Over a ten week period, Auric Auto’s Shiraaz Mia has embarked on a cycling campaign to raise funds for the VOC Bursary Fund. By Sunday, Mia had already completed over 500km, exceeding his initial goal, with still a few more weeks to go.
“We began in Wynberg, going through Salt River, the City centre, Camps bay, Llandudno through the back of Oceanview and ending up in Wynberg again,” Mia explained during his cycle session on Sunday.
Taking one project at a time, Mia said that he was up for any challenge to raise awareness or funds for a worthy cause.
Mia along with five other cyclists completed about 100 km on Sunday morning. His efforts are focused on corporate businesses for a donation toward the VOC Bursary fund. The fund itself has already assisted hundreds of inspiring young and old students with their funds to complete their further education.
“My family has been extremely supportive in this venture. They have encouraged me to wake up in the early hours of the morning regardless of the cold weather conditions at times,” Mia added.
Last year, Mia’s colleague, Teddy Govender ventured on a running programme in order to assist in funds towards the VOC’s Bursary project, having donated thousands of rands towards shaping the academic future of young hopefuls in the community.
The VOC Bursary Fund is already available to the public. The application can be obtained either at the VOC offices at 02 Queens Park Avenue, Salt River or get a copy at www.vocfm.co.za. VOC (Ra’eesah Isaacs)