aQuellé Tour Durban
presented by Bridge Fund Managers
Domino Foundation challenge to Tour Durban cyclists
Durban - With thousands of cyclists set to converge on Durban for
the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers this Sunday 29
April, the Domino Foundation, the main beneficiary of the race, has
issued its own challenge to riders and supporters to get involved in the
The Domino Foundation runs an extensive programme impacting around 6000
people each day in communities around Durban and in the Western Cape. It
channels the income it derives from the race each year into its seven
programmes, ranging from a babies’ home to feeding, early childhood
development, life skills and skills development, Red Light
anti-human-trafficking and a recycle Swop Shop.
“We challenge people to get involved, either by riding in the colours of
the Domino Foundation, raising money or helping as a volunteer on the
day,” said Rowan Phillips of the Domino Foundation marketing team.
“Simply by taking part in the event, every single rider is making a
contribution to the Domino Foundation, but there are plenty of ways for
people to get more involved, like booking a corporate package or helping
out at our water point,” he added.
Phillips said that the annual cash injection from the race, which
amounted to R175 000 last year, is spread across all of its programmes.
“The money equates to around 58 000 meals, and helped us teach a good
portion of the 640 000 life skills lessons taught by our mentors,” he
“A goal of our Feeding programme is to provide ‘Food For Thought’, where
we don’t just fill empty stomachs. Research has shown that nutrition can
directly affect mental capacity of school children”, said Phillips.
“Whether it is an orphan or a person we are helping on the streets
through our Red Light programme, we aim to re-educate, boost confidence
and restore the belief that every single person has value and contribute
to society in a meaningful, positive way,” he said.
Their recycling programme is being used to foster an entrepreneurial
spirit and build independence and self-confidence.
“A person earns coupons for the recyclable material they bring in. They
can redeem these for basic foodstuff or clothing,” Phillips explained.
“Some of our beneficiaries are showing entrepreneurial spirit when they
embellish and enhance a basic item of clothing they got in exchange for
a coupon making it saleable at a profit. We celebrate that as we are
seeing people getting a hand-up not just a hand-out.”
Every year the Domino Foundation supports a team of eager youngsters
from the Amaoti community to ride in the 45km ride. Members of the
community are also being drawn into assisting by helping at the race
registration at the Cornubia Mall.
The Domino Foundation has secured a special charity batch for the 45km
race. To cycle in the Domino Foundation colours, contact Tarin Stevenson
on 031 563 9605 or email
The aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers, takes place
on Sunday 29 April 2018. More information can
be found at www.tourdurban.co.za
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Getting into the spirit
of the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers with two
young beneficiaries of the Domino Foundation
are Operations Manager Shaun Tait (left)
and salesman Sifiso Zulu. The Domino Foundation is the beneficiary of
the popular annual race and uses the income to fund feeding schemes,
literacy and life skills programmes.
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