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Jeff Rodrigues

My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p] The [i]PrudentialRideLondon[/i] has been cancelled this year because of the pandemic…but instead fundraisers will be doing Prudential[b]My[/b]Ride. For me, that means that I will ride my distance but I’ll do it on my own and across southern Sussex on the 15th or 16th (depending on weather) August. Prudential will support the riders –you can download their app- with bib, number, etc.[/p][p]I am fundraising for the Topsy Foundation UK: helping our 20-year old independent sister organisation in South Africa provide developmental support for children and orphans and their families in Mpumalanga Province. Topsy SA supports around 2000 children by helping 27 Play & Learn Centres develop the childrens’ cognitive, emotional, physical and social skills. There is also monthly health screening. The Foundation provides seeds and the help of a trained gardener to people in the communities who work hundreds of gardens. These provide fresh vegetables for 6000 people a month. There is also investment in Topsy staff development and for those in the pre-schools, through training, mentoring and Early Child Development practitioner programmes.[/p][p]Covid19 has been tough for all of us. Me too –I’ve been shielding since 14th March, keeping in my house and garden (I was not even able to hold my new granddaughter). But it’s been really hard for the children and families of Mpumalanga. Realising what was likely to happen when Covid-related regulations were introduced, Topsy SA released a large proportion of the seed stocks, allowing community gardeners to be prepared. Staff are furloughed but 9 have key worker status. This has allowed parts of the work to continue, including food and hygiene product distribution to hundreds of vulnerable families. We’re managing but on a really precarious basis.[/p][p]I’m coming out of shielding to fundraise. I’ll be on my own so no risk of infection. I have a short time to train but, hey, I’m a fit 71 year old… and 50 miles is not huge [i]and[/i] I have been cycling on a stationery bike 3 or 4 times a week for months so I’ll be fine! I aim do it in less than 4 hours.[/p][p][b]Please support me[/b]! By clicking on the donate button above. Don’t forget to complete the tax bit –it increases the value of your donation by 25%.[/p]
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Aug 10, 2020


Great stuff Jeff.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 10, 2020

Mirella and Chris

Best of luck dear Jeff, great effort! Lots of love from Mirella and Chris xxxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Aug 10, 2020

Kamila and Pierre

Good luck Jeff. Hope it cools down by then! Kamila and Pierre x


Aug 10, 2020


Stay strong, stay safe!


Aug 9, 2020


Was in Rottingdean this morning having an early swim with my friend Julie. What a beautiful village. Couldn’t remember where your house was. Just remembered what a good friend you are and especially when I needed a shoulder !! . Let’s catch up soon?

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2020

Terence Rodrigues

Good luck, Jeff! Terry x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2020


Good luck, Jeff. You are a brave man in this heat! XXX


Aug 9, 2020

Doug Bourn

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2020


Good luck and be careful

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2020

Brenda K

Good luck with your ride Jeff, and well done on keeping at it with Topsy. Have a nice day. X

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid