Making friends, enjoying the beauty of Prince Edward Island, improving one’s health, building stronger communities, truly making a difference in our world… what’s not to like about all of that? Just so happens that there is one event that is open to anyone and everyone who wants to do all of those things. It’s called Tip to Tip for Africa, a bike ride/fundraiser in aid of
The Townships Project, a Canadian non-profit jumpstarting business in South African townships through micro-lending, microfranchising and asset based community development.
This year (2012) will be the 8th year for the Tip to TIp event on PEI. Well over $150,000 has been raised over the years and thousands of people in the Townships of South Africa have embarked on taking ownership of their future directly because of our work on PEI. The lives of women, children and men have changed in ways that will affect them and their communities for a very long time.
Here’s how it works:
* You decide that doing the Tip to Tip is a realistic and positive goal to set for yourself.
* You sign up, pay $200 to register and begin training for the big event, Thanksgiving weekend in October, 2012
* You ask your friends, relatives, co-workers, classmates to help by donating what they can to your campaign.
* You raise $600 for The Townships Project.
* You look forward to an amazing weekend of friendship and fun, not to mention enjoying the benefits of our generous sponsors who put us up in nice hotels and feed us delicious, local cuisine!
* We help each other by sharing our stories, encouraging and pushing each other toward our goals.
* We will help source a bicycle for you (If you are traveling or don’t own a bicycle) through local rental companies.
* We find ways for you to fundraise and connect you with supportive people in your community.
* We hold cycling training sessions every week.
* We coordinate the entire weekend’s activities, lodging, meals, snacks, support vehicle and transportation.
This is how it rolls and it works rather well. But if you have any ideas or suggestions please speak up and drop us a line.
Contact Cynthia King, Tip to Tip 2012 Coordinator.