheltering and caring for abandoned dogs until they find their forever home... and to provide me with some inspiration on those long kilometres!!

You can follow the trip and everything leading up to it on the page www.facebook.com/Bike4Paws/ 

Donations

  • Jan 01, 2019 - USD $ 50.80
  • "Good job, Jess! P.S. I will double my donation if you eat a kilo of beetroot. " - Anonymous

  • Dec 28, 2018 - USD $ 72.57
  • "Dear Jess, It was a pleasure to meet you. You are a very, inspiring woman. I wish you the best for your new project. But most of all, thanks for what you do for the animals!" - Huberte Lanteigne

  • Dec 27, 2018 - USD $ 18.53
  • "Well done Jess." - Pat Harman

  • Dec 27, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Stunned at your determination in every area of your life, Jess. Gentle at heart yet powerfully challenging. Blessings to you and yours." - Cherilyn

  • Dec 20, 2018 - R 154.23
  • "What an amazing feat, well done!!" - Jan

  • Dec 19, 2018 - USD $ 34.83
  • "Great cause !!! Best of luck " - Jonty C

  • Dec 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Go well!" - Justin Jonas

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Behind you on all the way" - Louisa and Jenna

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Supporting you all the way" - Chris and Candice

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "You go girl !" - Kathy

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "God bless you on your journey and thanks for doing this for PAWS. " - Miguel Ferreira

  • Dec 03, 2018 - USD $ 15.32
  • "Love this! " - Dani

  • Dec 03, 2018 - USD $ 26.76
  • "Ride like the wind xxx" - Deb Eagle

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 860.00
  • "Pedal for the pooches! Well done!" - Kim

  • Nov 30, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Very cool " - David Anthony

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 154.23
  • "Keep going!" - Andreas

  • Nov 23, 2018 - USD $ 30.60
  • "Inspirational Jess! Keep up the great work. " - Harman-Cochrane family

  • Nov 22, 2018 - USD $ 75.54
  • "Huge respect for 3.2km climb in 2 days!" - Keeragh & Andre

  • Nov 21, 2018 - USD $ 21.04
  • "You’re amazing Jess!" - Anna Ritchie

  • Nov 20, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best with your journey" - RSB

  • Nov 20, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best with your journey" - Bulldog Abrasives

  • Nov 18, 2018 - R 2 537.50
  • "You go girl " - Janine Bewsey

  • Nov 18, 2018 - USD $ 37.56
  • "Good luck Jess. Inspirational trip! " - Matt Irons

  • Nov 15, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Have a fantastic adventure and come home with great memories" - Sue Lewis

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 10 000.00
  • "We wish you good luck and success on your journey." - Broll Property Group (PTY) Ltd

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You’re an inspiration" - Eileen

  • Nov 09, 2018 - USD $ 36.72
  • "On behalf of all our kind, thank you Jess." - Desi, Fred (Dref) and Polly

  • Nov 09, 2018 - USD $ 35.38
  • "What a monster of a trip. Good luck and make sure you take plenty of puncture repair kits." - Daniel Whittle

  • Nov 09, 2018 - USD $ 27.74
  • "Good luck Jess! X" - Lucinda

  • Nov 09, 2018 - R 1 682.00
  • "Best of luck, Check point to check point " - Calvin

  • Nov 08, 2018 - R 452.41
  • "Dear Jess, Good luck with your trip and all the best for your upcoming adventure in Mauritius. All the best, your friedns in Broll OS" - Broll OS

  • Nov 05, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck! " - Mark Rose

  • Nov 04, 2018 - USD $ 69.90
  • "That's my sister!" - David Moyer

  • Nov 04, 2018 - USD $ 37.87
  • "Good luck Jess! Think my animal loving sister would love what you are doing!" - Amanda Wallis

  • Nov 03, 2018 - R 496.65
  • "GO JESS GO" - Uncle Jim

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ride safely and good luck x" - Simonne Sova-Crick

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "www.crossfitexanimo.co.za" - Bron & Justin @ Crossfit Ex Animo

  • Oct 24, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Jess, what and amazing adventure" - Richard Elvidge

  • Oct 20, 2018 - R 1 495.00
  • "www.ketonutrition.co.za" - Keto Nutrition Sport

  • Oct 12, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "All the best! What a fabulous adventure." - Tamsin Murray

  • Oct 11, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck Jess!" - Michelle Roniak

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "I wish you all the best during your journey - West Africa and beyond! This is not goodbye - it is a 'see you again soon'!!" - Anja Thompson

  • Oct 09, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best Jess! Will be following your progress." - Michelle Gush

  • Oct 09, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck Jess! " - Natasha Bruwer

  • Oct 08, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck Jess enjoy your adventure!" - Angela Behan

  • Oct 03, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck Jess!! Will be following your progress." - Justin Bijl

  • Oct 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Jess! If anyone can do it... you can! What an adventure" - Nicster

  • Oct 03, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Go Jess! Will be routing for you :)" - Gillian Rose

  • Sep 26, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Goodluck with your adventure Jess" - Keith

  • Sep 26, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "Good luck! " - Suzie

  • Sep 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good initiative! Good luck with the fundraising!" - Johan Britz

  • Sep 10, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Inspirational! Rooting for you all the way!" - Laura Campbell

  • Sep 08, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck Jess! Donating for the Merida bike competition :)" - Katherine

  • Sep 06, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck Jess!" - Gerhard Ferreira

  • Sep 06, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Well done. Great cause!!" - Jonathan Day

  • Sep 06, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Bicycle competition " - Emma Day

  • Sep 04, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Merida comp" - Justin Landman

  • Sep 03, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck!" - Alice

  • Sep 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Jess!! " - Tazra

  • Sep 03, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck Jess XoX" - Sandy Muller

  • Sep 03, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck, from the whole Ruddy Ridgeback pack!" - Bianca

  • Sep 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Your passion is incredible " - Taz

  • Aug 30, 2018 - USD $ 7.32
  • "Merida" - Ryno Pepler

  • Aug 30, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Jess!" - Hanlie

  • Aug 30, 2018 - R 160.00
  • "Best of luck and save travels on this exciting adventure for a good cause. " - Adele

  • Aug 29, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Respect! What an amazing venture for a great cause! " - Mari Pretorius

  • Aug 28, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Love you Jess xxx" - Louise

  • Aug 27, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You are an inspiration, Jess!" - V

  • Jul 11, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Ur an inspiration for the furry pups and us peeps!" - The Baards

  • Jul 08, 2018 - R 970.00
  • "WOD 4 PAWS" - CROSSFIT EX ANIMO

  • Jul 08, 2018 - R 150.00
  • "Go Jess!" - Chris Reeves

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Jess, you have a big heart and admire and respect everything you stand for. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to getting to know you better in the futrue." - Bradley Stephens

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 318.74
  • "Good luck Jess!!" - Ant & Josh

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "For the WOD 4 PAWS - Fundraiser" - Italian & The Stallion

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "WOD4Paws" - Hayvon

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "MM Winners" - WOD 4 Paws

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "FF Winners " - WOD 4 PAWS

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 308.46
  • ""WOD4Paws"" - Will WOD for Treats

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck" - Bruce

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Jess x" - Helen

  • Jul 01, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck Jess!!!" - the pavement specials

  • Jun 27, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "WOD4Paws" - Paw Paw

  • Jun 27, 2018 - R 616.92
  • "3000km...for dogs...Slo mo walk to Foo Fighter - My hero" - Lee

  • Jun 27, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All the best. Woof!" - Sanveer

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck Jess" - Neale

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 400.00
  • "Cujo & the FrankenWeenies" - Dewald

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "We love doggos! Good luck!!" - Matt And Chris

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "WOD4Paws" - CrashBall - Greg and Andrew

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "WOD4Paws" - Vanessa

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Kick butt!" - Kyle Mills

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "WOD4Paws" - My Face

  • Jun 15, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "WOD4Paws" - Chihuahua Takedown

  • Jun 14, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Lekker!" - Doggy Style

  • Jun 14, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "WODS4PAWS" - Funxtional Girls

  • Jun 13, 2018 - USD $ 23.70
  • "Barking Mad - Go for it Jess" - Emma and Chantal

  • Jun 12, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "WOD 4 Paws" - Two Peas in a WOD

  • Jun 10, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Go Jess you are so strong and totally amazing! Good luck x" - Township Dogs

  • Jun 10, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "Well done Jess. Look forward to the WOD " - The Great Danes

  • Jun 07, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Superb Jess, always happy to support a good cause." - David

  • Jun 04, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Enjoy your very exciting challenge Jess - make a difference" - Gavin White

  • May 07, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Go Jess!!!" - Ramsay Family

  • Apr 22, 2018 - R 359.87
  • "Happy birthday Auntie Jess!!" - Paul, Louise, Helen & Ciara

  • Apr 20, 2018 - USD $ 88.02
  • "Happy belated bday" - K & A

  • Apr 05, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Because our furry friends make us happy" - Chantel

  • Mar 15, 2018 - USD $ 41.47
  • "Well done Jess, on this next incredible adventure!" - Clare

  • Mar 14, 2018 - R 249.00
  • "Best of luck Jess! You’re such an inspiration as always xoxo" - Priya & Greg

  • Mar 14, 2018 - R 616.92
  • "Jess, fantastic adventure and for a great cause; will be tracking you all the way...GOOD LUCK!" - Gavin

  • Mar 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Look forward to follow you on your ride!" - Sanet Victor

  • Mar 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Be safe(ish)" - James

  • Feb 24, 2018 - R 700.00
  • "www.richardbaxter.co.za" - Richard Baxter

  • Feb 19, 2018 - R 154.23
  • "Go Jess, whoop whoop!" - Amy May

  • Feb 04, 2018 - USD $ 174.39
  • "Keep hitting this high notes!" - Keeragh & Andre

  • Feb 03, 2018 - R 3 899.00
  • "www.bike-addict.co.za" - Bike Addict

  • Jan 18, 2018 - USD $ 25.65
  • "We'll be behind you all the way Jess !" - Meg and Bill

  • Jan 17, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck!" - Alison Lyle

  • Jan 02, 2018 - USD $ 42.45
  • "Good luck!" - Ted

  • Dec 24, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Safe and happy riding Jess!" - Jen and Yanni

  • Dec 21, 2017 - USD $ 16.52
  • "For the love of pups and veggies!" - Pumpkin

  • Dec 15, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "go Jess go" - Richard

  • Dec 15, 2017 - R 314.00
  • "For the doggies!" - Jess

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 77 277.15

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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PAWS R US (SA) is an Animal Rescue and Re-homing Group, and a registered Non-Profit Company (NPC).  We operate in the companion animal welfare sector in South Africa and focus specifically on the rescue, shelter, networking and re-homing of rescue dogs.