NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4- Local logistics firm M&S on Thursday announced their partnership with four scooter riding addicts who have embarked on an eight-month journey to ride 35,000km across 22 countries in three continents, starting in Cape Town, South Africa through Middle East with the final destination being Europe.
The From Cape Town to Dublin by Scooter 2013 initiative is a charity event which brings together scooter addicts to raise funds for various causes across the world.
“It is comprised of individuals who recognize our personal and collective obligation to help others, we are committed to providing children with an equal opportunity to healthcare” said Christopher Venter one of the scooter riders from the initiative.
He added: “We are proud to share the same vision with our Kenyan sponsors and look forward to engaging with them further in the near future, we hope that other organisations join in our vision”
The riders who partnered with the South Africa Red Cross society have put themselves through this grueling adventure all in an effort to raise funds that will be used in 14 Red Cross hospitals specifically catering to the needs of children with dilapidating heart conditions.
Speaking about its support for the initiative, Lawrence Maithya, Chairman of M&S Group said, “We are proud to be the first Kenyan based company to have spotted this unique opportunity that embodies our spirit of adventure and innovation; it is also aligned to one of our organizations values of respecting and providing teamwork for the communities around us.”
The firm will provide free Customs Clearance, Duty Payment and Storage for all necessary spare parts that they will need for the remainder of their journey and 2T oil for their scooters.
“Our involvement in the project costs will be recognized as part of the total amount the scooter addicts hope to raise for the initiative,” explained Brian Changangu, Managing Director of the company.
In addition to M&S Group, the initiative has attracted a lot of sponsors from around the world including Dawn Wing Global Express and Nokia.