Local news

Charity Ride: Making a difference across 5 provinces

The ride will take place from July 2 to July 16 and people can join in to make a difference and create a brighter future for South Africa's youth.

Pediatric Care Africa (PCA) is gearing up for an extraordinary charity event—the second “On-Trac-Tor” journey.

Covering an impressive 2 500 km through five provinces, this trek aims to raise awareness and funds for children in South Africa that requires medical treatment, surgeries and baby food.

The ride will take place from July 2 to July 16 and people can join in to make a difference and create a brighter future for South Africa’s youth.

The campaign serves three vital purposes:

  1. Providing Essential Support: By participating in this ride, PCA generates awareness and collect funds for medical care, surgeries, and baby food for children across South Africa. Since 2017, they have made a significant impact, offering free medical care to 6 797 individuals, specialised treatment to 1 327 children, life-changing surgeries to 116, and distributing essential supplies, including 409t of food parcels, 6 023 tins of baby formula, and 7 023 packets of baby porridge.
  2. Raising Awareness of Child Safety: According to PCA’s research, In South Africa, approximately 1 014 children are tragically killed each year, with 1 184 subjected to attempted murder. Furthermore, 24 387 cases of sexual offenses, 7 815 cases of assault with intent to cause harm, and 10 829 incidents of common assault were reported against children last year.
  3. Supporting the Fight Against Farm Attacks and Murders: PCA stands united with the 911 Riders, advocating for a safer environment and joining the fight against farm attacks and murders. “Together, we can raise awareness and work towards a better future,” Surika van der Merwe, the secretary of PCA, said.

How Can You Get Involved?

  • Sponsor Dr. Andre Hattingh, the dedicated rider, by making a per-km donation for his tractor journey.
  • Make a one-time or monthly donation to provide aid to the children in need.
  • Donate various types of baby food to ensure nourishment for those in need.
  • Contribute baby milk (all types) to assist mothers who are unable to breastfeed.
  • Support the tractor ride by donating diesel fuel.
  • Become a volunteer with PCA and help create a lasting impact.

Proposed Route:

Day 1 – (July 2): White River/Nelspruit to Burgersfort via Sabie and Lydenburg
Day 2 – (July 3): Burgersfort to Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
Day 3 – (July 4): Potgietersrus (Mokopane) to Thabazimbi (Tractor check)
Day 4 – (July 5): Thabazimbi to Koster
Day 5 – (July 6): Koster to Wolmaransstad
Day 6 – (July 7): Wolmaransstad to Hartswater
Day 7-8 – (July 8-9): Hartswater (Stay over x 2 nights and Tractor check)
Day 9 – (July 10): Hartswater to Winburg
Day 10 – (July 11): Winburg to Clarens
Day 11 – (July 12): Clarens to Colenso
Day 12 – (July 13): Colenso to Vryheid via Dundee
Day 13 – (July 14): Vryheid to Piet Retief
Day 14 – (July 15): Piet Retief to Badplaas
Day 15 – (July 16): Badplaas to White River via R33 & R38

For more information or to get involved, contact PCA’s offices on 076 229 5663.

 

Related Articles

 
Back to top button