ER Consulting hands over funds for 17 bicycles to Qhubeka

We’ve written previously about intrepid father and daughter team, Colin and Bianca Cooper, and their 9 Peaks Tour for Qhubeka. Earlier this week, one of their sponsors, ER Consulting, where Bianca works as a doctor, handed over a donation of R37 724.00 raised through the tour – enough for 17 bicycles! Here’s what Bianca wrote about it at Heavy Metal Bikes:

Hi all

Today we handed over the donation from 9 Peaks Tour’s sponsor ER Consulting Inc to Qhubeka, a total of R37724 (enough for 17 bicycles!). We are very fortunate to have had ER Consulting Inc supporting us as part of their ER Adventure initiative for their employees, not to mention allowing me to take 6 weeks of leave to complete our epic cycle/hike. Colin’s Buffalo bicycle, with over 30000km on the clock, was admired by all. We are looking forward to our next challenge, Ocean2Sani, starting this weekend. In the meantime, some photos from the handover.


The cheque

From left to right: Dr Izak Maree, Dr Peter Anderson, Dr Bianca Cooper, Ms Gaylene Campbell, Mr Colin Cooper, Mrs Maggie Cooper.

Colin and Maggie with Gaylene, who accepted the donation on behalf of Qhubeka.

Bianca with Dr Izak Maree and Dr Peter Anderson, ER Consulting Inc directors.

The 9 Peaks tour Team


Thanks so much, Bianca, Colin and ER Consulting! We really appreciate your support and you’ve ensured another 17 children will be able to get to school faster and more safely through the bicycles you have funded.