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The Cycle Race Across Mpumalanga

 5th October 2015!!

Francois will depart on his epic race-against-time from just outside Hoedspruit @ 14:00 on Monday 5th October in his attempt to cycle 440 Kilometres in 24 Hours!!!

Mpumalanga, formally known as Eastern Transvaal, and locally referred to as ‘The Place Where the Sun Rises’ is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa.

Mpumalanga lies in the east of South Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. In the northeast, the land rises towards mountain peaks and then terminates in an immense escarpment. In some places, this escarpment plunges hundreds of metres down to the low-lying area known as the Lowveld.

Mpumalanga is known for the saga of the 1870s gold rush era, a wealth of fascinating tribal legends, and majestic mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape.

24 hr challenge map

There are 6 stages to Francois’ 24 Hour Challenge for Childhood Cancer Awareness:

Leg 1: Hoedspruit to Ohringstad – 87.2 km
Leg 2: Ohringstad to Lydenburg – 48.6 km
Leg 3: Lydenburg to Dullstroom – 56.1km
Leg 4: Dullstroom to Carolina – 83.6 km
Leg 5: Carolina to Ermelo – 66.2 km
Leg 6: Ermelo to Volksrust – 99 km

Francois will afford himself a 15 minute break in-between each of the phases. The pace will be approximately 23-25km/hour, and he has allowed for an additional 4 hours within the 24 hour limit for eventualities.

Francois will be accompanied by one support vehicle, generously sponsored by KIA SOUTH AFRICA, and two support crew, who will make sure that he has fresh clothes, keeps hydrated, and has a constant supply of high-energy fast meals; they will also look after his general safety and well-being whilst on the road.

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Corporate Pledges

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

United Challenge is excited to announce that the first corporate donation pledge has been confirmed. This means, that a donation of R2500 will be made to Little Fighters Cancer Trust should Faf complete the entire 440km in 24 Hours.

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 mandie@littlefighters.org.za

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:

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.

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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 mandie@littlefighters.org.za to have your Section 18A tax certificate and B-BEEE score documentation issued.

PayPal Donations

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Additional Details

NPO Registration Number: 089-376
PBO Registration Number: 9300 37 657

Web Links

Little Fighters Cancer Trust

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Little.Fighters
Twitter: @LFCancerTrust
Website: www.littlefighters.org.za

Contact: Media, Donations and Sponsorships: Mandie Erasmus
Email: mandie@littlefighters.org.za
Office Hours: 021 863 0249 ǀ Cell: 073 729 6155

United Challenge

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/United-Challenge
Twitter: @UnitedChallenge

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