Walk for those who can't

Bidvest challenges the media

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At 8:00 on the morning of Sunday 12 August 2012, an estimated 30 000 Bidvest employees and their families across three South African cities (Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town) will unite for what is guaranteed to be a memorable day in our country’s charitable history.
 
Already the world record holder for the largest charity walk for one corporate group, the BIDVEST Unity Walk will be even bigger this year, moving from one city to three, and this year Bidvest staff will be walking for a specific purpose.
 
The 10 km walk kicks off simultaneously in Johannesburg at Bidvest Wanderers, in Cape Town at Sahara Park in Newlands and in Durban at the Sahara Kingsmead Stadium, all in the name of giving back to those in need and WALKING FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T.  
 
For every 75 staff members who join the walk on 12 August 2012, Bidvest, in collaboration with the Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Association of South Africa (QASA) will donate one wheelchair to those in need in the rural areas and townships of South Africa.
 
For every 9 members of the media who join the walk, Bidvest will donate one wheelchair – that’s just 9 media as opposed to 75 staff members. Members of the media are welcome to bring their families along to join in on a whole day of fun, with a kids play area and live entertainment by the popular multi-award winning SA music sensation MiCasa at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium / by Loyiso at Sahara Park in Newlands / by Lloyd Cele at Sahara Kingsmead Stadium. The entertainment will start around 10:30 at each of these venues.
 
Help us make a difference either by joining in the walk – in which case your attendance will assist us in the donation of more wheelchairs to those in need – or by joining us to cover the event. 

There will be thousands of Bidvest staff participating and also of the QASA ambassadors participating as hand cyclists – in Durban, Cedric Mkhize, a former Sharks rugby player; in Cape Town, Anthony Ghillino, a high level quad as a result of motor vehicle crash; and in Johannesburg, Ari Seirlis, CEO of QASA.
 
Should members of the media be interested in joining us, they will be registered as a participant and a race pack containing a t-shirt, race number and refreshment and meal voucher for them and their family members (for a family of four) will be provided. Entries are limited to one journalist and three family members.
 
Please confirm your participation by replying to the email or by calling 011 672 2037
 
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