Cyclists pedal for local baby’s home

A group of Durban North cyclists helped raise R87 232 for the Domino Baby’s Home at the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. They are congratulated by members of the Domino Baby’s Home.
A group of Durban North cyclists helped raise R87 232 for the Domino Baby’s Home at the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. They are congratulated by members of the Domino Baby’s Home.

THE Cape Argus Cycle Tour is recognised as the world’s largest individually timed cycle race. It sees more than 35 000 cyclists tackling a route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is gruelling. For a group of Durban North cyclists, this much is true. While the amazing views afforded by the race route and the pain of cycling 109km is all part of the package, it was not their main focus.

The 21 riders made it their mission to raise funds for the Domino Foundation, in particular the Domino Baby Home. A total of R87 232 was collected through various fundraising initiatives. Each cyclist had to raise R3 000 at the starting point and Chris Pienaar (a first time Argus rider) went beyond the mark and raised R12 000. The money will now be used towards a second baby’s home on Mackeurtan Avenue.

Dave Bumberry proposed the idea of cycling for a worthy cause and settled on the Domino Baby Home for two reasons.

“When you donate to charities, you aren’t always able to see the tangible effect of your contribution. We can now see what our contributions mean. The second reason is most of us are family men and we want the best for our children. To see what fantastic work the Domino Foundation has done in the local community and the issue of abandoned babies is truly moving,” he explained.

Bumberry said the team made a point of finishing as a team when they crossed the finishing line. “We started as a team and it was only fitting to finish it that way. We received the biggest cheer on the day which was just fantastic,” he said.

Shaun Tait, from the Domino Baby Home praised the drive and determination of the group. “We are overwhelmed by the support and dedication Dave and the guys have shown. They did a phenomenal job and this will help more vulnerable children,” Tait said.

  AUTHOR
Shiraz Habbib
Journalist

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