LFCT @ Work
2 July 2015
On 2 July 2015, three intrepid adventurers departed from the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Capital Park, Pretoria, on an epic journey through seven southern African countries – in just seven days. The trip, known as the SEVEN7 Drive, endeavours to raise funds for children with cancer, and specifically for children with cancer who are terminal and are not covered by medical aid.
Taking on the epic challenge is a trio not entirely unfamiliar with African overland adventures. Heading up the team is well-known off-road and adventure journalist, Danie Botha, along with Leisure Wheels photojournalist and experienced traveller G.G. van Rooyen and logistics expert Jan van Deventer, who counts top international film and television companies as his clients.
Playing a vital role in the back-up and fundraising team is Margaret Pretorius, a highly experienced events professional formerly of African Outdoor Group, who is currently fighting cancer herself – as determinedly as can come.
“Driving 6500km in seven days is not a major challenge if you drive on new highways. But we will be tackling lesser known tracks, and on each leg there will be rough gravel roads and twee-spoor tracks to cover,” says Botha. “We have assembled a formidable team, but in Africa you never know what you’re going to find around the next corner.”
To read more about their adventure please follow the link
We would like to thank each and every one who participated and donated to this worthy cause.