A yoga session held for the children grade 6 & 7 at the Dr Macken Mistry School. This school was completely submerged during the KZN floods. The children were also given beanies, flip files and some vitamin C, oranges .
Grocery hampers donated to the Jhugroo Primary School and Northmead Secondary School in KZN.. The principal assured the food parcels will be used by the pupils and their parents, especially in this time of great uncertainty.
School shoes also donated at the Jhugroo Primary School,
Our Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale held on 28 May 2022 was a huge success.
We would like to say THANK YOU to our amazing bikers, donors, to all the volunteers, Pep Stores for assisting, and to the Karoo Daisy for hosting us! Andre du Toit for being the most amazing positive and motivating master of ceremonies.
You can make a difference, be the change you would like to see in the world.
We had a bumper weekend of hard work, great team work and lots of fun. Amazing Team work once again from volunteers joining from different organizations. A Big Heart filled Thank You to everyone that helped.
Volunteers attended on Saturday and Sunday respectively to pack 1000 hampers (500 into buckets and 500 into bags). It is difficult to articulate in words the vibe and energy that everyone experienced. We even managed to celebrate Gurudev’s birthday in the process.
With regards to distribution and Relief activities this weekend:
Saturday- 21 May 2022
Sunday 22 May 2022
Video link: https://fb.watch/c-ywKlevlL/
Lerato Feeding Scheme project in Jackson Drift, Eikenhof which has now changed to Siyaphambili Day Care and Pre-school. This school has 130 children from the ages of 2-6 years and depends on donations and veggies they receive and cooks daily on the premises for the children. Volunteers sponsored groceries, milk, fruits and vegetables.
Furthermore, we also donated to the Boithuto Vulnerable Community in Eikenhof, formed in 2012 and is still running. This Centre assists vulnerable children and adults with care, providing social and moral support. Approximately 120 kids including 45 elderly are provided with breakfast and lunch.
140 bunnies was prepared by volunteers in the Soup kitchen and donated in Clayfield, Northcroft, Stonebridge and Greenbury in KZN.
(Bunny chow, often referred to simply as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of white bread filled with curry).
“On behalf of the Principal, Staff Learners and Members of the school Governing Body. I wish to place on record my sincere thanks and appreciation to the organisation for proving 25 Hampers for our indigent learners.
Your magnanimous gesture brought a smile to the faces of our learners. We appreciate and look forward to your on-going support in the future.
We wish the members of the Sri Sri Feeding Scheme good health and prosperity”.
Food hampers were also donated in Amouti. Bambayi, Phoenix and Waterloo in KZN.
New Year’s Day saw the jumpstart of our Bikers With Purpose campaign – a monthly ride from Cape Town to a rural destination to support initiatives that address the root causes of violence, inequality, corruption, hunger and climate change. On 1 January, bikers from Cape Town, Switzerland and Swellendam drove along Route 62 to raise funds for Net Vir Pret, the only registered NPO in Barrydale. Net Vir Pret works to aid the development of 150 children who live in Smitsville.
Over 20 bikers came together at Lloyds on Route 62, who opened their beautiful restaurant for the event. The bikers opened their hearts and pockets to raise over R10,000 that will fund education programmes for children in Smitsville.
Children from the community danced and drummed their way into the hearts of the bikers, volunteers and guests, showcasing some of the important work that Net Vir Pret does in the area. After lunch, the bikers were treated to a tour of Smitsville by Conroy Williams, local policeman and active community member. Bikers visited the Net Vir Pret headquarters, where they discussed plans to plant trees and provide the community with resources for vegetable gardens. Net Vir Pret chief Peter Takeolo and manager Derek Joubert were recently awarded Gold Medals by UWC for their commitment to the youth of Barrydale and surrounding farming communities.
The 2nd ride of the year with monthly excursions planned from Cape Town to Barrydale. Our first event was on 1 January 2022 at Llyods on Route 62 where we raised over R10 000 for the support of education of rural children.
Date: 05 February 2022
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Venue: The Country Pumpkin, Barrydale
More info: The Country Pumpkin Restaurant in Barrydale Western Cape offers a varied menu of breakfasts and exciting lunches, gift shop, farm stall, biltong and ice cream shop. With great indoor and outdoor seating, it’s rated one of the best stops on the R62.
Date: 05 February 2022
Venue: Engen N1 City, Cape Town
More info: Riders shall meet at the Engen Garage along the N1 and ride in convoy to Barrydale.