If you’ve caught World Cup fever and have been inspired to travel to South Africa, Marie Curie Cancer Care has launched a new cycling challenge which takes you across the country’s stunning Garden Route, a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa – and the home to the base camps of the Danish, French and Japanese football teams.
The 380km challenge takes place over 10 days, with six days of cycling through natural parks, forests and heathland before finishing in the Cape of Good Hope. The money raised from the challenge will allow more Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to terminally ill people in their own homes.
Community Fundraiser, Richard Scott said: “Whilst we can’t promise they’ll be vuvuzelas along the trip, there will be breathtaking scenery and it will be fantastically rewarding and suitable for anyone with a bit or grit, determination and willingness to work as part of a team. The sponsorship money raised will also allow more Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.”
The challenge takes place from 8 - 18 September 2011. For more information visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/southafrica or call 08700 340 040.
To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service, talk to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information, please visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk