Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Bike for a Bakkie, Pedal for a Pick up 2011


From the 21st of April to the 2nd of May, four bicycle riders from Kidzpositive covered a distance of 1000km from Hamburg in the Eastern Cape to Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

21/04/11 at 7:55am... 5 mns away from departure!

21/04/11 - Hamburg school kids wish the riders good luck!

21/04/11 at 8am sharp: GO!

Debbie Nash, Dr. Paul Roux, Prof. Hoffie Conradie and Prof. Steve Reid rode through Cambria, Studits, Willowmore, Rondawel, Prince Albert, Gamkaskloof, Vleiland, Anysberg, Tulbagh and the old Witzenberg Pass. They even had to carry their bikes up 600 metres of cliffside to get out of the Western end of Gamkaskloof!

They raised funds via sponsorships from individuals and corporations, for a vehicle for the community health work programme of the Keiskamma Trust.

26/04/11 - The team taking a break at Sleutelfontein

One of the many difficulties on the way: the Swartberg pass!


The generous contribution of their time and energy will help us continue to reach out to over forty remote and rural villages in the Eastern Cape where we are engaged in a constant stuggle to fight poverty and disease.

As a thank you token, the Keiskamma Trust gave 370 dolls to Kidzpositive as gifts to the children they work with in Cape Town. These dolls are made by the Keiskamma Art Project with sponsorship from Good Gifts, a UK charity:

21/04/11 - The Kidzpositive Team and Keiskamma Trust Transport Manager, Major Mangwane, with Good Gifts dolls

We would also like to thank the more than 50 individuals in South Africa and overseas who supported the ‘bike for a bakkie’ and the following organisations for their generous donations:

The Ackerman Family Foundation


Friends of Keiskamma Norway

The Rotary Club of Clairmont

Sportsman's Warehouse