Spirit of Belron Challenge 2015 raises ZAR13million

23 February 2016 

We’re delighted to announce that we raised a fantastic sum of €795,000 for Afrika Tikkun through the Spirit of Belron Challenge 2015. Read on to find out how this makes a difference, and put the date in your diary for our 15th anniversary of swimming, cycling and running for Afrika Tikkun.

The Spirit of Belron Challenge event at Dorney Lake, Windsor, saw over 1500 of us come together to take part in a triathlon, duathlon or fun run.

The Spirit of Belron Challenge is much bigger than just a one-day event. Last year, we held over 100 events across our business, involving 10,000 employees, in support of Afrika Tikkun.

Click here to find out more about the events held throughout the year.

Where does our fundraising go?

The great thing about our fundraising is that we don't exclusively support just one project for Afrika Tikkun - our donations go to the programmes that need the most support. To give you a perspective of how valuable our fundraising efforts are, the funds we have raised together is enough to keep the programmes at the Uthando Centre, in Johannesburg, running for a year!

The Uthando Centre, is one of five Afrika Tikkun's centres that supports communities that have become a haven for gangsterism, drug lords, illegal immigrants and prostitutes.

In one year, the Uthando Centre serves over 150,000 meals and reaches out to about 10,000 people in the community and supports over 1000 beneficiaries in the following programmes:

  • Early Childhood Development - 243 beneficiaries

  • Child and youth development - 643 beneficiaries

  • Skills and entrepreneurial development - 79 beneficiaries

  • Gender Based Violence programme - 213 beneficiaries

  • Young Urban Women programme - 63 beneficiaries

  • Family Support programme - 519 beneficiaries

  • Empowerment programme - 493 beneficiaries

Your fundraising has helped to purchase bikes for Afrika Tikkun's sports development programme.

This programme enables Afrika Tikkun's beneficiaries to join us at our triathlon events in Las Vegas, Cologne and Eton Dorney.

Save the Date - Saturday 24th September 2016

We're looking forward to raising lots of money throughout the year as part of the Spirit of Belron Challenge. The challenge will, once again, lead up to the Spirit of Challenge Event at Eton Dorney on Saturday 24th September. This is the 15th year of swimming, cycling and running for Afrika Tikkun and it promises to be even bigger and better than before!

Look out for more information coming soon!

Watch the Spirit of Belron Challenge 2015 highlights video.