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Cycle to make our world a better place

Tuesday, 7th July 2015  I  For immediate release

It’s great to win a race – but it’s even more satisfying to know that your efforts have helped make the world a better place.

That’s the message from The Salvation Army, which is looking for cyclists in November’s Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge to ride in support of its many outreach programmes.
Major Carin Holmes, PR Secretary for The Salvation Army Southern Africa Territory, says: “Cycling is such a popular sport and we are so pleased that this race provides an opportunity to not only participate in the sport, but also do something for people in need.
“We are therefore asking cyclists to support us in three crucial areas of our work – care for children in need, efforts to prevent human trafficking, and rehabilitation centres for alcohol and drug addiction.
“The Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge provides an ideal opportunity for cyclists to participate in one of Joburg’s most exciting and well-supported events, as well as to show they care for the community,” she added.
She urged cyclists to be in contact with the Salvation Army, as at least 20 cyclists are needed before the closing date at the end of August to make up a charity team for the race.
Please email Celehte Wymers here or call her at 011-718-6713 to register for the team.
The Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge’s charity outreach is called “Ride for a Purpose”. Last year, cyclists raised more than R14-million for charities.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God, and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs without discrimination.
The Southern Africa Territory of The Salvation Army encompasses four countries – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland – and the island of St Helena. Its officers, soldiers and full-time employees provide their spiritual and community services through approximately 230 corps (churches), societies and outposts, as well as through schools, hospitals, institutions for children, street children, the elderly, men and abused women, and daycare, goodwill, rehabilitation and social centres.


Media Contact: Ruth Coggin
Tel: 011-487-0026
Cell: 082-903-5819
Click here to e-mail Ruth
Client Contact: Major Carin Holmes
Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
Click here to e-mail Carin