We love how creative our Qhubeka supporters are! They are constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to raise awareness and funds for Qhubeka. Here are a few people doing interesting things for us:
Serge Pauwels and Ine Beyen
Serge Pauwels is one of the Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders who recently took part in the Tour de France, finishing 13th in the General Classification. He and Ine decided to host a party. Instead of bringing flowers, wine or presents, they asked the guests to make a donation to Qhubeka project. In total they raised €1132 – enough to fund seven bicycles for schoolchildren in Qhubeka programmes!
Last year, Ian rode from coast to coast in England to raise funds for Qhubeka. This year, he’s taking on an even bigger challenge.
“After last years ‘Coast to Coast’ ride I felt that I had to do something ‘bigger and better’ this year in order to try and raise even more funds for Qhubeka and get more children on bikes, because we all know #BicyclesChangeLives!” he says. “I’m going to ride through five countries (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales), in four days, over three nights, on two wheels, for one cause – Qhubeka!
“In total it’s around 450+ miles, averaging over 100 miles a day, and, as I’ve never ridden such long distances on consecutive days before, I’m pretty sure it’s going to hurt! Not only is it going to be a challenge just to ride, there are logistical issues to contend with because I’ll be riding to a timed schedule, as I’ve got tickets booked for my ferry crossings and I don’t want to miss the boat.”
Arete makes and sells beautiful paper silhouette cuts. To raise funds for Qhubeka, she is donating a portion of each sale to our programmes.
“People can send me their favourite picture and then I will do a paper silhouette cut of it,” she explains. “I will donate 20% of the price to Qhubeka. In other words, Qhubeka will get R50 from each one of my A4 cuts and R70 for one of my A3 cuts.”
Below are a few samples of Arete’s work.
To order your paper silhouette cut, Arete will need a good quality photo. Simply email her your photo and order details. Prices as follows (excluding postage):
A4 (glass clip frame) black silhouette: R250
A3 (glass clip frame) black silhouette: R350
Handmade picture frames for R150 (A4) and R200 (A3)
For more info on Arete, visit her Givengain Activist page.
Thanks, Serge, Ine, Ian and Arete!
If you’re doing something fun to fundraise for Qhubeka, please let us know.
If you’re looking for fundraising ideas, here are 37 to get you started!