Bev attended a recent open day at the Helderberg Hospice and now shares with us an opportunity to help the Helderberg Hospice raise funds. Read through this article, download the paperwork and get together a Club team, it can be members or your friends.

12 Hour Challenge for Charity
Cycling for Life 2019 takes place on Saturday 1 June 2019, 06h00 – 18h00 at the Activity Centre, De Hoop Primary, Somerset West. This is an indoor endurance cycling event. Sponsored teams of cyclists spin on their bikes mounted on trainers, pounding the pedals for 12 hours to raise funds for Helderberg Hospice. Each team member rides for an hour at a time and at the top of the hour the number of kilometres clocked up is recorded onto a data base. High-energy music sets the tone and fuels the pace, backed up by tasty food stalls, drinks and spot prizes throughout the day to boost the cyclists’ staying power.
Many of the cyclists ride because they have been personally touched by the special care of Helderberg Hospice. Some ride in memory of a loved one, others in solidarity with friends or family receiving treatment for cancer.

Liezl van der Merwe, PR and Guest Speaker for the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) gave a very informative talk at our weekly meeting.

The NSRI is a charity staffed by almost 1 000 volunteers who respond 24/7/365 to save lives on South African waters. Their efforts do not end there however and Liezl spoke to us about the proactive work the NSRI does in awareness raising, lobbying for effective beach signage and about the WaterWise Yazi Ngamanzi instructors who visit schools in an effort to educate children on water safety. Read further to see the fundraising opportunities

On Thursday Rotary Club Helderberg Sunrise sponsored a hole at the Aanhouwen Annual Golf Day in the Strand.

A new idea to promote Rotary Awareness was to offer all players an opportunity to win a case of wine by taking a branded flyer showing the club website details and Club President's phone number to be used to collect the case of wine if they were successful in the Lucky Draw.

The result of the Automated draw below and Congratulations to the holder of the Lucky Ticket number 43

Marianne and Nico were recently guests at the unveiling of a wall painting at the Oklahoma School in Macassar and Marianne shared this letter with us all:


Dear Rotary Members,

Nico and I were invited last Friday at the Oklahoma Straat School in Maccassar to attend the unveiling of a wall painting to promote the learners mother tongue language AFRIKAANS and to dream big in Afrikaans, all organised by

Despite the rain it was such a pleasure to watch these motivated learners screaming and shouting in their mother tongue, being encouraged by Rene from
We felt it was an absolute honour to be invited by the headmistress Joanne, us being the only two Rotary Club representatives among other educational dignitaries, and being referred to as the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club members that introduced their Kagiso books. You could tell they appreciate our involvement with their school tremendously.
There were even two very brave learners to take the stage for reading out a poem, and singing a beautiful song "You are the wind beneath my wings"
The message was loud and clear "Dream Big" persevere and don't give up and you will be what you set out for yourself.

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Sonja Peacey and some members of Helderberg Sunrise in conjunction with Helderberg Society for the Aged brought some light hearted Valentines fun to Seniors at Somerset Garden Village Watch the video