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Weʼre raising £2,120 to support two educational and community projects in Africa by cycling from Purley to Amsterdam over four days. Each aiming to raise £265

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A select few of road hardy cyclists from Tjarks and Tjarks Design will attempt the long and windy road from Purley to Amsterdam, not by air, not by sea, but by bike.

Having conquered France in 2017, the highly successful 'Purley to Paris' raised £1350 for the Soi Dog Foundation. This year the team is back together (with a few new comers) with an aim to raise over £2000. There are so many great charities around the world that we would love to support however this year our focus goes to Zambia and Rwanda where some of the educational and community projects are making a life changing difference.

Eight of us from work are riding approximately 350 miles from our office in Purley (just south of London) to the famous canals of Amsterdam. Spread over 4 days, we will travel via Dover, Bruges and Breda, with each leg of the journey lasting a gruelling 8 hours.

1. “Tukongote” / Zambia

Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.(Nelson Mandela).

Tukongote Projects in Zambia was created by Waterberry Lodge in Livingstone, near the Victoria Falls. Tukongote supports a range of educational projects in nearby villages along the banks of the Zambezi river. The project has recently funded and opened a new Preschool and Primary School, and has also created a Library and Study Centre for the whole local community with 27.000 books, which were donated by the UK organisation Books2Africa. By supporting many underprivileged children with school uniforms, school fees and educational materials, Tukongote is paving the way to a better life for many of the young boys and girls. After successful completion of primary school, Tukongote also supports a number of talented students to attend Secondary School.

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2. “Humanity for Children” / Rwanda

Rwanda is a small country, but it is one of the most densely populated countries in all of Africa. Since the devastating genocide in 1994, the country has leaped to the continent’s forefront in economic growth, safety, educational reform and partnerships with the Western world. Young soccer players in Kazo Village in Rwanda love the game of "futbol”. The new Turanyi (Neighbor) Project hopes to capitalise on this love by using football to keep Rwanda children in school and to help them develop self-discipline, non-violent ways of dealing with conflict, and the knowledge and behaviours that prevent them from getting HIV/AIDS.

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    14 days ago
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    Thanks to everyone who kindly donated, I have smashed my target raising £348! After a tough first day to Dover, we tackled each day as it came, with my legs getting more painful by the day. Few Facts: Passports forgotten: 1, Miles cycled: 370+, Most miles in one day: 100, Overall time: 26h 30mins, Accidents / falls: 3, Nico's near falls in the canal: 1, Bars, gels and bananas: 1,000,000... Schnitzels: 8. Strava: Thanks again for your generous donations which will have a huge impact on our two charities.

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Page last updated on: 9/14/2018 2:04 PM



  • Stephen Curzon

    Stephen Curzon

    Sep 14, 2018

    Well done Charlie - sorry this is a bit after the event!! Jane & Steve x


  • Henny


    Aug 29, 2018

    Well done Charlie!


  • David & Jane

    David & Jane

    Aug 28, 2018

    Keep pedalling!


  • H Ashford

    H Ashford

    Aug 27, 2018

    Well done Charlie - hope you enjoy the cycle ride (I send Safari guests to the folks at Waterberry Lodge now & again!!)


  • Ed Hale

    Ed Hale

    Aug 23, 2018

    Good luck!!


  • Anonymous


    Aug 23, 2018

    Keep it up


  • Max Ashford

    Max Ashford

    Aug 22, 2018

    Go on Charlie!


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