In 2017 the EPT Initiative partnered with the FNB Wines2Whales Crèche Initiative to assist implementing sustainable educational programs & financial support for minor renovations, building maintenance as well as the supply of necessary items to the crèches in the Botrivier community.

Botrivier is a small area in the Western Cape region of South Africa. This community is 1.5 hours from Cape Town and has some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery South Africa has to offer, however it also has some of the poorest and impoverished families in the Western Cape.  The Botrivier community use what little resources they have to build and maintain stand-alone crèches for their children.  It’s basic but it’s all they have. Sometimes the floor is wet, even muddy and the structures often break or develop cracks due to the harsh weather conditions of the Western Cape. Learning and playing in these conditions is tough – we’ve seen it and we want to make a difference where it’s most effective. 

Now in 2018, the EPT Initiative has once again teamed up with the FNB Wines2Whales Crèche Initiative to continue providing awareness and funding towards the projects and upliftment interventions in this community.

This year, we are proud to have selected 4 special EPT ambassadors who will take on the challenging Wines2Whales 3 day MTB race to raise awareness and funds on behalf of both the EPT Initiative and the FNB Wines2Whales Crèche Initiative.

These 4 individuals from different sporting backgrounds, share in this passion to form the EPT riding team and brings the mixture of novice and experienced riders together. They not only have been challenged to reach the physical goal of train, gain and maintain right through to the finish line of the Wines2Whales MTB race but also committed to this much needed financial injection. It’s rather fitting that on Day 3 of  the Wines2Whales stage race, the route passes through Botrivier and participants are cheered by these little ones. The energy is tangible and quite something to experience. So please help us in our cause and let’s do it for the children. Let’s make the difference and donate to this worthy cause.

The goal of the EPT Ambassadors in 2018 is to raise R100,000 (approximately £6000) for the EPT Initiative.

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SMS ‘EPT’ and your name to 41006 to donate R25

FRANCOIS RETIEF

SIMON LOOMS

DEBBIE HIBBERT

COBUS FOURIE