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Covid-19 has impacted every one of us, whether physically, mentally or financially. We wanted to help support those who have been severely affected by the pandemic and desperately need our help.
No matter what your current cycling ability is, join us to help raise funds for our two incredible charities, Shooting Star Children's Hospice and Gift of the Givers.
Simply commit to ride as far as you can and help to contribute towards the total distance we will be virtually cycling between Shooting Star Hospice in Hampton, UK to Gift of the Givers in Cape Town, South Africa.
Join us on the 15th and 16th August on a road bike, a mountain bike, a Brompton or even a stationary indoor bike and help us reach our team target of 13, 636 km and raise £10,000 for charity.
100% of all money raised will be split 50/50 between the two charities.
CLICK HERE if you are interested in taking part in the cycle event.
WHO ARE THE TWO CHARITIES WE ARE SUPPORTING:
1. Shooting Star Children's Hospice - Help support Children with life limiting illnesses.
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a lifeline to so many families and this has never been more apparent than during the current pandemic. COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the delivery of their vital services and a huge impact on their fundraising income.
Their vital hospice service for those most vulnerable in the community is needed more than ever. Quite simply, without them, the families they support would have nowhere left to turn. The charity have had to adapt and find new and different ways to deliver care, remain connected with families and give them support when it’s most needed.
With only 10% of their funding from the government, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices relies on supporters’ generosity to continue to provide care and support, which is needed now more than ever.
2. Gift of the Givers - Make a difference to 100s of children and adults suffering from hunger.
Gift of the Givers work tirelessly to ensure those in need are freed from hunger. Covid -19 has greatly impacted a massive percentage of the population in South Africa. Many South Africans live hand to mouth and without a monthly income due to severe working restrictions, thousands of people are left starving and with no access to basic necessities.
Gift of the Givers' Covid response has been to help provide food for 100 feeding centres and they have so far delivered 70 000 food parcels to hungry families nationwide. The delivery of food and basic necessities to vulnerable communities throughout the country, most particularly those that reside in rural areas is of paramount importance and we want to help them continue their amazing work.
WHO IS ORGANISING THE EVENT:
At Njinga Cycling we are about more than just the bike. As a cycle training and coaching business we have helped thousands of riders improve their cycling over the years. However it's the incredible community we have created off the back of this that has been a big support in helping us raise thousands of pounds for those less fortunate.
For the last 7 years we have supported Shooting Star Hospice with an annual Santa ride to raise funds for their incredible children's hospice. However, right now Covid-19 has been particularly challenging for them, forcing them to close the hospice in Hampton and only provide end-of-life care and urgent or emergency respite, out of their Guildford hospice. We are desperate to help all the children and families who are impacted by this.
Likewise, the devastation the virus is causing in our country of birth, SA has left so many people struggling to survive as daily challenges are exacerbated by lack of work, poor living conditions and the cold winter conditions. Gift of The Givers is helping support these individuals through various grassroots initiatives, feeding centres and food parcels. With the current exchange rate of £21 to 1 ZAR, our pound can go so much further in helping those who are really in need.
Please join us in supporting these incredibly worthy causes and help raise some life changing funds to allow both these charities to continue the inspiring work they do.