THE Annual St Bernard’s Hospice Cycle Challenge started yesterday with their “Pedal for a Purpose” cycle challenge. The three-day event ends tomorrow with the ride taking cyclists from East London to Komani and back again.
The GO! reported (“Pedal for a purpose Make kilometres count for hospice” March 1) that the purpose was to raise funds for hospice patients living with life-threatening illnesses such as motor neuron disease, TB, HIV/Aids and cancer.
The Chief executive of St Bernard’s Hospice Melissa Knox, said all funds would go towards the care and support of patients in the hospice’s palliative care programme.
She said the hospice was not only about the end of one’s life as some of their cancer patients were in remission.
Knox said local corporates and the cyclists have been amazing by helping to raise funds to meet their financial target of R150000 for this year’s edition of the cycle challenge.
Alderson Ambulance will be escorting the group for most of the way.
Members of the public can sponsor a cyclist for as little as R1/km – or pledge an amount to St Bernard’s Hospice.
“They can also donate R50 a month to our organisation and become a hospice hero,” Knox said.
Companies or individuals can contact Marchel Brown on (043)721-0051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.