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‘Cycling for Charity’ campaign to launch

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Continuing in the same vein as last year’s hugely successful Charity in Motion campaign, Auric Auto has once again recommitted itself to raising funds towards the VOC bursary fund. However, the popular campaign will be run under a new banner this year, titled ‘Cycling for Charity’.

The rechristened initiative will be led by Auric Auto’s sale executive, Shiraaz Mia, who will spend the next nine weeks cycling between the Auric Auto dealership in Claremont, towards Jubilee Square in Simons Town. The campaign will take place every Sunday morning, and will culminate with the closing ceremony of the VOC festival on the 30th November.

Despite having set an initial goal of completing 500km, Mia said he was hopeful of pushing past that target. He added that they would be aiming to complete at least 50km’s per ride.

The campaign will seek to raise funds for VOC’s Bursary Fund, and Mia noted that Auric Auto would be sending out pledge forms to its various business partners, who would be able to make financial pledges should he complete the 500km goal.

“Basically they will do the pledging, and I will stick to the cycling aspect,” he said.

Mia called on members of the community to take part in the campaign, and he expressed confidence that they would have a huge group by the time it concluded on the weekend of the VOC festival.

“We are encouraging as many people as possible that can come in and join us. We will probably leave around 7:30AM and we plan to be back about 10AM,” he explained.

Those not planning to take part in the Cycling for Charity campaign are still urged to make donations towards the VOC’s Bursary Fund.

The campaign kicks off on the 28th September and will take place every Sunday throughout October and November, apart from the weekend of Eid al-Adha.

VOC will be linking up with Mia every Sunday morning at 7:30AM, as well as conducting a progress update at 8:55AM. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)

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