Counting Down – 18 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

R250 x 1000 donations

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Raising R250 000 for a solar energy project in Diepsloot was always going to be a challenging and ambitious objective to achieve. But if we break it down, it requires only a 1000 people to each donate R250 and we achieve our objective.

I visited the project site this morning and there is no doubt in my mind that the impact of solar lighting in an area of Diepsloot where there is no electricity or street lights, will make a significant contribution to community safety and the local community’s quality of life.

So, I appeal to all friends, colleagues and people interested in making a concrete difference in the lives of the people in Diepsloot to support my fundraising campaign in conjunction with Greenpeace Africa.

To make a donation, please use any of the following 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

I also encourage you to watch my video about my work with Greenpeace Africa, the Last Desert Race in Antarctica, and our fundraising campaign in support of the solar lighting project in Diepsloot.

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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