This morning’s post is going to be one that I hate doing but need to because these guys have really given their all to fundraise for Children with Cancer yet there has been NOT EVEN ONE donation on Back-a-Buddy so far and SMS Donations are also minimal.
It is no picnic to drive 6 200 km in seven days, covering seven countries, what with all the difficult roads, putting up with going through all the border-posts, sitting in traffic jams etc. It is tiring, a strain on the eyes and back, and difficult to be away from one’s Loved Ones for so long.
For us it is more difficult to feel the disappointment and disbelief that Danie Botha, G.G van Rooyen and Jan van Deventer must be feeling at the fact that while they have endured all this, as well as stopping off to visit, give presents to and give some love to a terminal childhood cancer patient in each of the towns they visited, the whole aim of this adventure – to raise funds for Children with Cancer – has just not happened!
Today the team drove from INHAMBANE (MOZAMBIQUE) to MANZINI (SWAZILAND) – approx. 680km
Departed 5am from Inhambane and Goba border crossing to Swaziland, continue to Manzini to arrive approx 2pm. Visited Manzini clinic and surrounds. Depart approx. 4pm for Mkhaya Nature Reserve. Arrive at camp at approx. 6pm.
“In Swaziland! It was an easy 800km day, and tomorrow we head to Lesotho and Sani Pass. Today we had a quick detour to the Indian Ocean, Jan van Deventer clowned around some, and we spent several hours in Mozambique traffic jams.”