A traveller that has travelled the African continent knows what it means to be lonely, sad, filled with joy watching a beautiful sunset at a big river, or just quietly watching the African full moon over Lake Malawi.
That is how I felt yesterday. Nicole and Uwe, two German overlander friends, whom I met in Ethiopia during 2008, came to visit me. They brought a donation with, as well as a donation from Anja, another German overlander. With these two donations we completed our fund raising AND exceeding the R 50 000.00 mark.
Once again, thank you thank thank you!
The Magrietjies invited for tea. Also a few cancer patients attended. I was privileged to have Ina, my sister from the USA at the function as well as Uwe and Nicole from Germany.
No you can recover from all my blog posts over the recent months. It is time to rest. Goodbye for now.
Tomorrow morning at 09:30 the Magrietjies will receive a cheque of R 48 935,53. Another donation of R 500.00 has been received yesterday.
I am so grateful for all the support I received from you.
I will post a few photographs tomorrow.
And slowly we creep on towards R 49 000… Maryna, thank you for your donation!
Today I want to thank all the people who made a bid on the bags! Unfortunately there were only five bags. Your goodwill was the driving factor that turned failure into success. I have to share this with you. My younger sister was number 5 on the bidding list until about 2 hours before the cut-off time at 24.00 on Saturday. Then there came a bid which was higher than hers, and she was out!
|2013 Ride for the Magrietjies – November|
|Ina Kalp||Handbags||R 1,500.00|
|Makkie & Herbert||Handbags||R 1,500.00|
|Josh and friends||Handbags||R 1,000.00|
|Johan Langenhoven||Handbags||R 1,000.00|
|Christine Jäger||Handbags||R 800.00|
|Bettina Grachtrupp||29-Nov||R 2,032.89|
|Robbie en Gerda Vasbyt||26-Nov||R 400.00|
|Christine R-G||26-Nov||R 200.00|
|Mrs K Ditira||15-Nov||R 100.00|
|Ernst Diekmann||13-Nov||R 1,364.93|
|Magrietjie support||12-Nov||R 320.00|
|Riding boot||11-Nov||R 2,840.00|
|Ina Bester||08-Nov||R 500.00|
|Marietjie Grové||04-Nov||R 1,000.00|
|October donations||R 18,510.00|
|September donations||R 14,772.71|
The fund raising effort for our local Magrietjies is over. Although I believe we may still receive one of two donations we were more than blessed with the amount of R 47 835.53!
Thank you to each and everyone that helped with, especially my personal Magrietjie Jakkie, Cathy and Willie who kept the fire burning, and Gerda who ensured that I sticked to the walking programme. Lastly, for Francois who came with on my ride. On the end of the first day I was so tired that I dropped the KLR. I didn’t have the strength to pick it up. Francois had to do it.
In my promise to all donors I am going to give you list of donations. Every cent of it will be paid to the Magrietjies next Thursday.
We have soft rain in the Bushveld since last night. We are so blessed.
Enjoy your Sunday.
In two days’ time the campaign for donations for the Magrietjies is over.
Today we received a donation from Bettina Grachtrupp, an ex-pupils’ exchange student. She is a German and took part in our programme some twenty years ago. Her donation took as well over R 40 000.00! Thank you so much Bettina!
On Sunday I will publish the full list of donations. I think we did pretty well seen against the background that Naboom is quite a small town.
Thank you so much for the support from so many people. The Magrietjies deserve all support that they can get. Cancer does not ask questions. it just destroys.
The lightning and thunder crashing down on us reminded us that nature is as wild and untamed as the animals in the area.
It was time to pack and ride the short stretch to Maun, the doorway for all the fly-in tourists into the delta.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
Day 3 took us in a north-westerly direction from Nata Lodge to Kasane on the banks of the beautiful Chobe River.
The distance was a mere 340 km with fuel only at Pandamatenga. We skipped re-fuelling at Pandamatenga and cruised into Kasane with each KLR still having more than 7 litres in the tank. The big fuel tank stays one of the strong points of the bike.
In a week my fund raising effort for the Magrietjies will be over. I am 99% sure we will reach R 45 000!
Five handbags are still looking for an owner. Send your offer per email to me. The five highest offers will each receive of of the bags exclusively made for the fund raising. Send your offer to lodie at naboom2germany.co.za
The bank account for all donations to the Magrietjie fund:
Name of account holder: FSA Youth Exchange
Bank: First National Bank
Account number: 620 0972 3950 (Savings)
Branch Code: 260 348
Your R 50 can help to change a cancer sufferer into a SURVIVOR!!