Counting Down – 12 & 11 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Fundraising Appeal

Greetings from San Francisco!

The Last Desert Race in Antarctica is getting close, very close, too close for comfort!

With a few days to go before the start of the race I would like to make a special appeal for donations in support of a solar street lighting project in Diepsloot.

Our target is R250 000, and the money raised will enable Greenpeace Africa to roll-out the solar project in Diepsloot. The local community is confronted with many socio-economic challenges, including crime, poverty and unemployment.  The introduction of solar powered street lights, in the absence of electricity, will therefore make a significant contribution to community safety, enhance the quality of life of the local community and demonstrate the potential of renewable energy to transform electricity generation in South 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, and our fundraising campaign in support of the solar street 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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