Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.
Total raised so far£0.00
Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00
Raised offline: £0.00
[p]Hi All,[/p][p]This summer I will be riding the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 for the Topsy Foundation UK. As many of you will know my father was born and grew up in Johannesburg and although I have never had the chance to visit it is great to have the opportunity to give back something to a country which still feels a really important part of our family roots. Any donations to the TOPSY charity which is doing such valuable work would be greatly appreciated.[/p][p]Sponsoring me will add to the funds the Topsy Foundation UK contributes to a real difference-making organisation – Topsy South Africa. [/p] [p]More detailed information can be found at: [url=http://www.topsyfoundation.org.uk/]www.topsyfoundation.org.uk[/url]:[/p] [p]I´ve include some examples of the reasons why I´m asking you to help me support the Topsy Foundation:[/p] [p]¨ [span=text-decoration: underline;]6,000[/span] people every month, many children, in an underdeveloped rural area South of Johannesburg, are part of Topsy SA’s multiple Health and Educational Programmes.[/p] [p]¨ Since 2001, Topsy SA, the only NGO of its kind in this area where unemployment stands at 37% and high HIV rates, is strongly supported by the local communities it serves.[/p] [p]¨ Orphan and vulnerable children are at the heart of the work. Topsy’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Project includes comprehensive health screening, upgrading [span=text-decoration: underline;]35[/span] pre-schools as well as training teachers, all eager to make progress.[/p] [p]¨ Topsy SA provides start-up seeds, tools and gardening expertise for communal and individual vegetable gardens which are maintained by the communities and provide food security for thousands of people.[/p] [p]¨ Women from the communities produce a wide range of beadwork, sold in South Africa and abroad: Topsy SA provides work shop space for this project.[/p] [p]All part of the “hand-up, not simply a hand-out” ethos.[/p] [p][i]The decision to support me is yours.[/i][/p] [p]I´m hoping, of course, that it will be a positive one.[/p][p][/p][p][lt]img title="Topsy" src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/313c07_639b7fb3ae001dec60377921fbfcb8ea.jpg/v1/fill/w_970,h_126,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/313c07_639b7fb3ae001dec60377921fbfcb8ea.webp" alt="Topsy" width="970" height="126" /[gt][/p][p][/p]
Thank you, Joe, for supporting Topsy with your bike ride. As a Topsy Trustee, I really appreciate your work. I urge everyone to help Joe reach and exceed his target to fundraise for the wonderful charity that is Topsy
£30.00plus £7.50 Gift Aid
Jul 4, 2017
Best of luck in achieving your fundraising target and wishing you the best of cycling weather for the ride!