"Thank you to the participants and their fans, our sponsors, spectators and visitors to the Redstone MTB and Trail Running Weekend who help to make it a huge success. We hope that you enjoyed the weekend as much as we did and will join us next year.
List of Winners and Results
The main object of the Redstone Hills Trust is to establish a fund to assist in the care and development of the less fortunate in the Kannaland Municipal District. The support is provided in the form of grants, donations, sponsorships and bursaries to individuals, educational institutions and sports clubs.
The Mountain bike and trail running weekend is currently the principal fundraising event of the trust.
Projects that we have supported this year
From the 2016 event the Redstone Hills Trust received R63,000 to use in support of community development activities.
From these funds we have made grants to five local projects:
The Kidstop Program, managed by the Hope Options Centre in Calitzdorp, attracts children from dysfunctional families off the streets of Calitzdorp and sets out to rehabilitate them back into the schooling system. It has a very meaningful impact on the welfare of the children, as well as uplifting the town as a tourist destination.
The Skype Project, run by the NG Kerk in Calitzdorp, guides and develops approximately 50 children in Calitzdorp to lead, serve, mentor and counsel their peer group, and to be model scholars.
The Friday Kitchen in Calitzdorp is also run by the NG Kerk. It provides a meal every Friday to about 50 indigent families.
The Chess Project at Calitzdorp High School teaches chess to the children as a method of stimulating them and arranges for chess masters to visit the school.
The Kruisrivier Craft Project is being created under the auspices of the Calitzdorp Tourism Bureau to create new work opportunities for the women of Kruisrivier and to market their craft products in Calitzdorp.
Apart from the funds raised by the Trust itself, the NG Kerk raised R51,000 from operating the food stalls and entertainments at the Redstone, for use in their projects.
The direct developmental impact of the 2016 Redstone will therefore be R118,000.
"Thank you for your participation which indeed makes a huge difference in the lives of the less privileged people around Calitzdorp and hopefully later in other areas within the Kannaland municipal area!"
Trustees: Chris Ball, Jac Bekker and Willemien Fourie
Sponsors, Donors and Media Partners
This event will not be possible without donors, sponsors and volunteers.
The Redstone Hills Trust is grateful for the sponsors of previous events and wishes to thank the individuals and businesses for their support and contributions to the 2017 event.
Cash donations are welcome and may be deposited in the Redstone Hills Trust's Standard Bank Account: 180688685 Branch code 051001. Please provide your name as reference.
The 2017 Sponsors and Donors (As at 12 May 2017)
Wesgro, Time Freight, Klein Karoo Saad Produksie, JW Seeds, Klein Karoo Agri, Cashbuild, Tyres & Treads, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Paarl), The Queen of Calitzdorp, Seeff Oudtshoorn, Dryland Event Management, Du Plessis Motors, Irrikor Besproeiing, Mark & Molleke Duboccage, Solarcon, Kango Tractors and three generous anonymous donors
Donors of goods, gifts and services
Dryland Event Management, De Krans, Calitzdorp Wine Cellars, Boplaas, CP Nel Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo International, Port Wine Guesthouse, Welgevonden Guesthouse, Grundheim wines, Francois Smit, De Krans Bistro, Zamani Calitzdorp, Rose of the Karoo, Klein Karoo Toyota, Ford Mossel Bay, Cycle Addict, PSP Timbers, Sportsman Warehouse George
We are grateful to the following organisations, publications and individuals who helped to spread the word about our event.
The event is organised on behalf of the trust by an organising committee from the community and by Jakhals Events
Redstone 2017 Photos
Redstone 2016 Photos
Video clips by Bigshot Media
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