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The second Rob Burton Memorial Ride.

 A Trans-Karoo relay cycle from East London to Stellenbosch over 4 days,

starting on 6 December 2016

Rob Burton and Arthur Salzwedel

Rob Burton and Arthur Salzwedel

In November 2015, Grandads Army, a group of social cyclists completed the first Rob Burton Memorial Ride, and in so doing raised R240000 for the Eyabantwana Trust.  This was used to purchase specialised surgical equipment for the skin grafting of burnt children in East London.

The handover of the equipment to the paediatric surgeon working at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Dr Mie Elsen and the theatre nursing staff took place on Wednesday 13th July this year.

This year, Grandads Army will once more undertake this epic trans-Karoo ride in honour of Rob Burton and a second member of our team, Arthur Salzwedel, who died tragically this year after an accident on early morning cycle ride.

The ride starts on Tuesday 6th and will reach Stellenbosch on Friday 9th.

Fifteen to eighteen cyclists, who will pay their own way, will do this year’s ride.

Funds raised for the Eyabantwana Trust by this year’s ride will be earmarked specifically to enhance the Dressing Room care of burnt children in the Frere Hospital Burns Unit.

It is in the Dressing Room that children have their dressings removed to allow the burns to be cleaned and redressed, something which is a painful and harrowing experience.

Our intention is to improve the facilities in the Dressing Room to allow for the provision of the care in as kind and pain free yet effective manner possible.

More information about the work of the Eyabantwana Trust and the Rob Burton Memorial Ride can be found on the Trust’s website and the Rob Burton Memorial Ride Facebook page.

At this stage we want to thank the following sponsors for their contributions to making the ride possible:

  • Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer

  • Minuteman Press

  • Coca Cola – Powerade

  • Beacon Bay Motors

  • Connock Motors

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