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Cycling for Chaeli

A group of TLA and Exceed cyclists and their friends, including (f.l.t.r. on the photo) Gerrit van Rhyn, An-Marie Wentzel, Monique Archer and Ruan Smit, will participate in the 2013 Cape Argus Cycle Tour to raise funds for the mobility and educational needs of disabled children in South Africa.

According to Gerrit van Rhyn of Tenk Loubser and Associate, Cape Argus participants who sign up as charity riders are expected to procure a minimum sponsorship of R2 000 each. “We’ll be cycling in aid of the Chaeli Campaign, which aims to change the life of one disabled child at a time in a significant way,” he added. He has been a Chaeli Rider since the start of the initiative in 2004.

Founded by five girls between the ages of 6 and 12 – Chaeli Mycroft, her sister and three friends – to raise R20 000 for a motorised wheelchair for Chaeli, the Campaign has been promoting the mobility and educational needs of disabled children ever since.

Although Chaeli is the face of the Campaign, the organisation is based on the founding members’ teamwork. Its vision is to mobilise the minds and bodies of children with disabilities and to normalise society through advocacy and education programmes and events. Chaeli, who appeared on Carte Blanche earlier this year, had been awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011.

You can get involved too: support our riders by making a deposit in the following account: TLA Chaeli Campaign, Nedbank Corporate Saver, branch code 720026, account number 9017510125. Please use your name as reference.

Also e-mail the following information to An-Marie Wentzel at anmarie@exceed.co.za:

  • Your full name or company name,
  • Address,
  • VAT no (if applicable),
  • Date of deposit, and
  • Amount.

The Campaign is registered with SARS as a not-for-profit organisation and donations qualify for a Section 18A certificate, allowing the donor to claim the donation as a tax deduction.

For more information about the Chaeli Campaign, visit www.chaelicampaign.co.za