3rd Round of over 1800 deliveries to commence week 11 May

Mrs Speelman spoke on behalf of a thankful community this morning. This was unexpected and renewed our belief and drive for this mission. We need to continue the food drive until at least the end of June 2020. To do so, we appeal for further donations.

The plan has worked well and all food parcel distributions are funnelled through one responsibly managed operation thus avoiding duplication.

One delivery of 250 food parcels costs R50 000. Each parcel contains sustenance ingredients such as maize meal, sugar, eggs, rice, soup packs, flour, milk, oil. They are distributed to the Sea Vista elderly, single women and children with no income and the most desperate firstly in each round and after 4 weeks of distribution now, the households can’t believe that they will receive a 3rd parcel soon. Some say they have never seen assistance at this scale. And the evidence is clear: everyone is calm, awaits their turn, are thankful without complaints and we haven’t seen any unruly behavior as experienced elsewhere in SA.

It’s important to note that there is a concise database of names and addresses to whom we have delivered. Before drawing conclusions when you hear from someone who says they aren’t on a list or have not received, please check with us.

As you can imagine, this is a large-scale operation, but is really making difference. Be part of it and please consider a donation, no matter how small:

Account Name: FOSSFAR
Standard Bank
Acc No 186512139
Humansdorp Branch (050015)
Please use reference: Food relief/Surname

We thank you in advance and will report back each step of the way

 

 

Big Wave Surfer Bromley Does His Bit For Covid

Bromley in Indonesia before lockdown

Bromley in Indonesia before lockdown

Cape Town, South Africa – Many people are struggling to come to terms with what is happening in South Africa, and how life has changed. Others, like Cape Town big wave surfer Matt Bromley, has simply put his head down and is working towards helping people less fortunate during this time of uncertainty. 

Monster Energy athlete Bromley is moving from project to project in his efforts to help the needy during the time of COVID-19. We caught up with him.

Hi, Matt How’s Lockdown treating you?

I’m naturally quite an introverted person, so I have been enjoying the inside vibes. I’ve been trying to be productive with my time and set a strict routine between work, training, making great meals and downtime.

What have you been doing to keep surfing fit?

To stay fit I’ve been doing some breath-hold courses with our neighbours, and workouts in the car park 5-6 times a week, working on bodyweight training with sprints in between.

Lastly, I’ve tied a leash to the side of the swimming pool and doing sprints against the resistance of the leash. This exercise gets my heart rate up, and I go straight into dive downs to hold my breath with my lungs burning.

Tell us about your current project? You are donating 50% of your 101 Learn Online course income to the 9 Miles Project, and they are feeding people?

Yes. We’re giving 50% of all my 101 Learn Online surf courses, for the next two weeks, to the 9 Miles Project. I’ve been working with them for many years and know how incredible their initiatives are. They’ve ramped up their outreach to serving 1500 meals, seven days a week to the Strandfontein informal settlements. Nigel and his team are doing incredible work, connecting, educating and feeding the communities up there.

Bromley & Friends

Bromley & Friends

Tell us about the courses.

Thanks. We have three online courses: 

Learn To Surf 
High-performance Surfing and Barrel Riding
Bigger Wave Riding

How has it been going?

Last month we were working with Surf Pop and this month with 9 Miles. It’s not a time for making profits, but more the time to look outward. It’s a cliche, but we all should be so grateful. I’ve been thinking about how to add value to others. If everyone woke up and said, “who am I going to add value to today?”, our city would be such a fantastic place. There are so many in dire need of help. Now is the time to be giving, whether it is R50 or R1000 or more. We all need to seek out a cause, get behind an initiative and do our little bit to help. 

Are you getting some good results?

We helped to raise R200,000 for Surf Pop, and we’ve raised some awareness for our online courses, which is great. We’re now turning our attention to 9Miles to help them with support.

For more information on Matt’s excellent online surfing courses – https://www.101learn.online/product/learn-to-surf-matt-bromley/

For more on the 9 Miles Project – https://9milesproject.org

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