FUNDRAISING AND AFRIKA TIKKUN
The Spirit of Belron Challenge raises vital funds for our global charity partner, Afrika Tikkun.
We’ve been swimming, cycling and running for Afrika Tikkun since 2002 and in that time, we’ve raised just over €11m.
Afrika Tikkun believes that every child deserves to have access to everything they need to become a fulfilled adult and to reach a level of financial independence.
Throughout its 26 years, Afrika Tikkun has impacted tens of thousands of young South Africans by:
- providing aid to 29,200 children aged two to six, and a further 70,012 children in school aged seven to eighteen
- training over 10,000 young adults, 4,000 of whom have been placed into work
- supporting over 75,000 families through its social services
- providing primary healthcare services to more than 480,000 individuals
- serving more than 20 million meals.
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Over the past few months, Afrika Tikkun has helped vulnerable communities withstand the measures of Covid-19.
It has increased supplies of food and essentials to vulnerable families in the Gauteng townships of Alexandra, Diepsloot, Braamfontein, and Orange Farm, as well as Mfuleni in the Western Cape.
During the COVID-19 relief efforts, Afrika Tikkun has:
- distributed 54,477 Covid-19 food parcels
- distributed 13,594 hot meals to homeless shelters
- served 352,580 meals at its centres