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R261 000 raised for VUSA

The Bishops community raised R261 000 in a 24-hour cycle challenge in aid of Vusa, a rugby and learning academy in Langa.
18 Jun 2021
Written by Nicole Little
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Congratulations to The Bishops School community who raised R261 000 in a 24-hour cycle challenge in aid of Vusa, a rugby and Learning Academy in Langa. The cycle challenge lasted from 16:00 on Tuesday, 15 June to 16:00 on Wednesday, 16 June and more than 80 teams of up to six took turns cycling.

The participants in the fundraiser were members of the Bishops Diocesan College first, second and third rugby teams, as well as staff and pupils. The excited teams were captained by ex-Bishops rugby internationals, including Oli Kebble (2010S), Christian Stewart (1983W), Rob Fleck (1993O), Stuart Abbott (1995S), Nick Koster (2007F), JJ Gagiano (2003F), Mike Fox, Dasch Barber (2006M) and Francois Louw (2003W), who offered encouragement and support to the boys as they pedalled away.

 

Thank you so much to our sponsors, Checkers, Virgin Active and Butlers Pizza, Deli Spices, Olympic Cycles and Rate my Braai.  Thanks also to Andrew Verster Cohen and his team from Supersport Schools for streaming the event.

Congratulations to team Jordan for winning the challenge. The runners up were Team Fleck and following closely behind were Team Abbott., Olympic Cycles and Thank you to the Reynolds family for sponsoring vouchers, Teddys for the delicious snack box, Butlers for the pizza, Jonkershuis Restaurant and Blockhouse Kitchen for sponsoring vouchers, to Sweet Warehouse for the goodie bags, and Nomu for the beautiful hampers. Congratulations to everyone who participated and thank you to everyone who supported the event.

 

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