The 2010 Cycle Challenge Continues…on March 7, 2010
Today was an easier day on the cyclists, who were motivated to get to Kimberley where they would have the opportunity to hand over two cheques of R10 000 each to the selected charities, namely, The Galeshewe Association for Care of the Aged and Sinothando Children’s Home.
Flamingo Casino approached the Department of Social Services to find two charities that are in dire need of funds. Lameez Suliman, Flamingo Casino Promotions Manager, says that the Children’s Home was set alight and they are trying to get these children’s lives back together.
While chatting to Miss SA, I asked her if she would be participating in the initiative next year and she said that it was a definite possibility. She went on to say, “especially with it being 2010, it is imperative that we have initiatives such as these and [she takes] her hat off to these cyclists for participating in this challenge, purely for the well-being of NGO’s as this sets a wonderful example for other South Africans”.
Meshech Zuminya, one of the cyclists, mentioned that “children are a gift from God and that someone, if not their parents, needs to love and care for them”. This is one of the reasons he is participating in the 2010 Cycle Challenge.
All in all, a successful day, filled with many emotions. Everyone will sleep well tonight, knowing that they have made a difference in the lives of many people, both young and old.