Pastor Brad Jones: Going the second mile

2018-03-01 06:01
Jeffreys Bay Pastor Brad Jones is set to take part in the exhausting 36ONE MTB Challenge in Oudtshoorn to raise funds for JBay’s 7th Heaven Children’s Haven. With him are his wife, Vicky, and their son, Benjamin.                                   Photo:SUPPLIED

Jeffreys Bay Pastor Brad Jones is set to take part in the exhausting 36ONE MTB Challenge in Oudtshoorn to raise funds for JBay’s 7th Heaven Children’s Haven. With him are his wife, Vicky, and their son, Benjamin. Photo:SUPPLIED

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“IT’S not how you talk – it’s how you walk,” seems to be the motto according to which Jeffreys Bay Baptist Pastor Brad Jones lives.

He recently decided to take part in the exhausting 36ONE MTB Challenge in Oudtshoorn to raise funds for JBay’s 7th Heaven Children’s Haven.

He is undertaking this venture on his own, with a friend from Johannesburg, Richard van Lieshout to help lessen the murderous impact of the 360km off-road cycling on April 22. Besides their love for cycling, they want the public to be aware of the children’s haven that cares for abandoned and “children in risk.”

Volunteer director Irene Bradley explains their vision: “7th Heaven has a number of permanent children, as well as children that are looked after for different lengths of time. We believe education is key for these children, and we want to give them the best opportunity to alter the trajectory of their lives.” Since education is costly they decided to do the 36ONE Challenge to raise awareness for the altruistic work, and to raise funds for school fees and materials. This was how Pedal for School Fees came into being.

Pastor Jones realises the immense challenge lying ahead of them, but caring for the future well-being of those in need seems more important than the physical aches and pains that will follow after the race.

Members of the public are asked to kindly donate towards this worthy cause. Donations can be made directly to the haven. Use Cycle and your surname as reference. If requested, a tax invoice will be supplied on receipt of proof of payment which can be emailed to info@7thheavenchildrenshaven.co.za.

All donations are tax deductible. Corporate or individual sponsors are welcome. You may sponsor per kilometre or as a once off donation.

Cheque Account holder: 7th Heaven Children’s Haven, FNB branch code 210515, account nr. 62227513969.

Residents may also donate via Givengain on https://www.givengain.com/ap/cycleforschoolfees/.

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