Celebrating Madiba Day

Celebrating Madiba Day

The Tokai Blog and Chas Everitt are set to join South Africa today in its commemoration of Nelson Mandela day! The Chas Everitt Team have donated blankets to Somerset Retirement Home in Muizenberg and Carlisle Lodge in Fish Hoek.

Madiba Day

If you planning to take part in Nelson Mandela Day, but just clear forgot to organise anything? Here a few easy ways to give 67 minutes of your time, without much planning or worry required.

  • Bake a cake and give it away – We’re taking inspiration from Cape Town’s Girl with Cake here, but if you’re good in the kitchen then why not share your talent? Go on: whip up a chocolate cake and go give it away
  • Go introduce yourself to the neighbours – Nelson Mandela was all about building communities, and the best way to start is with the very first step,or the very first 10 steps to your neighbour’s front door. Invite their kids over to play, or take them a home-baked treat, or just knock and introduce yourself. It doesn’t take much.
  • Volunteer to wash someone’s car – Even better, set up a free carwash. A bucket, a sponge and some soapy water is all it takes to put a smile on a stranger’s dial.
  • Clean up your street – Grab your friends, or better, your neighbours, and a couple of black bags and head to pavement. The community that cleans together, well… is clean. Such an easy way to give back, and it’ll benefit you too!
  • Give blood – It’s that simple. Head to a blood donation drive or your local clinic, roll up your sleeve, sit for a while and leave. Good deed done.
  • Smile and wave – If you can’t doing anything else, then spend July 18th smiling and waving. The least you can do to spread a bit of cheer. Just acknowledging people can be a really huge service to society. You might even want to try high-fiving?

67 Minutes of Mountain Biking for Charity

67 Minutes of Mountain Biking for Charity

MTB Mandela Day

Do your bit for charity this Mandela Day and join the Full Sus and Tokai MTB Club team at Trail & Tar in Tokai for a mountain bike ride in Tokai Forest. We’ll be riding for 67 minutes on Friday afternoon and all you need to do is knock off work early (who works on a Friday afternoon in Cape Town anyway), donate R67 to Qhubeka, bring your SANParks Activity Card or R30 for entry into Tokai and meet us at Trail & Tar at 14:00.

Qhubeka are looking to purchase 67 bicycles to change the lives of 67 school children this Mandela Day and Full Sus is offering you the chance to help and do something you love while you’re at it. Click here for the full story behind 67 bicycles and click here to donate R67 via Qhubeka’s Give and Gain project.

The 67 minute ride will be a social one from Trail & Tar to the Tokai parking area, after that it’s up to you. Trundle along and enjoy a chat or activate Strava for an outlaw enduro, it’s up to you.

If you can’t make it to Trail & Tar to join us for the ride on Friday the 18th of July but decide to do a 67 minute ride and donate R67 anyway you can still stay involved by tweeting a photo of yourself with the hashtag #67minutes67bicycles to @FullSussa and @Qhubeka.

Where: Trail & Tar Unit 3, Forest Glade House, Tokai Road, Tokai, 7945.

Map: Click here.

When: Friday 18 July 2014, 14:00

Who: Invite your mates, colleagues, riding partners and life partners.

Why: To raise funds for Qhubeka and World Bicycle Relief

Weather: Yes, it’s winter but we’re riding regardless (there’s no bad weather only bad gear)

Post Ride Beverage: Join us for an ale at Peddlars on the Bend or a coffee at Tribakery depending on the weather.

Sign up: Join the Facebook event by clicking here.