Bike race to support learners from the Sundays River Valley

2017-04-13 06:01
<Learners supported by the Sundays River Citrus Company Foundation Trust high-five a participant in a previous PwC Great Zuurberg Trek.                   Photo:SUPPLIED

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The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race has once again nominated the Sundays River Citrus Company Foundation Trust as one of its beneficiaries for this year’s event.

“The partnership would go a long way in helping develop education in the Sundays River Valley as well as raise awareness about the area,” said Det Bakker, liaison officer for the SRCC Foundation Trust.

He explained that the foundation, founded to help those in the area, acted as the social development leg of the Sundays River Citrus Company.

Bakker said proceeds from the event would go towards a number of education based projects.

“The funds will help us finance bursaries which we can then offer to learners from the Valley. We want to give them opportunities they would otherwise never have had.

“The other initiative we hope to grow is the transport system for pupils. We are trying to get a school bus system off the ground. It is through the help and generosity of organisations that we will hopefully be able to make all of this a success,” Bakker said.

Kirkwood High School, Sundays River Primary School and Hermitage House are a few of the schools supported by the foundation, with learners and teachers, along with local residents, offering support at the event.

The race passes through the Sundays River Valley and it provides insight to people visiting from across the country about what is happening in the area.

  • The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will take place from May 26 to 28. For more information go to www.greatzuurbergtrek.co.za

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