Counting Down – 30 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

My Fundraising Appeal

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Greetings from Nairobi.

With only 30 days to go to the Last Desert Race in Antarctica, I would like to remind everyone again about my fundraising campaign in support of Greenpeace Africa and encourage you to make a contribution in this regard.

The funds raised linked to my participation in the race will go towards the installation of solar energy in an underprivileged community in Gauteng. Our fundraising target is R250 000, and hopefully we will raise much more than that.

We have already raised more than R15 000, and need the support from everyone interested in the work of Greenpeace Africa, the potential of renewable energies such as solar, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of South Africans without electricity, to achieve our objectives.

To make a donation, please use one of the following two options:

# Secure online donation processed via GivenGain platform

# Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – make a deposit into the Greenpeace Africa account

Account Name: Greenpeace Africa Environmental Organisation

Bank: Standard Bank

Account Number: 201113643

Branch: Braamfontein

Branch Code: 004805

Reference: David Barnard Solar Project, Your Name and Contact Number

My fundraising campaign forms part of Greenpeace Africa’s broader efforts aimed at raising awareness and support for its work. It has recently launched a membership drive designed to bring together ordinary South Africans who have a common passion for the environment to investigate, campaign and lobby for a sustainable balance between humans and the environment. In order to maintain its independence from governments, corporations and political parties, Greenpeace only relies on donations from individuals to carry out its work.

My fundraising campaign will continue until #givingtuesday – 2 December 2014, which is an annual global campaign aimed at promoting philanthropy.

The countdown to Antarctica continues…


I’m excited about the race in Antarctica and the challenge of raising R250 000 for a Greenpeace Africa solar energy project, and encourage you to support my efforts and the work of Greenpeace Africa!

Please make a donation and encourage others to do the same.

“Together we can make a difference!”

Follow updates about my preparations for The Last Desert Race, and work with Greenpeace Africa, on Facebook and Twitter, my daily blog, and via Greenpeace Africa’s  various online platforms.

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