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Joe Edwards

Joe Edwards's Topsy UK fundraising page

Challenge complete

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

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[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]

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Aug 7, 2017

Tim and Mary-Ann Sheehy

A bit late - but all the best.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2017


£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2017

Sam & Maya

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2017


Good luck, Joe!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2017


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2017

Susan Angoy

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

£30.00 plus £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!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2017

Marilyn Tyzack

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2017


Jun 27, 2017

Pat Campbell

Good luck Joe - a great cause

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid