Breast cancer patients north of Durban received a welcome dose of cash this week when an informal north coast mountain biking group – The Nutters – handed over a donation for over R4000 to the Ballito Cancer Support Network.
The money was raised with the help of internet service provider ResiNet, who sponsored cycling shirts for the cycling group as a way of raising awareness and money for breast cancer.
ResiNet offers high-speed wireless broadband internet connectivity to subscribers from Umhlanga to Salt Rock, as well as in the Highway to Pietermaritzburg area.
Sporting the signature bright pink cancer awareness ribbon on the right sleeve, The Nutters generated funds by paying for their sponsored shirts as well as giving extra donations and paying additional ‘fines’ for silly mistakes while riding, such as falling off or taking the wrong route.
ResiNet director Warren Bricknell was pleased to help a good cause. ‘We opted to support The Nutters in their charity drive as we knew they would give breast cancer a lot of exposure as they ride, and this tied in with October being focused on breast cancer.
‘In addition, we noted parallels between our growing high-speed internet service and some of the high-speed Nutters and their expanding network up the North Coast.’
The donation recipients were the Ballito Cancer Support Network (BCSN) an NPO which began four years ago and which assists cancer patients in the North Coast region.
BCSN founder Jaime Ernst, herself a cancer survivor, was on hand to accept the donation. ‘We are very grateful for the donation from ResiNet and The Nutters. We are currently known as “Hospice on Wheels” as we don’t have a base and we travel to our patients, however, our dream is to build a care home for cancer patients, in particular for the children who are suffering from this disease. It is truly amazing what can be achieved when a corporate donor teams up with a group of friendly cyclists for a good cause. The donation is a great start to realising our dream.’
To make a donation to the Ballito Cancer Support Network, please contact Jaime Ernst on 082 4422080.
For more information on ResiNet and their broadband internet service, please visit www.resinet.co.za or call 0861 ISP ISP (0861 477 477) or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on The Nutters, please find them on Facebook.
Source: Sharon Fay Public Relations