City Cycling Club choose RAM for Fundraising effort

We are very excited to announce that the City Cycling Club has chosen RAM for their fundraising efforts in 2018. They are already taking donations for this cause, so if you can help in any way, please view more info on the dedicated Cycle4RAM page and make a donation here.

Their Mission in 2018:

  • Use the 2018 Coronation Double Century 203km Race to raise resources for the Children of the Western Cape Winelands (Montagu and Surrounds)
  • Use a 12 man Mountain Bike Double Century Team for the fundraising efforts
  • Raise R10,000 per Child (as many as we can = Mountain Bike & Helmet (transport to and from school), Uniform and Clothing, School Fees, Stationery
  • Personally hand over the donations to the nominated recipients
  • Support the RAM Organisation in various nominated projects throughout 2018.

Poverty is an issue that more and more of our nation’s children are coming face to face with. The price that children of poverty must pay is unbelievably high. Increasing numbers of children enter rural schools with needs from circumstances, such as poverty, that schools cannot meet. Some of the factors related to poverty that may place a child at-risk for academic failure are: very young or low educational level parents; unemployment; abuse and neglect; substance abuse; dangerous neighbourhoods; homelessness; mobility; and exposure to inadequate or inappropriate educational experiences.

Mobility / Transportation can be more than just a means of getting from point A to B. Transportation interventions can be a “catalyst for development” through helping to increase attendance in the classrooms. In South Africa, for example, while the reasons for school absenteeism are varied, the five most commonly cited reasons by school principals, district officials and provincial departments are: poverty, lack of parental involvement, food insecurity and transport.

We realise the dire need for basic resources in the rural parts of the Cape Winelands area and would like to support impoverished farm workers and their families. Together we can make a real, sustainable difference!

Do you want to make a difference?

You can go to the dedicated Cycle4RAM page HERE or share this far and wide so we can reach a wide audience who can help.

What a wonderful initiative by Citycyclingclub & very first donor Bidvest SACD with a whopping R10,000. Thank you all for this wonderful initiative. A huge thanks to Freddie Mayer leading the Project. We are very appreciative of your intervention to get our kids help.

Note: We can issue you an 18A Tax Certificate for your Charity Donation.