Fund-raising walker reaches Toti

2016-05-18 06:00
Walking from Johannesburg on behalf of charity, Johan Nel (left) arrives in Warner Beach with Roberto Menego, founder and chairman of Brothers and Sisters For Life, being escorted by some MAC’s motorcycle club members. Photo: Supplied

Walking from Johannesburg on behalf of charity, Johan Nel (left) arrives in Warner Beach with Roberto Menego, founder and chairman of Brothers and Sisters For Life, being escorted by some MAC’s motorcycle club members. Photo: Supplied

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ON 7 May, Johan Nel arrived in Amanzimtoti after his long walk from Olivedale, Johannesburg. Nel is walking on behalf of Brothers For Life (BFL) and Sisters For Life (SFL) from Olivedale to Amanzimtoti, and then back to Gauteng, covering a distance of 1 642km.

The walk is to get donations for six rescued children, as well as help the abused women and children in squatter camps.

On arrival at Charlies Pub (Warner Beach) he was escorted by some MAC motorcycle club members on their bikes and received a warm welcome by everyone who was there.

Fund-raising took place and R5 000 was raised by the biking fraternity in 15 minutes for six children who had been taken away from their abusive families. The funds are allocated to help the grandparents who look after these children on a government pension.

A big thank you to Charlies Pub for hosting this event, as well as to MAC members and other biking clubs who attended - Megaforce MC, the free spirits, Wild Stallions, Bravados MC, Silverbacks MC, Crusaders, ARC Warriors­).

Roberto Menego, founder and chairman of Brothers and Sisters For Life said: "Johan Nel is a man of great strength. A brother of an organisation called Brothers For Life (BFL). We [the organisation] rescued abused children from drug addicted parents and need the help of the community to help the grandparents give their grandchildren a better life to what they were used to.”
“Johan, a pensioner with a damaged knee, took on the journey as a result. With the funds and donations we receive, we will be helping the [six rescued] children in furthering their schooling and assist abused women and children to get the help they need. We will also help clothe the homeless and feed all we can help.”

On 9 May, Nel started his walk back to Johannesburg, he is scheduled to arrive at Bidvest, Nissan in Germiston on 28 May.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact Menego on 074 958 3131. - Bianca Holman.

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