Big ride raises funds for children
Cyclist Terence Osborn rode the 94.7 Cycle Race in Johannesburg twice (189 km), back to back for charity, raising a total of R19 000 for the Ikholwa Children’s Home in Roodepoort.
Montecasino joined the initiative and sponsored R10 000 towards Osborn’s ride, which was handed over to Ulrike Mann, GM of Ikholwa Children’s Home, by Mike Page, Director of Operations & Complex GM of Montecasino, on 6 February.
Says Page, “This was a sterling effort on Terence Osborn’s part for an extremely worthy cause, and we are pleased to be a part of it. Montecasino is committed to community upliftment and the Ikholwa Children’s Home provides a much-needed haven for abandoned and orphan children. Congratulations to Terence on completing the double ride and our best wishes to him and to Ikholwa in all their future endeavours.”
The Ikholwa Children’s Home, founded in 2003, consists of three homes that accommodate a total of 17 babies, toddlers, boys and girls aged 0-14 years. The home’s mission is to provide unconditional love, dignity, and family to orphaned children affected by HIV/Aids, and to improve their quality of life and give them hope for the future.
Ulrike Mann from Ikholwa thanked Terence Osborn for undertaking to ride the cycle race twice and for his efforts in raising funds for the home, and the sponsors for their generous support. “Thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored Terence on our behalf, we are truly grateful to you for your generosity. I assure you the funds will be put to good use – and will mainly go towards education and the purchasing of stationery requirements for our children.”