Our Global charity is Enduro Africa – the Ride for Life!
Enduro Africa is a unique and challenging motorcycle adventure in aid of 4 amazing causes – UNICEF, Sentebale, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Touch Africa.
Motorcycle adventurers from all over the world will tackle 8 days of dusty and demanding riding through some of South Africa’s most rugged and isolated terrain – the famous Wild Coast!
Enjoy this 8 minute video from the rider’s perspective.
Please contact Gary Patterson if you would like to donate and participate in the fun!
Phone: (760) 481-4398
For 60 years UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 156 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF helps children receive the support, health care and education they need to cope with the threats of childhood poverty – such as preventable disease or malnutrition – and grow up to become healthy adults.
Every year we donate a motorcycle and raise money to help save the lives of some of Africa’s poorest children and families.
Sentebale is a dynamic new charity with a mission to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children. The name Sentebale means “forget me not” which is also the charity’s call to action. It was founded by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso in memory of their campaigning mothers to help the forgotten victims of poverty and of the HIV/Aids epidemic ravaging this small mountain kingdom.
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund was founded by Mr. Mandela in 1994. He committed one-third of his annual Presidential salary to found and perpetuate the Fund – R150,000 each year for five years.
Mr. Mandela’s vision was to protect, nurture and develop the next generation of South Africans, to ensure a better life for them and a stronger future for the country he loved.
The Touch Africa initiative was started by Mike Glover, owner of Eastern Cape based Red Cherry Adventures. The concept was borne out of Enduro Africa. Seeing the enormous need in the areas through which the Enduro Africa ride took place, Touch Africa was established to address some of the many problems encountered by the local community en route.
Touch Africa specifically targets the health and education sectors, with particular reference to rehabilitation of facilities and focuses on:
The requests from the rural villages are simple, they usually ask for clean toilets, gym equipment, sporting equipment, a soccer pitch, a fresh coat of paint and a happy place to learn. It is with your contribution, that we are able to make these dreams become reality.
Our local charity is “Restart San Diego,” which is the Institute of Real Estate Management that provides training, mentoring and job placement for disadvantaged single parents and abused people.