The Children’s Hospital Trust is calling on cyclists from around the world to ride and raise for sick and injured children from all over Africa who are treated at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.
In return, they are offering you an opportunity to extend your holiday with a chance to win a two-night’s stay at Grootbos Nature Reserve. Set to take place on 12 March 2017, the Children’s Hospital Trust has only 50 available spots left on its team.
Cyclists will be asked to raise a minimum of £300 as a donation to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and in return will receive a Children’s Hospital Trust branded cycling shirt & goodie bag, complimentary race photographs taken by a professional photographer and a VIP invitation to a rider meet and greet on Saturday, 11 March 2017.
All international cyclists will be entered into a draw to stand a chance of winning a two-night stay at Grootbos Nature Reserve for themselves and a partner, with a full English breakfast and selected land-based activities included. Situated between the mountain and the sea in the Western Cape’s Hermanus area, the reserve is a five-star eco-paradise that features both incredible flora and marine life. It is also the home of the Marine Big 5, including whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins.
All funds raised will go towards the equipment needed for the R100 million paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) upgrade and expansion at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Building began in October 2015 and is set to be completed by the end of 2017. The expansion and upgrade will see the ICU’s capacity increased from 22-bed spaces to 39-bed spaces, which will include a High Care Neonatal Unit and isolation cubicles. More comfortable facilities will also be created for hard working staff and anxious parents.
Entries cost £43 and the deadline for international entries, including payment, is 31 October 2016.
If you would like to join their cycle team visit their website