Francois is doing well, but he has taken HUGE strain in the past 4 hours with massive hills to climb in 39C (102.2F) degrees PLUS, and although he is being very well supported both on the road and from the sidelines, he needs YOUR support!!
His crew is ensuring that he is he is being kept well-hydrated (had to make him take a short break during the first stage to ensure he did not get heat stroke), and he is being sent voice-messages from out Little Fighters and their families to keep his spirits up and encourage him, but he needs YOUR support.
This ride is a MASSIVE challenge, and is being done to raise funds for Children with Cancer, so the best way that YOU can encourage Francois to carry on and ride like the wind is for him to see that his efforts are bearing fruit.
Here are a few photos of the first leg which he has just finished.
Francois will take a 15 minute break at Ohringstad and then begin Leg 2.
Sms “GOLD” to 40770 to make a quick, once-off R20 Donation
Please go to Francois’s United Challenge For Little Fighters Cancer Trust Back-a-Buddy Page to support him in his quest to raise funding for Children with Cancer by making a donation.
Drop us a message on our Facebook Page if you do either of the above so we can keep Francois updated… donations and pledges coming in are a great motivation….
Francois is asking corporate companies to pledge to donating on a sliding scale, based on the 6 legs of the 24 Hour Challenge to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust:
- If he finishes leg 1 of the 6 within the 24 hours: Donate R100.00
- If he finishes legs 1 & 2 of the 6 within the 24 hours: donate R250.00
- If he finishes legs 1, 2 & 3 of the 6 within the 24 hours: donate R500.00
- If he finishes legs 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the 6 within the 24 hours: donate R750.00
- If he finishes legs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 within the 24 hours: donate R1 000.00
- If he finishes ALL SIX LEGS (440km) WITHIN 24 HOURS: donate R2 500.00 to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust
As the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a fully registered NPO with PBO status and a certified Level 4 B-BEEE Contributor, full Section 18 A tax benefits and 100% B-BEEE score applies to all donations received for The 24 Hour Challenge.
We ask for your full support of this incredibly inspirational young man’s efforts! By Supporting his selfless enthusiastic and passion-driven initiative, you will be supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness and many other types of support that the Little Fighters Cancer Trust offers Children Fighting Cancer and their families across South Africa.
If you commit to a pledge, as set out above, you will receive a feedback email on October 6th confirming how many legs Francois completed within the allotted 24 hours, plus an invoice for the amount you committed to donating. Your Section 18A and B-BEEE documentation, will be issued as soon as proof of payment is received by firstname.lastname@example.org
If you simply wish to applaud this student’s amazing commitment at an age when most are concerned with parties, fashion and self-centred lifestyles, and would like to show him your support by making a donation in his name, please feel free to do so via one of the following methods:
Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62277783249
Branch Code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
Reference: Company Name+24
Please email proof of payment to email@example.com to have your Section 18A tax certificate and B-BEEE score documentation issued.
NPO Registration Number: 089-376
PBO Registration Number: 9300 37 657
Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Contact: Media, Donations and Sponsorships: Mandie Erasmus
Office Hours: 021 863 0249 ǀ Cell: 073 729 6155