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1 September, 2016


 

We have raised,
R54 680 !!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

R145 320 until we reach our target!
Scroll down to read about the Keurboom fire and our interview with Cape Talk.

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Not sure how much to donate? Perhaps you could consider donating a small monthly amount for each of the 400 km hiked, or simply donate a once off amount. Every Rand is highly appreciated!

 

 

 

 

Menacing Fire Pushes Route of Hike South
 

A fire has broken out in the Keurboom corridoor and has been on going for the past 3 days. What started out as a controlled fire, has escalated due to heavy and strong berg winds. According to Working on Fire ( Facebook Page ) a total of 50 fire fighters and 2 helicopters are on the scene, working around the clock, to protect the nature reserve. Approximately 40 000 - 50 000 hectares have been burnt thus far.

An e-mail was recently received from Eden to Addo and stated the following:

"Dear E2A 2016 Great Corridor Hikers,
We need you to know that our corridor is on fire. This is of course a natural event - although we can debate the effect of climate change on fire.
Our hike takes us into extremely remote areas, a secret valley called Soetkraal, where the fire is heading with strong berg winds fanning it on through brittle dry fynbos. 
Your safety is our concern. 
We do have a plan B. We will still spend our first night in the forest . But instead of heading into areas where the fire is burning, we will head south through the forests where the last truly free elephants still roam to our spectacular Robberg Coastal Corridor. Once we have reached the Coastal Corridor we will have to be transported to the camp on the north side of the burning mountains and continue from there along the Kouga Mountains to the Skilderkrantz Corridor, to  Baviaanskloof and on to Addo"

"Here is a map of the fire position currently with the hike route indicated with black rings." - Eden to Addo

On Saturday (27th of August) our own Helen During was interviewed on the Weekend Breakfast Show, on Cape Talk. Helen spoke about The RBPS Vuleka Trust and on their upcoming hike. Listen to the interview by clicking on the button down below.

2 Days to Go!

Jo-Anne, Lisa, Helen and Debbie had their last training hike on Sunday. They are finalising their packing and will soon head off on this amazing adventure, starting their first 25 km (of 400) on Friday.

We wish all four of them an incredible and safe journey! 

Eden to Addo

Fundraising Initiative 

In September: four determined women; Helen During, Debbie Stegman, Jo-Anne Sedgwick and Lisa Walters, will embark on a 400 km hike over the strenuous Baviaanskloof mountain range to raise money for the RBPS Vuleka Trust. Together the four will walk 1600 km over three weeks, enduring  sub-zero nights, bucket baths and long drops. They will average 20 km's a day, with the longest day being a 35 km hike and the shortest being 12 km's.
This hike is considered to be one of the toughest hiking trails in South Africa.

Our goal is to raise R200 000 for the Vuleka Trust
We would deeply appreciate your becoming part of our
initiative by sponsoring us.
Any amount is welcome.

These monies will cover the foundation phase school fees (Grades 1, 2 and 3) for two new boys through 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The RBPS Vuleka Trust is a SARS registered Section 18A PBO Fund and all donations are tax deductible.

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