Since investments in ECD have massive long-term impact, these off-road cyclists with a passion for adventure were invited to push their limits to unlock the potential in thousands of lives by raising money for improving ECD in Sweetwaters with iThemba Projects by completing an everlasting challenge.
Even though he was still recovering from chicken pox, Rich, the event organizer, still participated and completed 27 hours of continuous riding, completing the 8848 vertical meters. Most of the other riders completed the height in about 20 hours, with the youngest cyclist Willie van Eck, completing in a world-class 16 hours. One rider, Ann Blewett, completed a 34 hour ride, doing over 10 500 vertical meters, setting a new ladies record. Of the 8 riders who started, 7 completed the challenge. The course was on the Hilton College Estate. Because of the extreme nature of the event, Hilton College boys did not participate, but were challenged to contribute to iThemba through a 5 mile fun run later in the term, raising 30 thousand Rand for the cause.
“A lot of people we spoke to about this event said “Oh that’s impossible, you can’t do that,” says Rich about the event. “Yet what I’ve learned is that yes, something is hard, but it’s not impossible. The limits we put on ourselves are not real. The human body is an amazing thing. It’s just a matter of mindset and saying, “I will do this and no one can stop me.”
Rich is already dreaming up his next extreme cycling event - hoping for an Everesting world record in December, or an extreme endurance ride in the new year. “I hope along with the extreme cycling events, we can also have some awareness raised about a bigger issue,” says Rich. If kids can get the foundation they need in life, the possibility of impact on their world is limitless.
Attached is a photo of Rich (his instagram is rich_ridr )
News supplied by iThemba.
On average, our UP.Ed users have progressed 2.5 grades over the past 10 months. This means that if a learner started a section on a grade 8, they have worked through grade 8, grade 9 and are now busy with grade 10.
We are giving free demonstrations of the UP.Ed app to local schools. If you believe that a school could benefit from the app, kindly encourage them to contact us.
“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.” –Chuck Grassley
News supplied by UP.Ed.
It is time for our EARLY CHRISTMAS SALE weekend - this coming weekend from Thursday, 14th, until Sunday, 17th November, from 9am to 4pm daily, we are offering 20% off all our plants!!
Unfortunately this does not include roses or citrus trees, as we buy these in, so they will only be discounted by 10%!
The nursery is full to bursting with our gorgeous, home grown plants at our usual reasonable prices, less 20%, so don't miss out on these amazing deals.
There is a lot of rain predicted so perhaps wear gumboots or schloompy shoes that you don't mind getting muddy!!
News supplied by Tanglewood Nursery.
Egypt is the World's Premier tourist destination for Historical sightseeing. From the mysterious pyramids of Giza, to the Nile's West bank, to the 3000 year old temples of Abu Simbel and the beguilingly beautiful coptic Cairo, those with an interest in ancient civilisation will find themselves in heaven on holiday in Egypt. Activities in Egypt include diving and snorkelling on the coral reefs, river cruises on the Nile, camel treks into the Sahara.
- Share twin accommodation
- 4 nights in Cairo with breakfast
- 3 nights Nile Cruise on full board basis
- Return airport transfers
- English speaking guide
- Tours as per itinerary
- Personal items
- Any services not mentioned
Valid until March 2020
T's & C's Apply
News supplied by Hilton Travel.
Laddsworth Primary School collected toys, stationery, balls, skipping ropes and toiletries for the Siyabonga Care Centres during October.
Mrs Jackie Ponsford, a representative from Siyabonga, as well as German volunteers, Marieke Stoll and Sophie Jürgens, collected the items from Laddsworth on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.
They were overwhelmed by the generous amount of items collected. Siyabonga will distribute these items to those in need at their Care Centres.
L-R: Mr Neelan Pillay (Deputy Headmaster), Ms Marieke Stoll (volunteer from Germany), Ms Sophie Jürgens (volunteer from Germany), Mrs Jackie Ponsford (Siyabonga Representative), Mr Gavin Lambooy (Headmaster)
News supplied by Laddsworth Primary School.
Asked about her hopes and aspirations, Andiswa said: “I aim to achieve exposure in a way that benefits me, as well as our School Restaurant - and to mature in my career. The responsibilities I have been given will help me in my endeavour to develop within the culinary industry and, one day, I hope to look back, with pride, at the people I have impacted.” Andiswa is aware of the testing time ahead.
“Challenges in a kitchen become a way of life,” she says, adding that she deals with them by telling herself that challenges come, and they go. “They are a part of life,” is her philosophical approach. Having been a student and an employee at the school, Andiswa is familiar with the ethics here.
As a teenager she waitressed, and was employed as chef de partie at Hartford House, so she is confident she will fill the position effectively.
Born in the Eastern Cape and raised primarily in KwaZulu-Natal, Andiswa has dreams of being a successful businesswoman.
Pictured above Andiswa Mqudlana.
I'm writing this email to you with a heavy heart and unable to hold back tears. Today's storm and heavy rain has destroyed our cabin which is used by the Grade 2.
As I write I'm standing in the ruins not knowing what to do or where to turn. I'm devastated, worried, confused and anxious as I don't know where I will put my children tomorrow.
I'm writing to you for help, I have nowhere to turn. Not only that I have to take some of the kids with me home as their shacks have been destroyed. If you can help,please,please help me.
Supplied by Zandile at Never Never Land Creche.
As part of our #CommitToAct #SaveLives-SpeakUp and #SaveKidsLives campaign SADD have been funded by Community Chest and N3TC to make learners safer on the roads.
The first step was engaging with principals, assessing the roads, painting pedestrian crossings and School ahead and 40km speed limit signs were hung up around the schools. In 2020 we will work with the educators and learners, and start road safety clubs at the schools.
Thanks to donations from Clicks, N3TC, Howick Pharmacy, Kubela Store, Trucksurance and The Fabric Gallery we were able to make a small difference in the lives of 27 Road Crash Victims at Greys, Edendale and Northdale Hospitals.
Many of the victims have either no or very infrequent visitors, either have been or will be hospitalized for extended periods of time and this then made the SADD teams visit, support and the gift bag so special to them.
The majority of the victims we visited had been pedestrians walking on the verge, or drivers and passengers abiding by the road rules. Most of the crashes had been caused by other reckless and intoxicated drivers. Road conditions, e.g. gravel roads, wet roads, potholes, no pavements or lighting were other leading reasons for the crashes.
SADD would therefore like to promote the erecting of guard rails in high traffic areas and in public transport drop-off collection points. There is an ongoing need for Road Safety Awareness campaigns to be run by the Department of Transport and by other road safety specialists like SADD.
Again, we found that many passengers were not buckled up. It was difficult to correctly quantify the number of intoxicated drivers, as many victims became unconscious and did not remember specific details.
SADD were also able to hand out training manuals to doctors at the 3 Hospitals as part of our preventative and educative work.
We hope by sharing the road crash victim stories with the public we will highlight the financial and emotional devastation that crashes cause to victims and their families and how it places an unnecessary and enormous burdens on our health system.
Pictured above: Zebra crossing at Nogqaza Primary School.
News supplied by SADD.
25 December at 8h30 Christmas Day Service
18h00 ‘Nine Lessons & Carols’ Service
23 December 18h00 Quiet Christmas
24 December 17h00 Children’s Christmas Service
23h00 Midnight Service
25 December 07h00 Christmas Morning Service
09h00 Christmas Morning Family Service
25th December 09h00 Christmas Service
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Voigts Group is a property and agricultural business based in Mount Verde Estate in Hilton. Our focus is Urban Agriculture- combining a farming lifestyle with a secure and safe environment to raise a family as well as being on the doorstep of amenities and some of the country’s best schools.
Mount Verde estate offers various sized plots to allow for a plethora of farming activities and plenty space for your kids and family to gather and play. Our beautiful equestrian centre allows for those who have horses to have stabling that is within the estate gates and offers only the best for your horses.
Mount Verde is a unique environment to live in and one that can create a self-sustaining lifestyle. Not only does Voigts Group offer a farming lifestyle, but we also have available stands in a once in a lifetime private game reserve the banks of Albert Falls dam. This reserve allows for a variety of family packed activities and the roaming wildlife make the lifestyle that much more unbelievable.
Come and view our vacant plots.
News supplied by Voigts Group.
9:20 pm The Name On The Drum / Roarke Angelbright collaboration!
The Unassuming Roadshow is a tour collaboration between Roarke Angelbright (singer-songwriter) and The Name On The Drum (Indie/folk duo). Original music focused with some unique covers thrown in. They went on an Eastern cape tour and Gauteng tour together as The Unassuming Roadshow, and now bring you the best of both these acts, as TNOTD and Roarke Angelbright combine their talents to bring the evening to what promises to be a remarkable close!
8:30 pm The Name On The Drum
“The Name On The Drum” is an alternative rock, folk and indie band that focuses on playing original music but they also insert a variety of covers into their live shows. Ranging their sound from full electric to simple acoustics, "The Name On The Drum" uses all the tools at their disposal to create a unique blend of honest, thought provoking song-writing with absorbing musical performances.
With influences that include, Rise Against, Bob Dylan, Frightened Rabbit, The National, Angus & Julia Stone and Gregory Alan Isakov, their song writing also creates awareness of current world issues.
When the band was formed in 2011 the plan was to have a different 'name on the drum' at each performance, now they simply go by "The Name On The Drum" or "TNOTD". Current performing members are brothers Ben and Nat Bruzas. Who, in July 2019 released their independently recorded and produced second EP "Souvenirs". They are based in Hillcrest and have played extensively around KZN, as well as touring Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.
7:40 Roarke Angelbright
Roarke Angelbright is a singer-songwriter from Westville. The 19-year-old solo artist puts a unique twist on his performances by using a loop station. He records backing to his songs live and on the spot. Percussion, rhythm, riffs and whatever else he needs is played, live, on one guitar, and looped to create a more full, 'band sound'. He plays a variety of unique covers and original songs. His style takes influences from folk, blues and even small elements of hip-hop in his rythmic beats - but overall it is probably best described as acoustic rock. Roarke played in the 2014 Durban International Blues Festival, at the age of 17, as well as many other venues throughout KZN. He became a solo act in the beginning of 2016 when he began singing and looping live for the first time.
7:00 pm Cashmere Karly
Cashmere Karly is a relatively new duo comprised of Maryke Jonsson and Charles Webster. They perform a mixture of melodic rock and pop songs, with a special love for ballads that involve harmony. With songs rearranged to suit their particular blend of smooth vocals and tasteful instrumentation, Charles (guitar) and Maryke (keyboard) both sing lead and harmony to create a smooth, evocative sound that draws on a variety of inspirations from Bradley Cooper to Sarah Jarosz, Lewis Capaldi and KT Tunstall.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
MiTH takes place every second Wednesday at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Doors open at 6pm and the music will kick off at 7pm. Entrance is R40 at the door. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for sale.
DIRECTIONS TO MiTH:
Take the N3 to Hilton, take the Hilton turnoff and go South into the Village (away from Hilton College). Travel 5,2km along Hilton Avenue (past two sets of traffic lights and Crossways Pub) and keep going straight as Hilton Avenue turns into Dennis Shepstone Drive. At the 5,2km mark, Knoll Drive will be on your right – the entrance to MiTH is the *second* entrance on your left into The Knoll Historic Guest Farm.
News supplied by MiTH.
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