Sep 26, 2017 9:01:07 PM

Harcourts Rides to Raise R60 000 for Education

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The Harcourts Foundation, together with five local Harcourt's offices; Mthatha, Queenstown and the three East London Branches, will be raising awareness and funds for the African Angels Independent School by inviting participants to ride the 72 km Kwelera to Kei Mouth fun mountain bike race on 25 November 2017. Harcourts aims to raise R60 000 for African Angels Independent School. It is the fifth consecutive year Harcourts has raised funds for this organisation.

The Kwelera to Kei is a 72km outride hosted by FUNTRAX MTB every year attracts riders from all over the country and the event had more than 500 riders last year. Harcourts Ride for Education uses the event to raise funds and awareness for African Angels School. All funds raised by this initiative will be handed over to African Angels Independent School, which is expanding rapidly. The African Angels Independent School, located in the Eastern Cape of Spouth Africa, is just 40 km outside of East London, and it provides a quality primary school education for children from the Chintsa East and Glen Eden townships as well as from surrounding farms and rural areas. "In the absence of any other affordable, quality education being provided by the State, the African Angels Independent School is a beacon of hope for the 109 children who attend school each day. The school provides well equipped classrooms, qualified and experienced teachers, a properly applied curriculum, as well as porridge for breakfast and a hot lunch for each child every day. It is hard for children to learn if they are hungry," explains Lou Billett - founder and co-ordinator at the School.

Principal of Harcourts Cornerstone, Lance Gouws says, “We want to promote the lifestyle opportunities available to investors and potential property owners in our area of the Adventure Province. All around the World cities are expanding as people choose lifestyle over suburbia. The Wild Coast Jikeleza Route is ideally placed to be the expansion path for East London. The aim of the Harcourts Ride for Education is to attract riders who want to have some fun on the day, support a worthy cause and demonstrate what can be achieved with vision, passion and energy.”

"At Harcourts, we have a vision of creating a strong, economically viable nation, thriving in a country that uses natural resources wisely. One of the best ways to achieve this is through quality education. , " concludes Harcourts Africa CEO Richard Gray.

Statement by

Richard Gray

Harcourts Africa Chief Executive Officer