Letter from the co-founder of SAPeople…raising money for SA children

Live2Change Empowering Women4ChangeDear SAPeople Followers…

I have never undertaken a physical challenge in order to raise money – and Friday will be my first! A group of 30 beginner cyclists (all mums) will be setting out at 6.30 am on a 3 day cycle tour – finishing in Franshoek.

Helping South African kidsWe will be doing 35 to 50 km  per day of strenuous off road (half a day of cycling) – single and jeep tracks on mountain bikes in order to raise money for rural children of alcoholic farm workers.

My co-cyclists and I have been putting hours into the saddle (and out the saddle!) to prepare and now the time has come! (see photos below). There are thousands of little kids growing up on farms, where parents are paid in alcohol – so weekends and nights are in a stupor. These kids do not get a safe, loving home environment they need, nor the education – so the abuse cycle of addiction never seems to stop.    I’ve pledged to do a small part to help our country in its quest to heal itself – by breaking the cycles of poverty that so entrench the lives of children who desperately need to be protected and given a chance to make something of their lives.

I ask you if you would please support this cause by sponsoring any amount at all – no matter how small  – it is going to such a worthy cause – and the effort is a big one, being a novice cyclist.

Cycling challenge to raise money for poverty-stricken South African children

What to do next:  Easy…

You can email us a small pledge – and we will send you all the bank details (UK and SA) via email . Email admin@sapeople.com


Transfer directly to COOP (and reference Amanda Stergianos)

Standard Bank
Branch Code: 024109
Account: 071092846

Please reference my name :  A.Stergianos

On behalf of all the children of Goedgedacht, we  thank you from the bottom of our hearts …

PS: Don’t leave it for later, just do it now – our lives are so busy, we all mean well but we forget – and your contribution will make a difference.

Love and gratitude
Co-Founder SAReunited, SAPeople

“If you want to be happy for an hour, take a nap.  If you want to be happy for a day, go fishing.  If you want to be happy for a month, get married. 
 If you want to be happy for a year, inherit money.  If you want to be happy for a lifetime, help someone else”       (Chinese Proverb)
About Amanda Stergianos

Amanda Stergianos, founder of SAReunited, is starting a new chapter in her life. After 17 years in London, she and her husband George are taking their kids out of school and preparing for an off-the-beaten track adventure of our globe. She'll be blogging about her travels on the way...