HotChillee, London, 18th December 2012 HotChillee today announces its three local charity partners for the Cape Rouleur, 3rd to 7th March 2013. Christel House South Africa, a charity working to take children out of the throes of poverty through education, is one of the official charities. JAG Foundation, which offers mentoring, coaching and physical activities to expel drug and alcohol abuse in South Africa will also be an official charity partner, as will The LumoHawk Foundation, the charity started by ex-professional Rugby player Joel Stransky. The LumoHawk Foundation supports educational efforts in South Africa by assisting a number of orphanages and previously disadvantaged individuals with the costs and resources required to provide the children with the education they deserve.
A group of HotChillee riders enjoying Stage 1. The Cape Rouleur will raise funds vital to local charities work.
Over the last ten years, HotChillee has forged hugely successful charity partnerships, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds each year. The HotChillee Global Events Series, which includes The London-Paris, the Alpine Challenge and the Cape Rouleur, has been used as a fundraising and awareness platform for many charities. Not only does it give teams and individuals the opportunity to raise money for their chosen charities, but with TV programmes dedicated to the events, it is a great place to generate additional awareness.
HotChillee ambassador and Triple Crown winner, Stephen Roche speaking at a school built by Christel House South Africa. Professional mountain biker, Karl Platt - 7x Trans Alp and 4x ABSA Cape Epic winner also spoke to the children.
With high-calibre cyclists and celebrities - such as Triple Crown Winner Stephen Roche, actress Vanessa Hayward and Joel Stransky - participating in HotChillee's events, they attract a great deal of attention. The Cape Rouleur 2012 gained the backing of the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille and the Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, who will ride the multi-stage, 525km Cape Rouleur in 2013.
Joel Stransky, The LumoHawk Foundation says: "We are delighted to be one of the official charities of this international event, the Cape Rouleur. The inaugural Cape Rouleur in 2012 was a huge success and HotChillee's events are a great place to gain additional momentum and raise vital funds to assist us in achieving our goals. I rode the event in 2012 and it was an incredible experience. The nature of the event, the support cars and crew made it feel like I was riding one of the Grand Tours."
Some of the talented girls from Christel House South Africa put on a performance at the Cape Rouleur Gala Dinner 2012.
Sven Thiele, Founder of HotChillee says: "HotChillee is incredibly passionate about cycling and about helping our charity partners create better lives for the children they are helping. Our cyclists have helped charities across the world and we are working with some of the best charities in South Africa. Their desire to work for a better world strikes a chord with us and knowing that everything we raise goes directly to the beneficiaries is truly refreshing."
Stage two of the Cape Rouleur 2012. Riders coming over Franschhoek pass with the official Hertz support vehicles.
HotChillee is a global media, marketing and events company. HotChillee's events include The London-Paris, Alpine Challenge, Cape Rouleur and the Cyclosport Industry Ride and Lunch.
HotChillee also manages Cyclosport.org, the largest cycle listings website and is the official provider of the Tour de France Guide and merchandise for South Africa.
HotChillee's events have raised vast funds for charity over the past 10 years. Official Charities include: UK Youth, The Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Christel House South Africa, The LumoHawk Foundation and JAG Foundation.
Previous riders of HotChillee's events include Tour de France winner Stephen Roche, 1988 World Champion Maurizio Fondriest, Paracycling double World Champion and 2012 Olympic team member Colin Lynch, professional German National mountain-bike rider Karl Platt, F1-great Nigel Mansell, Olympian James Cracknell, Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt, former England rugby captain Will Carling, South African rugby hero Joel Stransky, athletics World Champion Sonia O'Sullivan and Sean Kelly, seven times winner of Paris-Nice.
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About Christel House:
Christel House South Africa (CHSA) was founded in 2001 in Cape Town as part of the Global Charity Christel House.
The main purpose of Christel House South Africa (CHSA) is to address the educational and healthcare needs of impoverished children in South Africa. Its aim is to break the cycle of poverty by providing learners with the necessary tools to build a life of dignity, success and self-sufficiency. Learners that attend Christel House South Africa (CHSA) come from highly vulnerable communities characterized by high unemployment rates, gang violence and where physical, sexual and emotional abuse is commonplace. Christel House provide free private school education to children from these very impoverished communities. This includes tuition, transport, full uniform Winter and Summer, two meals and a snack per day, medical and social care as well as extra mural activities.
CHSA also work extensively with the parents of the children and the communities they come from. Skills Development and Socio-Economic Development for the children and their communities are very important for the team at Christel House SA. It is also important to note that CHSA does not try to obtain the smartest children to give them an opportunity. The aim of CHSA is to give those children that are learning able and whose families have for generations been strangled in the chains of poverty, an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty in their family for generations to come. CHSA therefore establishes a relationship with the child similar to that of a parent and supports the learner from grade R right through Higher Education until the end of the first year of working in a professional environment.
For more information on Christel House South Africa, please contact Brett Archibald on +27 84 404 0099 or visit our website at www.sa.christelhouse.org
About JAG Foundation:
Alcohol and drugs are the root cause of almost all of S.A's ills; gangsterism, crime, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, broken homes, unemployment, etc., which affect each and every South African. The Western Cape in particular is in an absolute crisis situation with regards to alcohol and drug abuse.
The JAG Foundation's mentoring, coaching, knowledge and sport programmes target alcohol and drugs head on by demonstrating the rewards of an alternative, positive lifestyle, bringing hope to escape their surroundings, and trying to place them out of reach of gangsterism and the resulting hopeless spiral of criminal behaviour. JAG uses sport as a catalyst to teach children to engage in physical activity, absorbing its values and benefits, in order to produce holistically healthy individuals who believe in themselves and their future. The Foundation has the expert skills and experience, the national reach (coaching the coaches structures), the transparency and measurement and the proven success to make this the most efficient and effective use of donor funding.
"HELP CREATE THE CHANGE"
About The LumoHawk Foundation:
Joel Stransky was invited to do the ABSA Cape Epic for the first time in 2010 and used the opportunity to raise money and support a number of small charities, with a strong leaning towards education and sport. Out of this was born The LumoHawk Foundation which has now become synonymous with fundraising around some of South Africa's cycling events. 100% of funds raised go to the children! Chris Froome, who came second in the 2012 Tour de France is a keen supporter and friend of the Foundation. Many of the children supported are HIV positive and all are from previously disadvantaged communities. The focus of The LumoHawk Foundation remains to give the children and future leaders of this wonderful country a start in life that includes a solid education and most importantly, hope!
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/lumohawkfoundation or contact Holly Swanepoel on +27838000881.